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 By Anthony Weiss    News    August 22, 2014

Riverway reaches young Jews outside the synagogues in Boston

BOSTON (JTA) – One recent Tuesday evening, a group of about two dozen Jews in their 20s and 30s huddled around wooden tables poring over the text for the week’s Torah portion. A rabbi prodded them with questions about the petition that...

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    August 22, 2014

Israel beckons 'hardcore' Jews displaced by Ukrainian fighting

(JTA)-Each time he dispatches a car into Lugansk, Rabbi Shalom Gopin readies himself for hours of anxious anticipation. The scene of brutal urban warfare between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian...

 By Marcy Oster    News    August 22, 2014

Amid strife of Gaza-Israel conflict, some tales to warm the heart

JERUSALEM (JTA)-Perhaps with the worries about rockets flying and death tolls mounting during the Gaza operation, many lost sight of the myriad heartwarming stories from the conflict. Here are some yo...


Documentary reveals Jewish mother's 'Little White Lie'

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)-When Lacey Schwartz celebrated her bat mitzvah more than two decades ago in her hometown of Woodstock, N.Y., a synagogue-goer turned to her and said, "It's so nice to have an...


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Israeli negotiators in Cairo talks told to insist on nation’s security needs JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel’s delegation to the Cairo cease-fire talks has “clear instructions” to “insist on the security needs of the State of Israel,” Prime Mini...


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