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Video: Sharansky gives Jewish Agency award to Michael Sherbourne

By Daniel Easterman, December 24, 2013
In one of the conference’s most moving moments so far, Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Jewish Agency awarded 96 year old Michael Sherbourne with a special plaque for his activism on behalf of Soviet Jews during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Video highlights from the Chief Rabbi's speech

By Daniel Easterman, December 23, 2013

The Chief Rabbi said: "As Jews we must be committed to every single human being created in the image of God."

He went on to say: "We have to have universalistic ideals, that we are here as a people to be or lagoyim, a light unto the nations and not to simply exist in a self-imposed ghetto away from the other peoples of the world.”

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JC Exclusive: Chief Rabbi Mirvis greeted by Limmud Executive Director Shelley Marsh

By Daniel Easterman, December 23, 2013

JC Exclusive: Chief Rabbi Mirvis is greeted at Limmud entrance by Conference Executive Director Shelley Marsh.

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JC Exclusive: Chief Rabbi Mirvis arrives at Limmud 2013

By Daniel Easterman, December 23, 2013

Chief Rabbi makes his historic first visit to Limmud.

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Historian Simon Schama speaking to the JC Editor

By Rosa Doherty, December 19, 2013
Speaking at a JC Editor’s Choice event at the JW3 centre in north-west London on Tuesday,historian Simon Schama restated his Zionist beliefs, and called for a shift in the public view of Jews as “either victims or bullies”.

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Chief Rabbi of South Africa's opening prayer at the Mandela memorial

By Rosa Doherty, December 11, 2013
World leaders joined tens of thousands of people at the FNB Stadium to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela. The Chief Rabbi of South Africa opened the prayer service.

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Benjamin Netanyahu pays tribute to Nelson Mandela

By Daniel Easterman, December 6, 2013

Prime Minister Netanyahu said that Mr Mandela "was one of the outstanding figures of our time. He was the father of his nation, a man of vision, a fighter for freedom who avoided violence".

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Watch: Balfour 1925 pre-state Israel visit

November 8, 2013
Rare footage of Lord Balfour’s 1925 visit to pre-state Israel released in several parts on YouTube for the first time.

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Watch: sisterhood flash mob takes Tel Aviv

By Charlotte Oliver, October 23, 2013

Women ran for leadership positions in 40 municipalities in Israel this week - more than double the numbers of previous years.

To spread the message, WePower - a feminist NGO in Israel - organized a flash mob in central Tel Aviv to the rousing sounds of "Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves".

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WATCH: Bride's wedding video

By Rosa Doherty, October 10, 2013

WARNING: This video contains language some may find offensive

Watch here the unexpurgated highlights of the footage Anthony Aurelius recorded on Claudia and Stan's big day.

Read the story here

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