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Swastika Supporters Want Their Wrapping Paper Back

One day after Walgreens pulls the paper, members of the Raelian movement push for a recall of the recall.

12/09/2014
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Not only Nazis love the swastika.

Walgreens recalls wallpaper with a swastika pattern. Via NBC.com

Victoria's Other Secret: She Pays For Rabbinical School

Company CEO Leslie Wexner, also the brains behind tonight's V.S. fashion show, has paid for 450 Jewish leaders' graduate educations.

12/09/2014
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‘Tis the season of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.

This model, and many spiritual leaders, are grateful to Leslie Wexner. Laurent Jean Philippe at Flickr Creative Commons

Gal Mekel Back In NBA With New Orleans Pelicans

12/08/2014
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Gal Mekel, the second Israeli to play in the NBA, has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans.

TIPTOE 2014: First Place

The Ruderman Family Foundation and Camp Ramah teamed up to create a video contest drawing on contestants' experiences at inclusive summer camps. Simone Rotman took top honors.

 

Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Randi Weingarten Arrested At Garner Protest

12/08/2014
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Several prominent rabbis and the president of a national teachers union were arrested while protesting police brutality.

Jewish Group Leading N.Y. Protest March On Eric Garner Decision

12/04/2014
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Several high-profile New York rabbis are scheduled to join a Manhattan protest of a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who killed Eric Garner, an unarmed black man.

Wieseltier, Foer Leave The New Republic

12/04/2014
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Franklin Foer, the editor in chief of The New Republic, and Leon Wieseltier, the magazine’s longtime literary editor, have resigned over disagreements with the publisher and new CEO.

U.S. Holocaust Museum Gets $25 Million Gift For Educational Programming

12/04/2014
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Washington – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will increase its educational programming in the U.S. and abroad with a $25 million gift, the largest in the museum’s history.

Law Student Sues Freundel’s Synagogue For Turning Blind Eye

12/03/2014
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A third-year student at Georgetown University’s law school is suing Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Washington synagogue, the adjacent mikvah and her own law school for allowing Freundel’s alleged misdeeds to go unchecked.

An Apparent Abuser Remains Free

A U.S. beit din ruled against a rabbi and four Israeli seminaries, but an Israeli religious court took little action.

12/03/2014
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This summer Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, 45, a former Chicagoan who has owned and has taught at four Bais Yaakov seminaries for American girls studying in Israel, was found guilty of sexual misconduct by the only American beit din (religious court) specifically dealing with charges of sexual abuse.

The U.S. beit din dealing with sexual abuse warned students not to attend Israeli seminaries headed by Rabbi Elimelech Meisels.
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