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Three Jewish movements opt out of High Holidays call with Trump, citing ‘xenophobia’

Three Jewish movements opt out of High Holidays call with Trump, citing ‘xenophobia’

Leaders of the Reconstructionist, Conservative and Reform movements said the president's statements after Charlottesville lacked "moral leadership" and "empathy."

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Women rabbinical students asked to lift skirts, shirts at Western Wall

Peter Beinart told Twitter that his daughter was traumatized by Charlottesville. Twitter mocked him.

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California family moving to Israel finds surprising reasons to go south

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Should New York City remove statues of its anti-Semitic Dutch governor?

Peter Stuyvesant was a virulent anti-Semite. Now activists want his memorials taken down.

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How Rabbi Shai Held is shaping the conversation around love and politics

An emerging public voice on religion and politics has a new book on the Torah.

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Miu Miu removes clothing line featuring yellow star

The Miu Miu Italian fashion house said it would remove the clothing items immediately after being contacted by the World Jewish Congress.

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Israel & Middle East

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Leading Israeli lawmaker derides a modern Orthodox movement as ‘borderline Reform’

Aryeh Deri of Shas also blasted a rabbinical group that has sought to make the Chief Rabbinate more user friendly.

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