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Can I fight the power but please my Jewish parents? In our latest instalment of Ask the Love Rabbi, a reader wants to know how to navigate cultivating a meaningful, long-term relationship (plus pleasing her parents) while at the same time subverting marriage – an institution that’s historically oppressed women.
Bad North Korea: Israel has condemned the nuclear test conducted by North Korea.
Money for Harvey victims: Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry is planning to send $1 million in aid to Houston’s flood-hit Jewish community.
Orthodox man indicted: A haredi man from the religious town of Bnei Brak in Israel was indicted for making death threats against leaders of the Reform movement, and for vandalizing a Reform synagogue. He also allegedly targeted the left-wing organization Breaking the Silence organization and threatened well-known atheists in the country.
Smoke weed, not cigarettes: Starting school this week? Know a kid who is? Send over this Tablet magazine writer’s “Commandments for Incoming Freshmen.” If nothing else, it’s a nostalgic read.