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Rabbi asks pope to recognize Israel as Jewish http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/206745 Rabbi asks pope to recognize Israel as Jewish Rabbi Arusi reveals he asked Pope Francis during synagogue visit to declare Israel is state of the Jews – pope got embarrassed. Conservative, Orthodox, pluralistic and Reform day school organizations to merge http://www.jta.org/2016/01/19/news-opinion/united-states/conservative-orthodox-pluralistic-and-reform-day-school-organizations-to-merge Conservative, Orthodox, pluralistic and Reform day school organizations to merge ...

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I don’t know what these are but they sound cool – Chief Rabbi heralds Jewish studies inspectors ‘a blessing for our schools’ http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/chief-rabbi-heralds-jewish-studies-inspectors-a-blessing-for-our-schools/ Chief Rabbi heralds Jewish studies inspectors ‘a blessing for our schools’ – Jewish News The UK’s only Jewish education inspection service has been heralded as “an absolute blessing for our schools” by the Chief Rabbi. Ephraim Mirvis ...

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Is there a Hebrew equivalent of the term “African American”? – When you call me that, smile! http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/when-you-call-me-that-smile/ When you call me that, smile! As usual, Martin Luther King Day makes me reflect upon the state of Jewish-Black relations. A little over two…… Tehran synagogue collapses, authorities claim ‘accident’ http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/206528 Tehran synagogue collapses, authorities claim ‘accident’ Iranian authorities claim synagogue ...

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Do rabbis need management consultants? – How Today’s Clergy Are Putting Their Faith in Management Training http://insight.kellogg.northwestern.edu/article/how-todays-clergy-are-putting-their-faith-in-management-training How Today’s Clergy Are Putting Their Faith in Management Training The faculty of the Kellogg School of Management bring their latest research and expertise to you in an accessible, engaging format. More → The government finally realized the school wasn’t teaching secular studies ...

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Rav Mayer Twersky: Women Rabbis Are a Sign of Deep Assimilation http://jewishlinknj.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11307:rav-mayer-twersky-women-rabbis-are-a-sign-of-deep-assimilation&catid=151:community-news&Itemid=584 Rav Mayer Twersky: Women Rabbis Are a Sign of Deep Assimilation Editor’s Note: The following represents only notes and thoughts on several themes presented by Rabbi Twersky. Anyone interested is in further information is invited to please visit www.torahweb.org. The title of the shiur was “The Role of ...

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This is actually a big hit to the influence of Torah in Israeli society – Ex-IDF Rabbi: is IDF opening up to Reform Judaism? http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/206350 Ex-IDF Rabbi: is IDF opening up to Reform Judaism? Rabbi Avihai Rontzki calls on religious Zionists to fight decision separating Jewish Consciousness from IDF Rabbinate. Obvious similarities to challenges rabbis face – Why 734 Pastors ...

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This will impact Shabbos, bringing back the biblical prohibition of lighting an incandescent bulb as opposed to the rabbinic prohibition of fluorescent bulbs – Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12093545/Return-of-incandescent-light-bulbs-as-MIT-makes-them-more-efficient-than-LEDs.html Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs Researchers at MIT have shown that by surrounding the ...

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Torah protects! A victim fends off a terrorist attack with Sefer Ve-Zos Ha-Berakhah on blessings – Youth stabs, lightly injures Jewish man in Marseille http://www.jta.org/2016/01/11/news-opinion/world/youth-stabs-lightly-injures-jew-in-marseille Youth stabs, lightly injures Jew in Marseille Victim, who was wearing a kippah, was assaulted with a machete knife near a municipal building. End to separate burial for fallen soldiers whose Jewishness is in doubt ...

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Dutch chief rabbi: Rabbinical pro-Christian statement ‘goes too far’ http://www.jta.org/2016/01/08/news-opinion/world/dutch-chief-rabbi-rabbinical-pro-christian-statement-goes-too-far Dutch chief rabbi: Rabbinical pro-Christian statement ‘goes too far’ Binyomin Jacobs, who was knighted for interfaith work, said that a statement by 50 rabbis who called Christianity God’s will ‘went too far.’ Celebrating Birth of 100th Great-Grandchild: “This is our response to Hitler” http://jewishmom.com/2015/01/20/celebrating-birth-of-100th-great-grandchild-this-is-our-response-to-hitler/ Celebrating Birth of 100th Great-Grandchild: “This ...

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R J Sacks: Religion Is Unlikely to Go Away Anytime Soon http://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2016/01/religion-is-unlikely-to-go-away-anytime-soon/ Religion Is Unlikely to Go Away Anytime Soon Although its demise has been predicted for over 200 years. Single-sex education: row erupts after head criticises girls’ schools http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jan/05/single-sex-education-row-head-richard-cairns-criticises-girls-schools Single-sex education: row erupts after head criticises girls’ schools Richard Cairns sparks anger by suggesting pupils are at ‘huge disadvantage’ ...

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