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Want to Resolve the Kotel Controversy? Here’s a Wild Idea: Try Politics

American Jews deserve better leaders who share their priorities and their sensibilities

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Rabbi Herman Schaalman, Longtime Reform-Movement Leader, Dies at 100

The German-Jewish immigrant was married for 76 years and served Chicago’s Emanuel Congregation for 30 years, serving as an educator well into his retirement

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Jewish Groups Across the Spectrum Unite in Condemnation of Trump’s Refugee Ban

From the Orthodox Union to the Reform Movement, and ‘Commentary’ to J Street, American Jews speak out in defense of refugees and Muslims

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Daybreak: Hamas on the Move

Plus, trouble at the Tomb, the Richard Jacobs kerfuffle, and more in the news

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Supply and Demands

The major movements of American Judaism require congregations to follow their rules when hiring clergy. A Duke law professor, a leader at his synagogue, says the restrictions create an illegal monopoly.

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Reform Movement Picks New Head

Richard Jacobs has been one of the movement’s most prominent critics

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The Black-Jewish Alliance

Recalling that MLK’s greatest allies were often rabbis

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Sundown: A Martyr for Organ Donation?

Plus eat bagels not bombs, and more

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Teachable Moment

The limits of a cross-denominational partnership aimed at helping Jewish educators

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Reform Leader Gets Tough on Iran

Yoffie calls for unity on importance of sanctions

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Daybreak: How Dangerous Are Settlers?

Talk and more talk today in the news

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Talmud Calls for Universal Health Care

Says Reform movement leader

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Daybreak: Mixed Messages

Obama in Cairo, and more from the morning papers.

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Pulling Out the Stops

The rise and fall of the synagogue organ

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