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Key Jerusalem holy site 'to reopen'
Israel promises to reopen a key Jerusalem holy site after closing it following the shooting of a Jewish activist. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:52:27 -0700

Rabbi’s arrest in voyeurism case spurs calls to reform Modern Orthodox conversions
A major rabbinical body announced the formation of a committee to review the conversion process Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:45:15 -0700

Is This How the Third Intifada Begins?
On Wednesday, Barak Ravid, the diplomatic correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, made this ominous declaration via Twitter: "The 3rd Intifada is already here—If there is anybody that still doesn't get it," he wrote, referring to the possibility of another Palestinian uprising against Israel erupting, as in the late 1980s and early 2000s. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:34:22 -0700

Knesset committee approves conversion bill for final plenum readings
A Knesset committee for the second time has approved a bill allowing local rabbis to oversee conversions to Judaism in Israel. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:20:26 -0700

Conversion Reform Bill Moves Ahead in Israel
A Knesset committee has for the second time approved a bill allowing local rabbis to oversee conversions to Judaism in Israel. Click here for the rest of the article... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:57:51 -0700

Handling of misconduct complaints against rabbi raises calls for more transparency
Secrecy surrounded earlier misconduct complaints against Rabbi Barry Freundel. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:13:27 -0700

Woman makes history at college and in Judaism
Rabbi Deborah Waxman leafed through her mail before unwrapping a small orange, the punch line to a fabled Jewish myth. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:32:58 -0700

Conversation with Mark Oppenheimer
“Every movement in Judaism has to do better at tending to the people who fall outside the paradigm of what that movement is about.” By Cindy Mindell Recent population surveys... Read more » Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:38:47 -0700

Charleston synagogue to host explanatory service
By Lydia Nuzum Rabbi Victor Urecki, of B'nai Jacob synagogue on Charleston's East End, hopes to make Judaism more approachable for non-Jews this Saturday, as well as reacquaint many Jews with some of the central tenets of their faith, during an explanatory service to be held immediately following the normal Saturday service. The idea was inspired by a similar event held at Blessed Sacrament ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:10:42 -0700

Unearthing Magdala: Where History, Archaeology And Religious Traditions Meet
NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Oct. 20, 2014, Nyack College, in partnership with the Center for the Study of Ancient Judaism and Christian Origins, will host a gathering of scholars and dignitaries from 4:00–7:30 pm at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Manhattan, focused on discoveries from the excavations at Magdala. The unexpected archaeological discovery of ... Tue, 07 Oct 2014 01:00:00 -0700

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