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  • Major Liberal Groups Avoid Rapping Obama on Warren Pick

    Unifying the country requires reaching out to those with whom you disagree. That’s what a couple of top Jewish leaders are saying about Barack Obama’s choice of Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at his swearing-in next month. Others in the community, however, say the president-elect’s choice is a disappointing kickoff to his administration. Critics… More ▸

  • New Prayer Books Revive Forgotten Women’s Liturgy

    On the evening of May 27, 2002, a Palestinian terrorist walked into an ice cream parlor in the central Israeli city of Petach Tikvah and detonated the explosives strapped to his chest. More than 30 Israelis were wounded in the attack. Two lives were claimed: 18-month-old Sinai Keinan and her 56-year-old grandmother, Ruti Peled. Even… More ▸

  • Emanuel Rackman, Leading Orthodox Thinker, Dies at 98

    Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, a leading Orthodox thinker and an early champion of women’s rights, died Monday in New York. He was 98. Tributes poured in from around the world this week, many of them praising Rackman for being an Orthodox pioneer in trying to ease the plight of agunot — women whose recalcitrant husbands denied… More ▸

  • Aronson to Guide Birthright Israel Foundation

    The outgoing leader of one of the country’s largest Jewish federations will head the Birthright Israel Foundation, the foundation announced. Robert Aronson, who announced this fall that he was stepping down as the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit after 20 years at its helm, will take over as president and CEO of… More ▸