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Before and After SVA: Liron Ashkenazi on Working with Clients Like Beyonc and More – SVA Features

| July 12, 2017

As a part of our series exploring what recent graduates are up to, we caught up with Liron Ashkenazi (BFA 2016 Design), who talked the valuable lessons her teachers taught her in college, having endless job opportunities after graduating from SVA, working with clients like Beyonc and more. What have you been up to since graduation?

Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi: Split with Diaspora ‘fake news’ – The Jerusalem Post

| July 12, 2017

David Lau. (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) Chief Rabbi David Lau described reports of a split with Diaspora Jewry over the cancelled Western Wall agreement and controversial conversion legislation as fake news at an economics and business conference of the Hamodia haredi newspaper

Israeli Chief Rabbi ‘Stunned’ by Alleged Blacklist of 160 Diaspora Rabbis – Algemeiner

| July 12, 2017

Email a copy of "Israeli Chief Rabbi Stunned by Alleged Blacklist of 160 Diaspora Rabbis" to a friend Rabbi Yehoshua Fass (left), co-founder of the Nefesh BNefesh aliyah agency, with Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau. Photo: Courtesy of Nefesh BNefesh. JNS.org At a time of heightened tension between Diaspora Jewry and the State of Israel over religious issues, the Israeli Chief Rabbinate sought to distance itself from a controversial alleged blacklist of 160 Diaspora rabbis.

Who can perform marriages in Kfar Chabad? – Arutz Sheva

| July 12, 2017

Marriage contract (ketuba), ring (Flash 90) Kfar Chabad residents complained recently that their rabbi does not allow qualified residents to perform marriages which take place in their town. After residents complained their local rabbi forbade other rabbis to perform marriages, attorney Yaron Huberman turned to the Religious Services Ministry's legal adviser and insisted he get involved. "I was recently informed of a situation in which a couple who wished to marry in Kfar Chabad, which is under the jurisdiction of the Lod Valley Regional Council, suffered severe embarrassment and abuse," Huberman wrote.

Deputy minister blasts chief rabbi’s ‘fake news’ on US Jews – The Times of Israel

| July 11, 2017

A former Israeli ambassador to the US on Monday slammed as fake news claims by Israels Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau that 85 percent of American Jews had never visited Israel. Three times as many Jews have visited as Rabbi Lau claims, Michael Oren told The Times of Israel. The most recent comprehensive study of American Jewish life the 2013 Pew study shows that 43% of American Jews have visited Israel, and that number is increasing over time.

Chief Ashkenazi rabbi says he didn’t know of ‘blacklist’ of Diaspora rabbis – The Times of Israel

| July 11, 2017

Israels Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau said in a letter that he did not know of the existence of a blacklist of Diaspora rabbis and that it should not have been released to the public. The chief rabbi was shocked to discover this list, read the letter written by an aide on behalf of Lau and issued Sunday

‘Ministers are silent as haredi soldiers are attacked’ – Arutz Sheva

| July 11, 2017

Haredi soldiers learning Torah Flash 90 MK Yisrael Eichler (United Torah Judaism) recently said on the Kol Belz radio program that "The Sephardim are going to the army because, unfortunately, their level of study is weaker. There are many of them there [in the army]." MK Eichler's statement was one of the attacks on haredi IDF soldiers which prompted MK Amir Ohana (Likud) to slam the haredi leadership for its attitude towards IDF soldiers from their community. Speaking at the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee last week, Ohana said that "the blood that will be spilled here ...

Analysis: Now it’s their turn – i24NEWS

| July 11, 2017

Regardless of who will be elected to be the new head of Israels Labor Party in the second round Amir Peretz or Avi Gabbay one fact is already known: the person to replace Isaac Herzog is of Moroccan origin. So what

Check out an unexpected performance from Richard Gere, now on demand – MyStatesman.com

| July 11, 2017

Heres a look at an interesting new release available to rent from cable and digital providers and a few titles that have recently hit streaming services. Video on Demand Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer: In his English-language debut film, Israeli director Joseph Cedar introduces us to Norman (Richard Gere), a seemingly well-connected but nebbish man who can talk himself into just about any situation. He spends most of his time on the phone, pulling favors and acting as a middleman in order to move up the food chain of the rich and powerful in New York City.

Radiation and ringworm: a tale of social policy, racism, and health care – Mondoweiss

| July 10, 2017

Image of Mizrahi children subject to experimental ringworm treatment in Israel, from the documentary The Ringworm Children On June 14, 2017, the Israeli newspaper, Israel Hayom, published an extraordinary report documenting medical experiments on mostly Yemenite children who subsequently disappeared; those who died were autopsied without parental consent, the parents were often not allowed to see their dead children, and no death certificates were provided. Since Operation Magic Carpet, 1949 to 1950, when 49,000 Jewish Yemenites were airlifted to Israel to grow the Jewish population and counteract the procreating Palestinians, there have been three official inquiries exploring egregious and unethical patterns of behavior towards Yemeni children by the medical and social service communities. Previous Israeli committees concluded that no children were kidnapped, although some children died or were adopted by Ashkenazi families without the birth parents consents.


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