Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Nisan 26, 5776

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Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
The Israeli government is wading into the burgeoning European debate over circumcision after the Council of Europe approved a non-binding resolution condemning it.
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Robert Guzzardi, a political activist with an "Orthodox philosophy," hopes to signal his party to reform by mounting a long-shot challenge against Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.
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JTA
The Palestine Football Club has ignited controversy over its uniforms, which show the entire map of Israel as Palestine on the back of its jerseys.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
As head of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s personal status division, Rabbi Itamar Tubul decides which American rabbis are qualified to vouch for the Jewishness of Israeli immigrants.
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JTA
After numerous invitations to visit Israel, Pope Francis announced that he will make a pilgrimage “to commemorate the meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras” that took place 50 years ago.
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