Sunday, April 20, 2014 Nisan 20, 5774
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Christian monastery was vandalized and set alight in what appears to be a “price tag” attack. The door of the Latrun Monastery was set on fire early Tuesday morning and the names of West Bank outposts were spray-painted on the walls, as was the epithet “Jesus is a monkey.” No one was injured in the attack,...
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Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
For decades, haredi men in Israel have received exemptions from otherwise mandatory service in the Israel Defense Forces to study in yeshivas instead. But one army division has accommodated several thousand haredi draftees who require stringent kosher certification and eschew any contact with women.
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON How much noise does Israel's leadership have to make to get the Obama administration to say what it wants to hear about Iran? It's a question now preoccupying Israel, along with its corollary: How much noise is too much and risks precipitating a crisis between Jeru­salem and its closest ally? Some Israeli analysts say that pronounced signals from their...
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An area couple who has touched hundreds of children's lives will set one last example as they leave for their new home in Jerusalem next week. Rabbi Todd Zeff, longtime director of Camp Ramah in the Poconos, his wife, Aliza, a 13-year-veteran teacher at the Perelman Jewish Day School, and their three young children are taking a leap of faith...
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Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Tel Aviv Israelis and their summer Olympics athletes are eyeing the upcoming London Games with excitement and disappointment. The athletes are hoping that for the sixth straight summer Games, at least one of them will come home with a medal. Yet they are well aware that the International Olympics Committee has again spurned the campaign to have a moment of...
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