Elsewhere: The synagogue split, pen pal in the pen, social media sabbatical


The synagogue split: Israel, once the uniting factor in the Jewish world, is now so divisive that rabbis can’t — or won’t — discuss it with their congregations. (N.Y. Times)

Pen pal in the pen: A letter-writing program matches Jewish prisoners with Jewish volunteers who want to bring hope and a feeling of community to inmates. (Tablet)

Social media sabbatical: In a takeoff on the Jewish agricultural hiatus, a new Shmita-themed program helps those living and working in the digital terrain take their own leave. (Haaretz)

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