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Another perspective on the Wall – The Jewish Standard

| August 24, 2017

FIRST PERSON Six months ago, a few days before I left New Jersey for a sabbatical in Israel, I said goodbye to a beloved teacher and friend of mine, who is Orthodox. Having lived in Israel for an extended period, he had many helpful suggestions and one plea. Whatever you do, just promise me that you wont go to the Kotel on Rosh Chodesh with Women of the Wall

Women rabbinical students asked to lift skirts, shirts at Western Wall – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 24, 2017

Women blowing shofars at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Aug.

Trump official reportedly praised defender of Holocaust deniers … – Haaretz

| August 22, 2017

Teresa Manning, a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, praised Joseph Sobran, who had a long history of negative statements about Jews and their alleged influence in the U.S

Trump Official Once Praised a Defender of Holocaust Deniers – Mother Jones

| August 21, 2017

Now shes in charge of family planning policy.

New Jewish group in Labour Party backs right to BDS – The Electronic Intifada (blog)

| August 18, 2017

Asa Winstanley Activism and BDS Beat 17 August 2017 Jewish members of the Labour Party have founded a new group. Jewish Voice for Labour will launch at the UK main opposition partys conference in Brighton next month. The new initiative presents a challenge to an existing Israel lobby group that positions itself as the representative of Jewish members of Labour

First Read For Aug 11 – Jewish Week

| August 11, 2017

Glen Campbell, Messianic Jew, has died at 81 Glen Campbell, the country music star who died this week at 81 from Alzheimers disease, was a Messianic Jew for the last two decades of his life, JTA reports. He and his wife Kim attended services at a synagogue near their home in Malibu, and they celebrated major Jewish holidays, such as Passover, Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah. Messianic Judaism combines Jewish traditions with the idea that Jesus Christ is the coming Messiah.

How these young Jews found spirituality outside the synagogue – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 9, 2017

Shir HaMaalot participants after Friday night services in Brooklyn, July 14, 2017.

Epstein Not Just Spinning Its Wheel With Logo – Atlanta Jewish Times

| August 2, 2017

The Epstein School is welcoming students back this month with a new logo, which communications director Coleen Lou said represents the institutions fluidity in moving forward while remaining rooted in its heritage, symbolized by the blue Star of David in the logos center.

Literary world fired up over debut short story collection by gay immigration lawyer – The Times of Israel

| August 2, 2017

NEW YORK Ikeda Yataros body was cremated today. May his soul be forever damned. The flames claimed his corpse and his roses all that was left of the man.

Green Bay synagogue sees transition – The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

| July 29, 2017

GREEN BAY Its going to feel different for Rabbi Shaina Bacharach. We never get to sit together in temple, Bacharach said, referring to her husband, Bob Dick


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