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U.S., Israel Inaugurate Production Line For F-35 Fighter Jet Wings

11/06/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel and the United States inaugurated a production line for the manufacture of wings for F-35 fighter jets.

Polls Show 2-1 Jewish Support For Democrats In Elections

11/06/2014
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Washington — Jewish support for Democrats over Republicans in congressional elections broke 2 to 1, consistent with recent elections, and Jewish voters remained substantially more supportive of President Obama than the general population, polls showed.

Jews In Middle America Fret About Attracting Millennials

11/05/2014
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Des Moines, Iowa  Before she visited Drake University, Lilianna Bernstein never had set foot in Des Moines, let alone imagined that she would one day settle down in the city.

Lee Zeldin Becomes Congress’ Sole Jewish Republican As GOP Retakes Senate

11/05/2014
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Washington – Results late Tuesday showed Republicans winning control of the United States Senate as well as wins for fresh faces with close Jewish and pro-Israel ties.

Republican Senator Lee Zeldin. Wikimedia Commons

One Dead, More Than Dozen Injured In Jerusalem Car Attack

11/05/2014
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Jerusalem — One person is dead and more than one dozen people injured after a car drove into a light rail station and onto the sidewalk in Jerusalem in what is being called a terror attack.

Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dancer

11/05/2014
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The child in the old home movies projected onto a large screen is the young Netta Yerushalmy, at first a toddler walking in front of the camera, and then as a very young dancer, practicing her movements. On stage, the award-winning choreographer Yerushalmy imitates the young girl’s moves. As the video sequences are repeated, Yerushalmy shifts the novice’s movements into formal structures.

Netta Yerushalmy: Movement then and now.  Gadi Dagon

Wachtler-Hynes Emails Had It Wrong On Kellner

11/05/2014
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Sol Wachtler wasn’t a big fan of The Jewish Week’s coverage of the bribery and extortion prosecution of chasidic child abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner.

Sol Wachtler, left, told former Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes that he disagreed with Jewish Week series on chasidic child abuse.

Change, Pushback In Wake Of Mikvah Scandal

New conversion roles for women provoke pro and con responses within Orthodox community.

11/05/2014
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Last Thursday night, a meeting at Drisha Institute, a local program of advanced Jewish textual study for women, attracted an eclectic crowd of 45 community members, clergymen and women rabbinical students. The topic du jour was boundaries on rabbinic authority, and the mood was upbeat.

Conversion procedures re-evaluated post Freundel scandal. JTA.

Bibi’s Bind Over Temple Mount Tensions

Prime minister is caught between the demands of the right and good relations with Jordan.

11/05/2014
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Tel Aviv — The conference at the end of last month was meant as a 20th anniversary celebration of Israel and Jordan’s peace treaty, but the situation on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem prompted Walid Obeidat, Jordan’s ambassador, to throw a little cold water on the festivities. 

After the asasination attempt, Israel closed the Temple Mount for the first time in 14 years. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Israel Immigration Turf War Erupts

Anger over fundraising tactics of Int’l Fellowship of Christians and Jews as it launches new $20 million effort.

11/05/2014
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The decision of a successful rabbi to launch his group’s own aliyah program to rescue Jews in conflict areas is being lauded by many, but his fundraising pitch to a largely Christian audience has raised concerns for suggesting he alone is helping those in distress.

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein: Under fire for pitch seen as critical of the Jewish Agency.  Wikimedia Commons
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