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World News

Understanding Shmita, Israel’s agricultural Shabbat

TEL AVIV — When Rosh Hashanah comes later this month, Israel’s Jewish farmers won’t just be celebrating the start of a new year. They’ll be marking a year in which they are prohibited from doing their jobs.  Called Shmita, the Torah-mandated, yearlong farming hiatus is felt across Israel, affecting its fields, supermarkets and, of course, its politics.  More...

Rebels sold Sotloff to ISIS, family spokesman says

(JTA) – Jewish-American journalist Steven Sotloff was kidnapped by a socalled moderate rebel faction and then immediately sold to ISIS, according to a spokesman for the family.  More...

How Jewish reporters in Muslim countries hide their identity

WASHINGTON – Don’t bring it up. If it comes up, change the subject. If you can’t change the subject, consider an outright denial. Those are some of the strategies used by Jewish reporters working in the Arab and Muslim Middle East to conceal their religious heritage.  More...

Jon Stewart on filming in – and talking about – the Middle East

NEW YORK — Jon Stewart’s directorial film debut, Rosewater, is premiering at film festivals in the United States and Canada this month.  More...

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