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Conservative Movement Gives Rabbis Green Light To Attend Intermarriages

interfaith - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00am
By Ari Feldman for The Forward


The Conservative movement’s central authority on Jewish law has announced that rabbis can attend weddings between Jews and non-Jews.

 

The decision overturns over four decades of assumptions that the movement’s rabbis could be kicked out simply for being a guest at an interfaith wedding. Over the years, rabbis skipped out on countless weddings of close friends and family members lest they get found out, and end up sacrificing their careers.

 

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What Is Reconstructionist Judaism?

celebrating-judaism - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00am
myjewishlearning.com 


The smallest and youngest of the so-called "big four" American Jewish denominations.


Reconstructionist Judaism is a politically and religiously progressive Jewish movement that is the smallest and youngest of the so-called “big four” American Jewish denominations. It encompasses roughly 100 synagogues in the United States and a handful overseas and is the only one of the major movements that was established in the United States.

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Israelis develop system for cleaning industrial pollution

green-living - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00am
By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c


The two-step process uses lightly heated solvents to extract organic compounds, while simultaneously removing heavy metals with chelating agents.


A new process under development in Israel could provide the economical, earth-friendly solution many industries seek for cleaning up soil, sludge and sediment polluted by their activities.


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The Flight of the Righteous Gentile

featured-articles - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00am
By The Scroll for Tablet Magazine 


Meet ‘Roland,’ a German house painter on his way to Tel Aviv to volunteer renovating houses for Holocaust survivors


It’s not often that a Hasidic rabbi’s Facebook post goes viral but that’s what happened Wednesday when Rabbi Zalmen Wishedsk uploaded a photo that showed him smiling next to a man he identified as “Roland,” his neighbor in the window seat on a flight from Switzerland to Israel.

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