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Religion

Israel’s high court says non-Orthodox converts are Jews

Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday dealt a major blow to the country’s powerful Orthodox establishment, ruling that people who convert to Judaism through the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel are also Jewish and entitled to become citizens. The landmark ruling, 15 years in the making, centered around the combustible question of who is Jewish

Opinion

Opinions: The U.S. Postal Service

Point: Postal Bailout Talk Shows Washington’s Fiscal Insanity COVID cases are spiking, millions of Americans are out of work through no fault of their own and emergency benefits are expiring. While Congress and the administration were right to pursue a fifth COVID relief package, the stakes are high for getting the money to where it

Legal Beat

House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

The Democratic-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level, reversing what supporters call a failed policy of criminalizing pot use and taking steps to address racial disparities in enforcement of federal drug laws. Opponents, mostly Republicans, called the bill a hollow political gesture and mocked Democrats for

Opinion

Opinion: Protests Inflaming Politics

A wooden barrier was blocking the street, and a policeman was standing beside his patrol car. Accident? Arrest? Nope, “protests,” the cop told me. A few blocks toward the center of the capital, more police cars cut off main avenues. Over the radio came word that demonstrators were near the White House shouting slogans. The

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