Saturday, August 27, 2016 Av 23, 5776

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JTA
Because 5775 was a “shmita,” or sabbatical year, when Jewish law prohibits agricultural activity in Israel, demand for etrogs grown in Morocco is especially high this season.
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JTA
The UN Security Council expressed “grave concern” over violence at Jerusalem’s holiest site and is calling for restraint and calm.
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Sue Levi Elwell | Feature
Every month, my sisters gather at the Western Wall to welcome the new moon. And every month there are new challenges and obstacles to the pursuit of just, equal access to this ancient sacred space.
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Jon Marks
Moran Birman has taken over the reins as Israel’s deputy consul general for the Mid-Atlantic region, replacing the popular Elad Strohmeyer.
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Joshua Runyan | JE Editor in Chief
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia in an impassioned defense of the Iran deal he negotiated.
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