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Otto Warmbier’s Hillel rabbi recalls ‘one of the most intellectually curious people I’ve ever met’

Otto Warmbier’s Hillel rabbi recalls ‘one of the most intellectually curious people I’ve ever met’

Rabbi Jake Rubin officiated at a memorial service for the University of Virginia student who was detained in North Korea and died shortly after his release.

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Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt after Netanyahu meeting: Making peace will ‘take time’

The language of the Trump administration statement appeared to defer to the Israeli prime minister's preference to go slow in advancing peace.

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Israel & Middle East

Airline cannot ask women to move seats for haredi Orthodox men, Israeli judge rules

An Orthodox survivor wins her landmark sex discrimination suit.

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The family chose not to disclose his Judaism so as not to embarrass North Korea, which had said Warmbier stole a propaganda poster on orders from an Ohio Methodist church.

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‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ invades the streets of Tel Aviv

What are the female slaves of an American Christian theocracy doing in Israel? Attracting a lot of attention, apparently.

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