Judaism October 14, 2013: Pope Francis to visit Israel in March 2014

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Pope Francis to visit Israel in March 2014

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, October 14, 2013, 10:58 PM MST

Pope Francis and Rabbi Abraham Skorka embracing during the Rabbi's Sukkot visit to the Vatican, Sept. 25, 2013; Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka will go on a joint pilgrimage to Israel in March 2014
Pope Francis and Rabbi Abraham Skorka embracing during the Rabbi’s Sukkot visit to the Vatican, Sept. 25, 2013; Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka will go on a joint pilgrimage to Israel in March 2014
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Judaism September 25, 2013: Quebec Jews oppose proposed Charter of Values

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Quebec Jews oppose proposed Charter of Values

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, September 25, 2013, 8:08 AM MST

Montreal's Jewish Community celebrates Israel's Independence Day rally in downtown Montreal, April 16, 2013; The proposed Charter of Quebec Values will ban public sectors workers from wearing all "overt and conspicuous" religious symbols.
Montreal’s Jewish Community celebrates Israel’s Independence Day rally in downtown Montreal, April 16, 2013; The proposed Charter of Quebec Values will ban public sectors workers from wearing all “overt and conspicuous” religious symbols.
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Judaism September 25, 2013: Gilad Shalit receives warm welcome from Jewish community on Canadian Tour

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Gilad Shalit receives warm welcome from Jewish community on Canadian Tour

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, September 25, 2013, 6:18 AM MST

Official video for Gilad Shalit's Canadian speaking tour to Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver from Sept. 16-29, 2013, sponsored by JNF Canada.

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Official video for Gilad Shalit’s Canadian speaking tour to Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver from Sept. 16-29, 2013, sponsored by JNF Canada.
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Judaism August 26, 2013: Women of the Wall protest new egalitarian prayer site south of the Kotel

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Women of the Wall protest new egalitarian prayer site south of the Kotel

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, August 26, 2013, 9:16 PM MST

Women of the Wall leader Anat Hoffman delivers a statement against the new egalitarian prayer site, Aug. 25, 2013; Hoffman called for a sit-in protest after it was announced the group would be relegated south of the Kotel's main plaza.

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Women of the Wall leader Anat Hoffman delivers a statement against the new egalitarian prayer site, Aug. 25, 2013; Hoffman called for a sit-in protest after it was announced the group would be relegated south of the Kotel’s main plaza.
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Judaism August 19, 2013: Mediation fails in conflict over Touro Synagogue, celebrates 250th anniversary

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Mediation fails in conflict over Touro Synagogue, celebrates 250th anniversary

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, August 19, 2013, 6:43 PM MST

The Sephardic Orthodox Congregation dates back to 1658, and the synagogue is the oldest in the United States. Architect Peter Harrison designed the structure in the Palladian style, and it was completed in 1763.

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The Sephardic Orthodox Congregation dates back to 1658, and the synagogue is the oldest in the United States. Architect Peter Harrison designed the structure in the Palladian style, and it was completed in 1763.
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Judaism August 4, 2013: Israeli President Shimon Peres honors Latvian and Lituanian Holocaust victims

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Israeli President Shimon Peres honors Latvian and Lituanian Holocaust victims 

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, August 4, 2013, 8:51 PM MST

Israeli President Shimon Peres at Ponar Memorial ceremony honoring Holocaust victims in Latvia, August 1, 2013; Peres attended a number of ceremonies honoring Holocaust victims during a state visit to Latvia and Lituania July 29-August 1, 2013.
Israeli President Shimon Peres at Ponar Memorial ceremony honoring Holocaust victims in Latvia, August 1, 2013; Peres attended a number of ceremonies honoring Holocaust victims during a state visit to Latvia and Lituania July 29-August 1, 2013.
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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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Judaism June 28, 2013: UTT Herzliah St. Laurent building finally sold

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UTT Herzliah St. Laurent building finally sold

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Examiner.com, June 28, 2013, 3:00 PM MST

United Talmud Torahs (UTT)  Herzliah St. Laurent building sold for $3.6 million, June 20, 2013.
United Talmud Torahs (UTT) Herzliah St. Laurent building sold for $3.6 million, June 20, 2013.
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