Universities January 7, 2014: Historian Jonathan Sarna elected president of the Association for Jewish Studies

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Historian Jonathan Sarna elected president of the Association for Jewish Studies

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, January 7, 2014, 11:43 PM MST

Brandeis University Professor Jonathan Sarna was elected President of the Association of Jewish Studies at their annual meeting, Dec. 2013
Brandeis University Professor Jonathan Sarna was elected President of the Association of Jewish Studies at their annual meeting, Dec. 2013
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Judaism January 7, 2014: Pope Francis formally announces May trip dates to Israel, Middle East

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Pope Francis formally announces May trip dates to Israel, Middle East 

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, January 7, 2014, 8:25 PM MST

Pope Francis formally announced the dates of his Israel and Middle East trip during his Sunday blessings, Jan. 5, 2014; the Pope will make that trek from May 24-26, 2014
Pope Francis formally announced the dates of his Israel and Middle East trip during his Sunday blessings, Jan. 5, 2014; the Pope will make that trek from May 24-26, 2014
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Judaism January 6, 2014: Women of the Wall face Torah smuggling controversy at Shevat Rosh Hodesh prayers

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Women of the Wall face Torah smuggling controversy at Shevat Rosh Hodesh prayers

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, January 6, 2014, 10:18 PM MST

For the second month in a row the Women of the Wall were denied to read from the Torah during their monthly prayer service, Jan. 2, 2014; they were accused of trying to smuggle a Torah scroll into their Shevat service
For the second month in a row, the Women of the Wall were denied to read from the Torah during their monthly prayer service, Jan. 2, 2014; they were accused of trying to smuggle a Torah scroll into their Shevat service
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