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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.

Grapevine: When age doesn’t matter – The Jerusalem Post

| August 2, 2017

JUST BEFORE the Knesset went into summer recess, there was yet another installment of the ongoing debate about retirement age for women, in which even great fighters for equality urged that retirement age for women remain at 62 or 63 and not be raised to 64 or heaven forbid equal to that of men, which is 67. Their arguments are based on women homemakers who have never held a job outside the house and would have to wait longer to receive their senior citizens pensions if the retirement age is raised. On the other hand, employers who want to fire women in their early 60s have the excuse of retirement age, which doesnt really make sense, because in Israel, as in many other parts of the world, women tend to live longer than men, and if they are good and dedicated workers, there is no reason to get rid of them

SlutWalk Chicago, In Reversal, Will Allow Marchers Carrying Jewish … – Jewish Week

| August 2, 2017

SlutWalk Chicago will allow marchers carrying Jewish or Zionist symbols after saying earlier they would be banned. The group, part of an international movement that protests rape culture, in its ban announced this month referred to a decision by the Chicago Dyke March to ask three women carrying rainbow flags featuring white Stars of David to leave

Cave Of Dreams – Jewish Week

| August 2, 2017

Under Hebrons night sky, a young bridegroom, Yaakov G., just hours before walking down his wedding aisle, walked a pebbly Hebron path to the Cave of Machpela, said to be a portal into the Garden of Eden. Under the floor of a Herodian structure is a double-chambered cave where lie the bones of Abraham and Sarah; Isaac and Rebecca; Jacob and Leah. Before marriage, Jews traditionally visit the graves of ancestors, extending invitations to the wedding, and Yaakov was doing just that

SlutWalk Chicago, in reversal, will allow marchers carrying Jewish and Zionist symbols – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| July 31, 2017

Demonstrators at a Slutwalk march through downtown Chicago, Sept. 7, 2013. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) (JTA) SlutWalk Chicago will allow marchers carrying Jewish or Zionist symbols after saying earlier they would be banned

Around Newton – Wicked Local Newton

| July 31, 2017

Upcoming BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m.

Temple Mount or Haram Al-Sharif? We’ve been here before – i24NEWS

| July 31, 2017

This year's 9th of Av remembrance day is a telling moment. The Jewish fast comes after two weeks of Muslim protests, sometimes violent, that were sparked in Jerusalem and reverberated around the world

"Shared struggles" forum to tackle faiths’ differences, similarities – Charleston Post Courier

| July 30, 2017

The Summerville and North Area Jewish Community doesn't have a temple or a synagogue, but it still has a meaningful place to meet. The community has partnered with Summerville's Community Resource Center and the Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls to offer a series of ecumenical programs exploring faith, history and community

Scene Around – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| July 28, 2017

Linda Mogul The surge... I recently heard from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency about the surge in anti-Semitism. The subject was addressed in an article written by DANIEL ELBAUM and MARC D

In trip to Lodz, Poland, East Bay group sees dark past, hopeful future – Jweekly.com

| July 28, 2017

Part Two of a three-part series J. Senior Editor Sue Barnett traveled to Poland in June with the Jewish Federation of the East Bay and the S.F. Federations Young Adult Division


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