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Why a small word change is a big deal for Reform women rabbis

Why a small word change is a big deal for Reform women rabbis

Ordination certificates have been changed so that men and women rabbis are given the same title.

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French-Polish film director Roman Polanski attending a press conference at the Bonarowski Palace Hotel in Krakow, Poland, Oct. 30, 2015. (Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images)

Roman Polanski to face new Polish push for extradition on rape charges

The Rajgord monument (Courtesy of FODZ)

Teen arrested for allegedly smashing Holocaust memorial in Poland

Donald Trump speaks at a rally in San Diego on May 27, 2016 in San Diego, May 27, 2016. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Liberal Jews plan a summer of opposing Donald Trump

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United States

A swastika painted at Temple Ohawe Sholam in Pawtucket, R.I. (Courtesy of Marty Cooper, Jewish Alliance for Greater Rhode Island)

Vandalism at 3 New England synagogues aims to intimidate community, ADL regional leader says

The director of the New England office said the attacks -- two in the Boston area and one in Pawtucket, Rhode Island -- are part of a spike in anti-Semitic incidents since the start of 2016.

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Israel & Middle East

Outgoing Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon speaking at a press conference in which he announced his resignation from the Knesset, at the Kirya in Tel Aviv, May 20, 2016. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Israel’s ex-defense minister pledges to return to challenge Netanyahu

In an English-language letter to campaign donors, Moshe Yaalon called his recent and abrupt exit from politics a "time-out."

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Israeli Envoy Says Arab-Israeli Conflict is Minor Compared to Conflicts Between Arab States

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Tigers outfielder arrested after shouting anti-Semitic remarks

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Pope Francis waving from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, Dec. 25, 2015. (Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

‘Never react to provocations,’ Pope Francis tells Israeli musician

The pontiff advised turning the other cheek during a meeting with social media creators from various countries, including an Israeli who challenged him over how religions divide people.

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Life & Culture

Milk & Honey, a whiskey distillery in Jaffa, recently opened visitor's center, which offers tours, tastings and private events. (Courtesy of Milk & Honey)

Israel is now the land of milk and whiskey

Following the growth of Israel's beer and wine industries, a nascent whiskey scene is bringing high-end, home-grown spirits to the Jewish state.

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