Events from week of Nov. 13

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (JTA) — MONDAY, Nov. 14
Condoleezza Rice, the U.S. secretary of state, meets Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Jerusalem and Ramallah to nudge forward the peace process after Israel’s withdrawal from theGaza Strip. The United States wants the Palestinian Authority to crack down on terrorism and Israel to ease passage for the Palestinians. Rice also joins commemorations in Israel marking the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Also attending will be former President Clinton and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.).TUESDAY, Nov. 15
Holocaust historian Raul Hilberg, delivers the annual Meyerhoff lecture at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Washington’s National Mall. Hilberg’s lecture is titled “Auschwitz through the Lens of its Builders.”The Women’s League for Conservative Judaism is hosting a symposium in New York highlighting the history and impact of the legal decisions that affect the lives of women, both within the American system of jurisprudence and Jewish law.WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16
The annual Kosherfest begins in New York. The annual two-day event highlights the latest innovations in the growing kosher food industry.A resolution on the war in Iraq is expected to be discussed at the Union for Reform Judaism biennial. The four-day event takes place in Houston.

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