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College Park eruv: a border, a loophole, a necessity for Shabbat

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh     There is a border surrounding this university’s campus -- not maintained by a government, but instead by a group of individuals carrying on an ancient tradition. The College Park eruv encircles the campus and portions of adjacent neighborhoods to form a loophole in Shabbat rules that makes ...

Israel’s new religious database raises questions, concerns from rabbis around world

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Last month, Israel’s Ministry of Religious Affairs announced plans to create a database of every Jewish person in the world for the purpose of speeding marriage registration in Israel, according to The New York Jewish Week. Rabbi Hezekiah Samin, head of the marriage department of Israel’s Ministry ...