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World News

20 years after rebbe’s death, has Chabad changed?

NEW YORK – What does a fervent religious movement do after the death of its singular leader?  That was the existential question the Chabad-Lubavitch movement faced 20 years ago this month when its charismatic rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, died with no heir.  More...

Jewish groups launch emergency campaigns for Israel

American Jewish groups are launching emergency fundraising campaigns to send Israel aid while the fighting with Hamas continues, and the local Jewish Federation has joined the effort.  More...

At Presbyterian assembly, divestment advocates get narrow, but limited, victory

WASHINGTON – There were amendments and amendments to amendments in a debate lasting for more than four hours. There were dueling T-shirts. There was a lastminute appeal for a joint pilgrimage to speak hard truths to Benjamin Netanyahu. And there was a plea to emulate Jesus and speak hard truths to Jews.  More...

U.S. bill would offer reward for capture of teen’s murderers

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Legislation introduced in Congress would post a $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of the persons responsible for the kidnapping and murder of Naftali Fraenkel, who held dual American and Israeli citizenship. The other two murdered boys, Eyal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar, were Israeli.  More...

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