Sunday, July 5, 2015 Tammuz 18, 5775
By:
Orli Santo, JTA
A Brooklyn animal rights activist believes the tide is finally turning in her fight against an ancient ritual that involves swinging a chicken overhead before slaughtering it in a symbolic transference of a person's sins.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
While Jewish groups backing President Barack Obama’s call to strike Syria focus on moral outrage and U.S. national security, concern for Israel — however muted — also looms large.
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By:
Ami Eden, JTA
Before MLK gave a speech for the history books 50 years ago, some say Rabbi Joachim Prinz, president of the American Jewish Congress, had stolen the show.
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
It didn’t take long after Rabbi Uri Topolosky moved to New Orleans in 2007 for the modern Orthodox rabbi to win plaudits for helping the city’s Jewish community heal following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But this year’s Katrina anniversary finds Topolosky in a different place: his new home in suburban Washington, D.C.
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Thousands of Jews took part in the March on Washington 50 years ago, including a number from Philadelphia.
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