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Government Panel to Make Recommendations on Giyur

A new panel to be headed by a former justice minister is being established by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to formulate recommendations for legislation on conversion. According to an…

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Reform Bluff? Study Shows No Drop in Donations to Israel

Reform leaders have threatened that their constituents would withdraw support from Israel in retaliation for the Netanyahu government’s failure to implement the Kosel prayer plan and recognize Reform conversion, but…

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White House Seeks Resolution to Kosel Crisis

The Kosel controversy which has engulfed the Jewish world in recent days has now reached the White House. The Trump administration has urged Israeli leaders and American groups to bring…

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Religious Liberty Order Draws Mixed Reaction From Orthodox Groups

A long-anticipated executive order dealing with issues of religious liberty signed Thursday morning by President Donald Trump drew a mixed reaction from Orthodox community advocates and other proponents of faith…

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Preparations for Lag BaOmer Reach Conclusion

With hundreds of thousands of visitors expected again this year for Lag BaOmer at Meron, Israeli police are completing their preparations for the great event. Thousands of police officers and…

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National Library Acquires Famed Prague Haggadah

The National Library of Israel has acquired a rare Haggadah from 16-century Prague. The Haggadah came as part of a larger transaction, when the library purchased the Valmadonna Collection of…

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