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Orthodox, Reform Groups Differ On Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Call

10/08/2014
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Washington — Reform and Orthodox Jewish groups had opposite takes on the Supreme Court decision not to hear gay marriage cases, effectively extending the right to a majority of the states.

The Legend Of Lydig Avenue

The last kosher café in the Bronx (outside of Riverdale, that is) fights to survive.

10/08/2014
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In New York City, is anything more ordinary than a cup of coffee or a bowl of soup? And yet, next week when a small sukkah is built on the Bronx sidewalk outside Delicious on Lydig, the servings will be as sacred as Abraham’s meal for the angels.

Pelham Parkway's Jewish community has outlived its obituaries, but Delicious on Lydig may not last the winter. Michael Datikash

Thorny Legal Questions At Play In E. Jerusalem

Beyond latest rift between Israel and U.S. over housing, differing interpretations of local, international laws.

10/08/2014
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Jerusalem — The latest tiff between the U.S. and Israel over the purchase by Jews of homes in the overwhelmingly Arab neighborhood of Silwan in east Jerusalem, and the final approval of a new Jewish neighborhood in Givat Hamatos in southern Jerusalem, near Bethlehem, begs a fundamental question: Can Jews be legally prohibited from living anywhere in Jerusalem? 

New dustup over E. Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama at the White House last week.

College Students Get App To Combat Anti-Semitism

Simon Wiesenthal Center launches CombatHateU to encourage immediate reporting of anti-Semitic incidents on campus.

10/08/2014
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Early Sunday morning, just hours after the end of Yom Kippur, the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) at Atlanta’s Emory University was spray-painted with swastikas and offensive graffiti. The Anti-Defamation League immediately released a statement calling the incident “despicable and cowardly.”

CombatHateU App.

Expert: Iran Pulling A Fast One?

Iran takes hardline approach as nuclear inspectors arrive on heels of explosion at suspected nuke site.

10/08/2014
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Just days after Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said he had “credible” information that Iran was conducting nuclear implosion tests at a military compound, an Iranian news service reported Monday that an explosion at the compound killed two workers.

Danielle Pletka

In Brooklyn, Jewish Voice For Peace Protests Tel Aviv Team

10/07/2014
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The Jewish Voice for Peace organization, which frequently holds anti-Israel protests outside such venues as politicians’ offices and Israel-affiliated groups, will protest Tel Aviv's basketball team today.

Reese Witherspoon's 'The Good Lie' Features Jewish Humanitarian's Work

10/07/2014
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Erin Brockovich is the ultimate example of a do-gooder who inspired a film. Sasha Chanoff, the aid organizer and humanitarian who won the 2010 Charles Bronfman Prize, isn't quite at that level, but his activism also gets cinematic representation in the new movie The Good Lie, starring Reese Witherspoon.

Nu, You Didn't Know That The Seinfeld Stars Speak Yiddish?

New videos feature excepts from the hit sitcom Seinfeld in Yiddish.

10/07/2014
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Ever imagine that a mentsh like Jerry Seinfeld would be teaching you Yiddish?

Seinfeld cast. Via seinfeld-quotes.tumblr.com

Ralph Goldman, Ex-JDC Head And A Builder Of Israel, Dies At 100

10/07/2014
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Ralph Goldman, a former leader of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and a central figure in Israel’s establishment, has died at the age of 100.

Adas Israel Rabbi: ‘I Am A Gay Man’

10/07/2014
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Rabbi Gil Steinlauf struggled for decades with an identity that he only acknowledged publicly this week.

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