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Despite optimism that Congress would quickly pass legislation authorizing federal financial assistance to synagogues and other houses of worship damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the bill is bottled up in the Senate after overwhelming passage in the House last February.
The strong bond between Pope Francis and longtime friend
Rabbi Abraham Skorka of Buenos Aires is such that when the pope hosted the rabbi in Rome in September he made sure the rabbi was housed within walking distance of a synagogue, had kosher food, wine and challah.
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Prosecutors in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office were set to dismiss the case against chasidic abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner this week for lack of evidence, but were overruled by their supervisor and then reassigned, The Jewish Week has learned.