The Israeli Knesset passed the first reading of a bill to grant preference to female-owned business in government contracts. According to the bill, if two competing bids are equally qualified but one of the submissions is from a company owned or controlled by women, that firm would win the tender, the Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported.
Prague’s Jewish Museum reopened all but one of its permanent exhibitions Tuesday that had been closed to avoid flood damage. However, the Pinkas synagogue, which was the Jewish site most seriously damaged in the August floods, will remain closed for up to a year, museum director Leo Pavlat told JTA.
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