Thursday, September 29, 2016 Elul 26, 5776

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The debate over who can pray where at the Kotel is especially salient for Americans who travel to Israel for simchas or synagogue tours.
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Ben Sales, JTA
For Israelis, the debate over egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall is trivial compared to other matters of Orthodox control over marriage and conversion, Sabbath bans on public transit, and haredi Orthodox draft exemptions.
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When Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey on Oct. 29, 2012, the Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties in Margate City had to orchestrate an 80-person staff with no previous experience in natural disasters. Here’s how they did it — and what still needs to be done.
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Ben Sales,| JTA
For Boston doctors, the challenge presented by last week’s bombing was unprecedented — but they were prepared.
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For the first time, the Elkins Park community sent a delegation to the Orthodox Union’s Home and Job Relocation Fair in New York.
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