Monday, April 21, 2014 Nisan 21, 5774

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JTA
Women praying out loud at the Western Wall in prayer shawls do not disturb the public order and should not have been arrested, an Israeli court found.
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Ben Sales, JTA
For Israelis, the debate over egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall is trivial compared to other matters of Orthodox control over marriage and conversion, Sabbath bans on public transit, and haredi Orthodox draft exemptions.
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The debate over who can pray where at the Kotel is especially salient for Americans who travel to Israel for simchas or synagogue tours.
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A proposed $7 million Center for Jewish Life at Drexel University would be the first such facility conceived and built by a local university.
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When a group of women gather at their retirement home to prepare kosher soup for homebound seniors, Barbara Clippinger serves as head chef. Never mind that she isn’t Jewish — she ensures that her fellow volunteers follow the rules of kashrut.
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