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Friday, July 4, 2014

Let us Bow our Heads: Mourning Eyal, Gilad and Naftali
It is with a heavy heart that we learned that the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers have been found in Hebron.

On Both Sides: Let's End the Violence
We join with the JCPA in saying the kidnapping and murder of Mohammed Abu Khudair, a sixteen year-old Palestinian, is a reprehensible crime.

Our Take on the Hobby Lobby Decision
We are deeply disappointed and concerned by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

IVF Babies: A Gift of Israel and Hadassah to Its People
According to Prof. Arye Hurwitz, head of the Hadassah Medical Center’s IVF Unit, Hadassah provides over 5,000 IVF procedures each year to patients from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and abroad.

hCoast to Coast: read about chapter events from around the country


WHAT WE'RE READING

5 Things Women Need to Know About the Hobby Lobby Ruling
What the Supreme Court's ruling on contraception means for women

Nation mourns three Israeli teens
Mourners poured over fences and walls and snaked in lines along crowded paths Tuesday as tens of thousands of people from throughout Israel converged on a modest cemetery where three slain teenagers were buried with some of the pomp of a state funeral.

Netanyahu: Hamas will pay for the murders of the three youths
PM convenes emergency cabinet meeting to determine how to respond to deaths of kidnapped teens, who premier says were murdered in cold blood; Netanyahu says all of Israel is weeping with bereaved families.

Why these Christian, Muslim and Jewish women despair at religious dating sites
Tucked away in one of Jerusalem's hi-tech neighborhoods, long-bearded men in black suits and women dressed in long skirts with head coverings are taking part in an organized afternoon prayer—men to the left, women to the right.

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