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Elsewhere: Decline of the rabbi, Hitchcock and Holocaust, West Bank waste

Decline of the Rabbi: Rabbis no longer occupy their traditional central leadership role, Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz writes.  (Jerusalem Post)

Waste and want in the West Bank: Lack of infrastructure behind the Green Line leads to serious environmental pollution, Yitzy Hammer writes. (Times of Israel)

Hitchcock and the Holocaust: More information about a long-unreleased Holocaust documentary by the venerated filmmaker. (New Yorker)

Who is really a Jew? The question has become more pressing as the Israeli rabbinate’s marriage policies come under scrutiny. (Economist)

From Satmar Enclave to Sarah Lawrence: One haredi housewife’s journey from Kiryas Joel to Sarah Lawrence College. (Forward)