In December, 5,000 Jews from around the country gathered in San Diego for the Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Biennial conference. Overseeing it all was longtime pulpit rabbi-turned-URJ president, Rabbi Rick Jacobs. In these excerpts from an interview with the Journal, he talks...
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I was honored to have brunch last Sunday morning with Rabbi Rick Jacobs, the President of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), along with other leaders from my congregation. I’m going to write about what he said, but first I’m going to write about how he said it.
In the room were...
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A Chabad rabbi shot in what authorities have called a likely terrorist attack in southern Russia was discharged from an Israeli hospital.
Rabbi Artur Ovadia Isakov, 40, was released from Beilinson Hospital in Petach Tikvah on Sunday. He had surgery to repair his liver there....
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An American-born teacher who pleaded guilty to child molestation at a Jewish school in Melbourne was assisted in fleeing to Israel by his employer, a prosecutor alleged.
In a pre-sentencing hearing Wednesday at the County Court of Victoria, the prosecution argued that David...
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Chabad has opened a new synagogue and Jewish community center in Antwerp.
The Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s new building in the center of the Flemish region capital cost about $3 million and was dedicated last week. It has 43,000 square feet of floor space, a library with...
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A California appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s ruling denying a claim from Chabad of California Inc. of an $18-million pledge the local Jewish nonprofit group said was promised to it by philanthropist Roland Arnall.
Chabad said Arnall promised to donate the money before...
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A Brooklyn man who alleges that he was beaten by New York police officers at a Chabad youth center in Brooklyn filed a civil rights lawsuit.
Ehud Halevy, 21, filed the suit Jan. 22 in Brooklyn federal court over the incident last October at the ALIYA Institute.
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YUVAL RON ENSEMBLE
Oscar-winning composer Yuval Ron leads “Mystical Music and Dance of the Middle East.” Uniting Arabic, Jewish and Christian performers, the concert, part of the World City series at downtown’s Music Center, features songs of Sufi origin from Turkey,...
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