Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Nisan 23, 5774

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Ben Sales, JTA
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caused a dip­lomatic stir last week when he announced Israel’s intention to build in an area known as E1, a controversial plan that has been started and aborted since it was first announced in 1994.
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Ben Sales, JTA
Two months ago, the strategy for victory was clear: To unseat Benjamin Netanyahu on Jan. 22, Israel’s handful of center-left parties had to unite under one banner and choose a leader who could challenge the Israeli prime minister on issues of diplomacy and security. Instead, the opposite has happened. Netanyahu’s opponents have become more fragmented, and the center-left has focused...
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The closing of the only kosher butcher shop on the Main Line underscored the declining number of non-Orthodox Jews who keep kosher and exposed a rift over kashrut supervision. Find out the story behind the story.
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HIAS Pennsylvania volunteers spent the first full day of Chanukah helping refugee families in South Philadelphia prepare their homes for winter. Click here for a photo gallery.
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Ron Kampeas | JTA
Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who is widely seen as a leading candidate to become the next secretary of state, has garnered plaudits from Jewish communal leaders over her defenses of Israel at the world body.
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