Thursday, December 20, 2007

Jnews Roundup IX

Raphael stepped down from doing the Jnews Roundup so if anyone would like to give it a try, please contact me.

  • Spinka Rebbe arrested on money laundering charges (NY Times)
  • Declassified KGB study of Jewish emigration in the 60s and 70s (Forward)
  • Reform leaders advocate a Shabbos experience (JPost) and all-male service (link, Jewish Week opinion)
  • A group of converts to (Reform and Conservative) Judaism (Forward)
  • Intermarriage study offers surprising results (Forward)
  • The Menorah and the Vatican (Jewish Standard)
  • Technion gets high college rankings (JTA)
  • Reconstituting the Aleppo Codex (link)
  • Reform women's Torah commentary (Forward, JTA opinion)
  • New roles for women in Orthodoxy (JTA)
  • Israeli Ashkenazic Chief Rabbi Yonah Metzger calls for international lineage database (Arutz Sheva)

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