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The Return Of The Domestic Agenda

With the Gaza war over, internal problems now closer to the front burner.

09/16/2014
Israel Correspondent
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Jerusalem — In early July, Lisa Richlen, a nonprofit consultant working in the fields of human rights and social change, was planning to help launch Faces of Exile, a website aimed at providing a “human face” to asylum seekers in Israel, when Israel’s war with Hamas began.  

Activist Lisa Richlen giving her South Tel Aviv tour about asylum seekers in Israel. Irene Fertik

Fresh Skirmish In ‘Who Is A Jew’ Wars

Chief Rabbinate rejects letter from leading U.S. Orthodox rabbi vouching for couple’s Jewishness.

10/16/2013
Israel Correspondent
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Jerusalem — In a slap in the face to diaspora rabbis, the Israeli Chief Rabbinate has rejected the word of one of American Jewry’s most well-known Orthodox rabbis, who in a letter was attesting to the Jewishness and single status of an American Jewish couple wishing to marry in Israel, The Jewish Week has learned.

Rabbi Avi Weiss
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