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World News

Riki: 12 and alone, she made aliyah from Ethiopia

At an age when many American girls would feel uncomfortable going alone to a shopping mall, Bizu “Riki” Mullu traveled without her family from Ethopia to make aliyah in Israel.  More...

Group defends suspended Amsterdam chief rabbi’s comments about ‘curing’ gays

(JTA) The suspension of Amsterdam’s chief rabbi for signing a statement on “curing” homosexuality is “verging on fascism,” a group calling itself the Committee for the Declaration on the Torah Approach to Homosexuality said in a letter to a Netherlands newspaper. The group said the rabbi was following “centuries-old religious truths.”  More...

Two studies put U.S. Jewish census at up to 6.6 million

NEW YORK (JTA) – More than 6 million Jews are living in the United States, according to two independent studies.  The two studies, using completely different methodology, discovered between 6.4 million and 6.6 million U.S. Jews, or about 1.8 percent of the population, the Forward reported.  More...

CA inmate should get kosher meals, appeals court rules

(JTA) — The California prison system is violating a Messianic Jewish prisoner’s constitutional rights by denying him kosher food, a state appeals court ruled.  More...

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