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Jewish tech millionaire turned lawmaker could be first openly gay governor of Colorado

Jewish tech millionaire turned lawmaker could be first openly gay governor of Colorado

Jared Polis, a Democratic congressman from Boulder who is passionate about education, says Judaism has had a big influence on his political beliefs.

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Most rabbinical schools lack parental leave policies — and students are not happy about it

Suspension of Western Wall deal leaves Jewish leaders feeling betrayed

Pro-Palestinian protesters disrupt Radiohead’s Glastonbury concert over upcoming Tel Aviv gig

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United States

3 barred from Chicago lesbian march for carrying ‘triggering’ Star of David pride flags

A Dyke March collective member told the Windy City Times that the women were told to leave because the flags "made people feel unsafe," and that the march was "anti-Zionist" and "pro-Palestinian."

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Israel & Middle East

Western Wall

Israel freezes Western Wall compromise that was to create egalitarian prayer section

"It's a terrible day for women in Israel," said Women of the Wall.

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Newspaper Praises British Jews’ Part in Politics, Letters and Shakespearean Studies

Lubowitscher Rebbe Placed Under Arrest

Dr. Satanovsky, Scholar and Jewish Leader, Assassinated in Buenos Aires

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Otto Warmbier

North Korea denies torturing Otto Warmbier

A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman itself the "biggest victim" of the incident, insisting that Warmbier's death was a mystery.

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From 70 Faces Media

What Makes Rye Bread Jewish?

Maccabeats’ ‘Sound of Silence’ A-Capella Cover Is Actually Amazing

A New Biblical Interpretation Says Jews Can Eat Bacon After All

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Life & Culture

Gal Gadot ranked most popular actor on social media

The Hollywood Reporter's Top Actors list is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus.

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