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At Utah’s on-slope Shabbat service, ski boots required

At Utah’s on-slope Shabbat service, ski boots required

If it feels like an elevated prayer service, that's because this ski-in, ski-out Kabbalat Shabbat minyan is located at an altitude of about 8,800 feet.

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Israeli Minister of Religious Services David Azulay visits a luxury mikvah in the Israeli settlement of Alon Shvut, as he tours the Gush Etzion bloc on August 25, 2015. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)

Israeli mikvahs must allow non-Orthodox conversions, Supreme Court rules

Israeli security forces searching at the scene of a fatal stabbing of a Jewish woman in her 30s in the West Bank settlement of Otniel. (IDF Spokesperson/Flash90)

Terror attacks in Israel drop back to pre-escalation level

Turkish Chief Rabbi Ishak Haleva, right, talking to congregants outside Kadoorie - Mekor Haim synagogue in Porto, Portugal, Jan. 29, 2016 (Cnaan Liphshiz)

New citizenship law has Jews worldwide flocking to tiny Portugal city

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German-born American physicist Albert Einstein, 1946 (Central Press/Getty Images)

US experiment proves Einstein’s gravitational waves hypothesis

Following the discovery, the Twitter phrase #EinsteinWasRight trended across Europe, including the Jewish scientist's native Germany.

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Libby Kahane, wife of the slain extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane, now has a grandson in prison for heading an extremist group. (Courtesy of Libby Kahane)

Kahane’s widow: Jewish extremists ‘have nothing to do with’ Kahane’s ideology

Libby Kahane says her grandson, who has been held without charge in Israel for leading a Jewish extremist group, has failed to live up to her slain husband's way but is an easy scapegoat.

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Leo at the Wall spurs a fracas

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You can now buy a ‘Jewish prayer shawl’ at Old Navy

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Coen brothers have bone to pick with Israel boycotters

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World

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Israeli Airbnb guest refused by British host because of ‘aggressive settlers’

An Israeli man said a British Airbnb host refused to rent an apartment to him because, the host said, Israelis don’t respect “basic human rights.”

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The Small Town Jew Who Pioneered Sex-Change Surgery

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Life & Culture

The view from the swimming pool of the Beresheet Hotel in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel (Facebook)

What the $55,000 Israel trip for Oscar nominees looks like

The 10-day customizable getaway lets the Hollywood elites experience all the luxury Israel has to offer – from crater-side boutique lodging to Tel Aviv fine dining.

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