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  • The ‘big book’ of women rabbis tells a grand story

      (New Jersey Jewish Standard via JTA) — It’s a really big book. “The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate” is 776 pages, plus LVI pages of frontmatter (translated from Roman numerals and publisher’s jargon, that’s 56 pages of introductory material before page 1) and eight blank ones at the end. It’s…

  • Group aims to bolster Hebrew literacy

    Hebrew literacy is in sharp decline among American Jews — and the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture is working to change that.

  • Gay pride fest rescheduled

    A controversial gay pride celebration, slated for Jerusalem this August, has been postponed for a year so it won’t overlap with Israel’s planned Gaza withdrawal.

  • Rabbi attends Tehran conference

    A rabbi who attended a conference on the environment in Iran says it gave him a chance to share the Jewish perspective on environmental issues that unite all mankind.

  • Teen helps devastated N.J. family

    When disaster struck an Orthodox family in New Jersey, a local teen took the lead in raising money to help them.

  • NYC rabbi helps tsunami victims

    A New York rabbi on the board of the American Jewish World Service can’t forget some of the people he saw on a trip to India shortly after the Southeast Asian tsunami.

  • Middle East conflict comes to campus

    New Jersey Solidarity, which plans to host a national student conference of the Palestine Solidarity Movement at New Jersey’s Rutgers University, is raising hackles among students and Jewish leaders.