Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

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Ben Sales, JTA
In the wake of last week's Chief Rabbinate election, which saw the defeat of a popular reformist candidate and the victory of two sons of former haredi Orthodox chief rabbis, several groups are pushing to provide alternative services in hopes of circumventing Israel's entrenched religious establishment.
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Dr. Debbie Cohen-Stein, a kidney specialist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, spent two weeks in Gondar, Ethiopia, late last year to treat one of the last waves of Fa­lash Mura to emigrate to the Jewish state.
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Local participants were among those accompanying the last Falash Mura who are being brought to Israel.
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Federation currently allocates more than $115,000 to fund three programs that help Ethiopian Israelis make a successful adjustment to life in Israel.
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In their final face-off against Canada, the U.S. team, with four local players, prevailed.
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