Thursday, May 26, 2016 Iyyar 18, 5776

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Hazzan Harold Messinger of Beth Am Israel and James Pollard Jr., a member of Zion Baptist Church, have taken their friendship to a new level with a timely podcast that mixes music with topics of race and religion.
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JTA
Israel implemented a special procedure to speed up the immigration process for people with Jewish origins from Ukraine’s conflict zones.
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Steve Lipman, New York Jewish Week
The stabbing of a young rabbinical student highlights the vulnerability of many large yeshivas and synagogues.
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Anthony Weiss, JTA
Dozens of writers and editors departed The New Republic last week — and it’s unclear how the overhaul will impact the venerable magazine’s longstanding engagement with Jewish life.
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
President Obama’s secretary of defense nominee has been depicted in the media as the un-Chuck Hagel. Yet on Israel policy, Carter would represent more continuity than change should he be confirmed.
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