Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

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Gustav Niebuhr, the nephew of famed Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, sees last month’s decision by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to divest from companies that do business with Israel as an affront — both spiritually and personally.
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JTA
The body of a Palestinian teenager was found in the Jerusalem forest hours after he was reported kidnapped from an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood.
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A community-wide service, as well as individual synagogues around the region, enabled communal grieving for the three slain Israeli teens.
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Uriel Heilman, JTA
The absence of a living, speaking, guiding leader has transformed Chabad in both subtle and fundamental ways.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Two decades ago, Jewish groups united in support of a landmark religious freedom law, but many of them aren’t pleased by the Supreme Court’s interpretation of it in the Hobby Lobby case.
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