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Conservative rabbis in Cleveland, Chicago place wager on World Series

Conservative rabbis in Cleveland, Chicago place wager on World Series

The rabbi in the losing city will travel to the synagogue in the winning city to engage in a debate on the Jewish significance of baseball.

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Bill Clinton speaking at Ashe Power House Theater while campaigning for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 4, 2016. (Josh Brasted/Getty Images)

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Curt Schilling at his induction into the Phillies "Wall of Fame" at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on August 2, 2013. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

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From left, Yossi Dagan, Mark Zell and Abe Katzman celebrating the opening of the Republicans Overseas Israel office in the West Bank town of Karnei Shomron, Sept. 5, 2016. (Andrew Tobin)

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United States

Ewan McGregor stars as Swede Levov in "American Pastoral." (Richard Foreman)

Ewan McGregor’s biggest challenge: Philip Roth

The Scottish movie star, who is raising a Jewish family, tells JTA what it was like to make his directorial debut — an adaptation the Pulitzer Prize-winning "American Pastoral."

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Israel & Middle East

Oded Revivi (Courtesy of Avi Hyman Communications)

Settler mayor calls on PA to release Palestinians who visited his sukkah

The men were arrested a day after they joined several dozen other Palestinians living near Efrat in visiting the sukkah along with about 30 Jewish Israelis during the harvest holiday as part of a peace event.

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Israel's Hapoel Tel Aviv player Etay Schechter (C) celebrates after scoring against Austria's Red Bull Salzburg, during their Champions League Play-off round match in Salzburg on August 18, 2010.AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL KUBANI (Photo credit should read SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images)

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Scarlett Johansson attending the premiere of "Sing" during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Princess of Wales Theatre, in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 11, 2016. (C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

Scarlett Johansson opens Paris popcorn shop

The actress scooped popcorn for fans who crowded the store during its soft opening.

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Life & Culture

TV show "Shtisel," which tells the story of a haredi Orthodox family in Israel, has become a hit among both religious and secular audiences. (Screenshot from YouTube)

‘Friends’ co-creator takes on US remake of Israeli TV show about Orthodox family

"Emmis" will closely follow its Israeli counterpart, with adjustments made to explain Jewish traditions that may be unfamiliar to a U.S. audience.

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