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New Periodical: Emunat Itecha 121

The Tishrei 5779 issue of this journal published by Torah VeHa’aretz Institute, in conjunction with Puah, The Zomet Institute, Machon Keter, Mishpetei Eretz Institute, Mishpat La-Am, Koshrot, The Temple Institute, Halichot Am Israel Organization, Torah and State Center, and Chotam. The journal is in Hebrew but recently started a section of English summaries of key articles. I will list here ...

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• WeWork CEO and Co-Founder Explains How Observing Shabbat for First Time Changed His Life https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/12/11/wework-ceo-and-co-founder-explains-how-observing-shabbat-for-first-time-changed-his-life/ • The Discovery of an Ancient Pool May Help Explain an Obscure Talmudic Term https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2018/12/the-discovery-of-an-ancient-pool-may-help-explain-an-obscure-talmudic-term/ • The Case Against CRISPR Babies | Nicanor Austriaco https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2018/12/the-case-against-crispr-babies

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  • ‘Baal Teshuvah’: The Next Generation https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/276399/baal-teshuva-the-next-generation • Temple Mount activists celebrate new altar, but plea to ‘practice animal sacrifice’ rejected https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-jerusalem-municipality-rejects-plea-to-practice-animal-sacrifice-for-future-temple-1.6729388 • Rabbis Force Brooklyn Kosher Restaurants To Cancel Show With Lesbian Comic https://forward.com/fast-forward/415779/rabbis-force-brooklyn-kosher-restaurants-to-cancel-show-with-lesbian-comic/ • 1 in 3 European Union Jews say they avoid Jewish sites out of security fears https://www.jta.org/quick-reads/1-in-3-eu-jews-say-they-avoid-jewish-sites-out-of-security-fears • No Orthodox rabbis on the list ...

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• 100-year-old rabbinic document describing Western Wall found http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/255759 • This Berlin rabbinical school is creating a new kind of rabbi for Germany’s Jewish communities https://www.jta.org/2018/12/05/news-opinion/berlin-rabbinical-school-creating-new-kind-rabbi-germanys-jewish-communities • Portugal government committee approves Memorial Day for Inquisition victims https://www.timesofisrael.com/portugal-government-committee-approves-memorial-day-for-inquisition-victims/ • Open Orthodoxy Update, Parshas Miketz https://cross-currents.com/2018/12/05/open-orthodoxy-update-parshas-vayeishev/

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• HaRav Yaakov Bender Slams NY Times Over Anti-Yeshiva Article Following New NYS Education Policy https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/general/1637392/read-this-harav-yaakov-bender-slams-ny-times-over-anti-yeshiva-article-following-new-nys-education-policy.html    • Open Orthodox op-ed against the Maccabees – Dancing In the Dark https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/dancing-in-the-dark/    • Fire Burns Shul in Cape Town https://www.collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=53374    • Rabbi convicted of sex crimes said to confess to new misconduct https://www.timesofisrael.com/rabbi-convicted-of-sex-crimes-said-to-confess-to-new-misconduct/    • What PBS got right – and so wrong – about the Jews of Iran ...

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• New issue of Jewish Action https://jewishaction.com/ • Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU http://www.jewishlinknj.com/food/28235-is-your-bread-still-kosher-arnold-s-bread-manufacturer-drops-the-ou • The Pastor’s Pay in 2019 and Beyond https://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2018/fall-state-of-church-ministry/pastors-pay-in-2019-and-beyond.html • F Nataf – Hanukkah: We will never repeat the past, we will always repeat the past https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/hanukkah-we-will-never-repeat-the-past-we-will-always-repeat-the-past/ • H Maryles – The Chief Rabbinate must remain in Orthodox hands http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/23103 ...

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