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April 22, 2016  RSS feed
World News

Netanyahu declares Golan forever; U.S., Germany disagree

(JTA) – A day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s declaration that “The Golan Heights will forever remain in Israel’s hands,” the United States and Germany both criticized that stance.  More...

Mosque hosts first-of-its-kind NY Seder for Jews, Muslims

NEW YORK (JTA) – Some 100 Jews and Muslims participated in a Passover celebration at a Manhattan mosque.  Coordinated by the NYC Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee, the gathering took place April 14 at the Islamic Society of Mid Manhattan in New York, WNBCTV reported.  More...

Israeli haredi rabbi blesses marijuana as kosher for Passover

(JTA) – Passover just became more of a high holiday. A leading haredi rabbi in Israel ruled that marijuana is kosher for Passover, and users can eat or smoke the drug during the eight-day holiday, the Times of Israel reported. More...

Obama to host late Seder at White House this year

WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Barack Obama will host a Passover Seder this year, but not on either of the nights it is required according to Jewish custom.  A spokeswoman told JTA that Obama will host the seder during the week of April 24-30 following his return from travel overseas.  More...

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