Judaism July 29, 2013: After elections for Israel’s chief rabbis calls for reform, inclusion linger

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After elections for Israel’s chief rabbis calls for reform, inclusion linger

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, July 29, 2013, 8:20 PM MST

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu delivers remarks during meeting with Israel's newly elected chief Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef at his Tel Aviv office a day after the elections, July 25, 2013.

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu delivers remarks during a meeting with Israel’s newly elected Chief Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef at his Tel Aviv office a day after the elections, July 25, 2013.
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Judaism July 22, 2013: Growing Jewish-Catholic dialogue under Pope Francis

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Growing Jewish-Catholic dialogue under Pope Francis

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, July 22, 2013, 12:11 AM MST

 

Pope Francis meets with Israeli President Shimon Peres for a private meeting at the Vatican, April 30, 2013; Peres invited the Pope to Israel and presented him with an inscribed Bible as a gift.

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Pope Francis meets with Israeli President Shimon Peres for a private meeting at the Vatican, April 30, 2013; Peres invited the Pope to Israel and presented him with an inscribed Bible as a gift.
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Judaism July 22, 2013: Women of the Wall face ultra-Orthodox protests at Kotel

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Women of the Wall face ultra-Orthodox protests at Kotel

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, July 14, 2013, 11:56 PM MST

Women of the Wall face ultra-Orthodox protests at the Kotel for their prayer services marking the beginning of the Jewish month of Av, July 8, 2013.
Women of the Wall face ultra-Orthodox protests at the Kotel for their prayer services marking the beginning of the Jewish month of Av, July 8, 2013.
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Judaism July 10, 2013: Israeli Cabinet approves ultra-orthodox conscription law

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Israeli Cabinet approves ultra-orthodox conscription law

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, July 10, 2013, 11:55 PM MST

Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu speaks at Israeli cabinet meeting; on July 7, the cabinet approved a new military draft bill that will end ultra-orthodox military exemptions in 2017.
Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu speaks at Israeli cabinet meeting; on July 7, the cabinet approved a new military draft bill that will end ultra-orthodox military exemptions in 2017.
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Judaism July 10, 2013: Jewish Tribune experiences backlash from Gilad Shalit criticism

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Jewish Tribune experiences backlash from Gilad Shalit criticism

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, July 2, 2013, 4:57 PM MST

Official poster for Gilad Shalit's Canadian speaking tour to Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver in Sept. 2013, sponsored by JNF Canada.

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Official poster for Gilad Shalit’s Canadian speaking tour to Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver in Sept. 2013, sponsored by JNF Canada.
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