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Elsewhere: Spain’s Jewish ambivalence, the ‘peace process’ problem, pews surveys

Spain’s Jewish ambivalence: Ilan Stavans suggests that Spain’s repatriation offer may be more about solving financial woes than promoting real conciliation with Jews. (N.Y. Times)
The ‘peace process’ problem: The lengthy U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace process has become an excuse for inaction and caused each side to harbor “imaginary fantasies of further possible concessions,” writes A.B. Yehoshua.  (Ynet)
Survey the pews: Basing synagogue decisions only on the desires of the loudest voices rather than the full congregational membership leads to “a lot of empty pew seats,” writes Sacha Litman. (eJewish Philanthropy)
A post-Sandy eruv: On Long Island’s Long Beach, the restoration of a hurricane-destroyed eruv has led to increased attendance at services. (N.Y. Daily News)
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