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Religion & State was front and center at the 2017 General Assembly

Religion & State was front and center at the 2017 General Assembly

The religion-state stew is clearly boiling. This week, the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America convened in Los Angeles, and these challenges were front and center.


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Recommit to Israel's Founding Vision

Israel was established on the basis of religious freedoms; where do we go from here?

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