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WOMEN OF THE WALL HOLDS SHOFAR WORKSHOP










JERUSALEM – Women of the Wall recently held a Shofar Workshop in Jerusalem. Teacher Inbar Shiffrin guided women and girls of all ages in learning the proper technique to blow the Shofar.  Her instruction contributed to an environment WOW's Chairperson Anat Hoffman described as "supportive and encouraging, where it's safe to try new things, fail, and try again."

                     ASK THE RABBI


COMMON LAW UNIONS


By RABBI DR. RAYMOND APPLE


Q. Does Jewish law recognize common law unions?
A. Jewish law believes in marriage. The Torah says, "A man shall leave his father and mother and cling to his wife, so that they become one person" (Gen. 2:24). According to rabbinic interpretation (Mishnah Kiddushin), there are three ways to create a marriage – giving the woman an object of value ("kesef"), giving her a document ("sh’tar") and cohabiting with her ("bi’ah").

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JEWISH REFUGEE DESCENDANTS CHALLENGE GERMANY OVER CITIZENSHIP













British descendants of Jewish refugees who fled the Nazis are challenging the German government's rejection of their citizenship bids. Anyone deprived of citizenship during the Nazi regime is eligible for it to be restored.


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Police in the US state of Ohio have arrested a man they believe threatened to carry out a shooting at a Jewish community centre.  James Reardon, 20, posted a video online of a man firing a gun with a caption identifying the centre in Youngstown, north of Pittsburgh. A search of his home revealed several weapons, body armour and a gas mask, police said.  A shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last year left 11 people dead.

  

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