Sunday, April 19, 2015 Nisan 30, 5775

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Those who lead 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trips don't get paid and often deal with turbulent moments — but the opportunity to guide wide-eyed young adults on their virgin voyages to the Jewish state are well worth any hassles, they say.
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Slightly more than half the members of the U.S. House of Representatives called on President Obama to shut down the PLO office in Washington as punishment for its ascension in U.N. status.
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Miriam Shaviv | JTA
Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has big shoes to fill. Appointed this week as the 11th British chief rabbi, he will succeed Jonathan Sacks, an internationally renowned author and public intellectual who speaks frequently on moral, philosophical and theological affairs.
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JNS.org
More than half of the U.S. Senate has signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to re-emphasize his “readiness to take military action against Iran if it continues its efforts to acquire a nuclear weapon.”
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Ben Sales, JTA
For virtually all of Israel’s history, the philanthropic highway between the United States and the Jewish state ran in one direction. Now, with the growth of Israel’s economy and an expanding class of affluent citizens, Israeli initiatives have begun to encourage giving by Israelis for Israelis.
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