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WASHINGTON (RNS) From the Orthodox to the unreligious, U.S. Jews feel deeply connected to Israel even if they "struggle with Israel's realities." That's a Jewish struggle, said one rabbi: It is "an act of love; it is not an act of disengagement.”


  1. I think the caption for the picture of Women of the Wall is wrong. The court decision allows them to don tallit and teffilim at the Kotel, but there has been a strong reluctance by the government and the police to allow them to exercise their right for fear of Haredi reactions.