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Jewish Agency To Probe MASA Screening After Eilat Shooting By New Yorker

10/05/2012

The Jewish Agency is opening an inquiry into its Oranim program after an American participant gunned down a hotel employee in Eilat.

The Jerusalem Post identified the shooter as William Hershkoviz, 23, of Poughkeepsie, NY. The victim was Armando Abed, a 33-year-old sous-chef from Mi'ilya in the Western Galilee.

Hershkovitz reportedly was fired from his job at the Leonardo Club Hotel after arriving there in late August on a program arranged by the Jewish Agency's MASA program.

New Year, New Flag

Conservative/Masorti movement puts a pluralistic spin on the Simchat Torah flag.

09/25/2012
Staff Writer

When Rabbi Tzvi Graetz was a little boy in the Israel of the 1970s, he would visit the shuk, or market, with his father every High Holiday season to buy flags to wave during Simchat Torah, which celebrates the end of one year of Torah readings and the beginning of a new one.

The Masorti Movement's updated Simchat Torah flag shows women dancing with the scrolls. Photo courtesy Masorti Olami

A Cook’s Entrée Into Israeli Life

08/28/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

Who would have thought a chef and cookbook author would ever find herself without even one frying pan in her possession?

That’s exactly what Jamie Geller, author of the “Quick and Kosher” cookbook series and editor of the Joy of Kosher magazine and website, has had to deal with for the past two weeks, since she made aliyah from Monsey, N.Y., to Ramat Beit Shemesh with her husband and five children.

Kosher gourmet Jamie Geller, arriving with her family in Israel, has her eye on the Israeli food scene. Sasson Tiram

Israelis: Curtail Influence Of Religion

Most favor greater religion-state separation, new study shows.

09/24/2014
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Tel Aviv — During the past 18 months, the governing coalition in Israel has passed legislation to extend the nation's mandatory conscription to the charedi Orthodox — a group currently exempted from military service — and Knesset leaders have advanced bills that would allow for civil unions and ease restrictions on Jewish conversions.

Palestinian Youths Riot On Temple Mount

09/24/2014
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Jerusalem — Masked Palestinian youths threw stones and bricks and set off firecrackers at Israeli police officers on the Temple Mount.

Detention Facility For African Migrants Ordered Shut

09/23/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the state to close the Holot detention center for African migrants.

Israel’s Population Rises Slightly To 8.9 Million

09/22/2014
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Jerusalem — The official population of Israel on the eve of the Jewish New Year is 8.9 million, a slight increase from last Rosh Hashanah.

1,200-Year-Old Jewish Prayer Book On Display In Jerusalem

09/19/2014
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A Jewish prayer book believed to be the world’s oldest will be exhibited in Jerusalem for one month.

A book believed to be the world’s oldest Jewish prayer book will be displayed for a month in Jerusalem.Ardon Bar Hama, Osaf Gree

Lone Soldiers’ Parents Being Brought To Israel For Holiday Visits

09/18/2014
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The parents of 77 lone soldiers in Israel who fought in the recent Gaza operation are being brought to Israel to spend the High Holidays with their children.

On Surge Of Asylum Seekers, Israel Caught In A Bind

09/17/2014
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Israel, like other Mediterranean and European countries, is a magnet for asylum seekers escaping forced, open-ended conscription in Eritrea or war in Sudan. Their influx has forced Israel to face a painful dilemma: defend its Jewish character, or its Jewish values?

Asylum seekers protest at the Holot detention facility in the Negev.  Getty Images
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