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Composer and bassist Omer Avital joins American jazz with Israeli and Arab styles, especially Yemeni and Moroccan, to create music with a new and vital connection to a shared Middle Eastern past
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Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
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