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This week, we have an especially vibrant roundup of tribe-related news all over the internet. First off, we have a fascinating perspective on the impact of immigration policy on Jews before and during the Second World War and the lessons all Americans should remember. In the religious world, an Orthodox yeshiva, Yeshivat Maharat, ordains women as spiritual leaders and halachic authorities…but is this enough? You be the judge. Finally, some history of my personal favorite of the Jewish culinary delights (I take mine with coleslaw, thank you very much), and the backstory of a beloved patriotic song.

History lessons: the important Jewish perspective on the debates over immigration reform in the United States.

The NYTimes picks up a fascinating story on the loss of the Argentine Jewish Cowboy.

A biscuit, or a genuine step forward? Women to be ordained as “spiritual leaders” and “halachic authorities”  by Yeshivat Maharat.

The history of the sandwich responsible for the rise in heart disease over the last few years…

And just in time for July 4th: a new book looks at the story behind Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America.”


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