Briefs

Women Of The Wall Bus Ads Promoting Bat Mitzvahs At Kotel

10/13/2014

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Jerusalem — Women of the Wall launched an ad campaign on public buses in Jerusalem to promote bat mitzvah ceremonies at the Western Wall.

Orthodox Group Sues To Keep Patient On Life Support

10/08/2014

The head of an Orthodox Jewish organization that cares for people with special needs is suing to keep one of its patients on life support.

Author Nicholas Sparks Sued For Racism And Anti-Semitism

10/08/2014

Novelist Nicholas Sparks is being sued for racial and religious discrimination by the former headmaster of a private school he founded.

NBC Photographer With Ebola Has Jewish Ties

10/08/2014

An NBC photographer diagnosed with Ebola has a biological Jewish father.

Ashoka Mukpo was expected to arrive at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha from Liberia on Monday.

Lebron Returns, Blatt Bests Former Team As Cavs Cruise Past Maccabi Tel Aviv

10/08/2014

The Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James’ return to his hometown NBA team routed Maccabi Tel Aviv in a game that pitted the Cavs' new coach, David Blatt, against his former squad.

Jewish Groups File Brief In Supreme Court Headscarf Appeal

10/08/2014

Two Jewish groups joined a brief on behalf of a Muslim woman whose right to wear a headscarf in a retail job is under consideration by the Supreme Court.

The court on Oct. 2 agreed to hear the case, Politico reported.

El Al May Be Violating U.S. Law, N.Y. Rabbi Says

10/08/2014

A New York rabbi-attorney claimed that some El Al Airlines’ policies may violate U.S. law in the wake of delays on flights because charedi Orthodox men refused to sit next to women.

Pollard's Release Listing Changed Back To November 2015 From Life

10/08/2014

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons reverted to a 2015 release date in its listing for Jonathan Pollard from life.

UJA-Fed Launching Unity Fund In Israel

10/01/2014

UJA-Federation of New York is launching a $500,000 fund to support unity programming in Israel in memory of the three Israeli teens murdered this summer in the West Bank.

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