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Hadassah hospital agrees to pay wages and delay layoffs
Staffers at the Hadassah Medical Organization's Ein Kerem campus in Jerusalem were overjoyed on Wednesday to learn that the hospital has agreed to pay their wages in full and to postpone impending ...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google purchases fifth Israeli company, SlickLogin

Google has purchased its fifth Israeli company, the Tel Aviv-based start-up SlickLogin; its technology verifies and authenticates user identity (when logging onto a website) by using an audio signa...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADL national director Abraham H. Foxman announces retirement
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham H. Foxman announced plans to step down in July, 2015. Foxman is a Holocaust survivor who after emigrating to America became national director ...
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish debate on Sochi Olympics centers on human rights, corruption, security
With the Winter Olympics gearing up for their Feb. 7 start in Sochi, Russia, the Jewish debate on the games mirrors the discourse taking place in the broader international and athletic communities....
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate boosts efforts to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive out of Iraq
Efforts to keep a significant collection of artifacts seized from Iraq’s Jewish community by Saddam Hussein from being returned to the Gulf nation by the United States may be picking up steam on Ca...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerusalem conference seeks self-empowerment of people with disabilities
Wheelchair-bound Yoav Kreim—a well-known leader and spokesperson for people with disabilities in Israel for more than 20 years—has led demonstrations, lobbied members of Knesset to pass legislation...
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Is Canada Israel’s new best friend?
Canada has emerged as a staunch supporter of Israel. At a time when Israel is routinely singled out for condemnation, Canada has been at the forefront of defending Israel and criticizing its enemie...
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Birthright expands eligibility for free trips to Israel
The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26, JNS.org has learned. Teenagers who went on an educational trip ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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An early Zionist protest against racism
For American Jews, the birthday of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is an occasion to recall the impressive Jewish contributions to the movement for African-American civil rights — from the Jew...
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Every tree in the Jewish state has a story — just ask
In 2013, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) published a survey of mature trees in Jerusalem that was “the most comprehensive of the recent SPNI surveys, including some 4,000 ...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Bulldozer' Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died at the age of 85. Sharon had a storied career in the Israeli military, later serving as defense minister and foreign minister. Over the years he ...
Jan 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fate of Bedouin resettlement plan a mystery in aftermath of apparent cancelation
Several weeks after Bedouin and global anti-Israel elements celebrated the apparent cancelation of a plan to resettle tens of thousands of Bedouin in Israel’s southern Negev region, the fate of the...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iron Dome manufacturer’s CEO assesses rising threats faced by Israel
Despite a spike in terror attacks in Israel carried out on numerous fronts, and through various means, by both recognized terror groups and presumed “lone wolf” assailants, retired Vice Admiral Yed...
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Keynote speaker Olmert doubles as persona non grata
by Jacob Kamaras
JointMedia News Service
May 02, 2012 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, told the crowd at Sunday’s Jerusalem Post Conference in New York City that he didn’t “want to walk into a minefield,” but that didn’t stop...
Israelis protest in support of Syrian people
by The Israel Project
Apr 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV – Several hundred protestors in Tel Aviv showed their support for ordinary Syrians, demanding international intervention to put a stop to the Syrian government’s suppression of pro-democra...
Future of Jewish state lies in its schools
by Justin Jacobs
Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — The future of any nation is tough to predict. And Israel is not just any nation. The intricacies of the self-proclaimed only democracy in the Middle East are staggering: the struggle to...
Ambassador: Agreement for Darfur can work despite hurdles
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 26, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
Despite some positive signs for the latest negotiated peace agreement in Darfur, Ambassador Dane F. Smith Jr. warned more must be accomplished before the deal can lead to a lasting peace in the war...
Reform, Conservative camp systems get grant to grow specialty staff training
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
In their first-ever programmatic partnership, the Conservative movement’s National Ramah Commission and the Union for Reform Judaism’s Camping Movement will be engaging in a joint initiative to dev...
The future of … the rabbinate
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
One might call Howard Cohen a “freelance” rabbi. Cohen, who lives in Vermont, does not have a traditional pulpit, but he is available for hire to lead High Holy Day and Shabbat services, officiate ...
Suspects include former paratroopers
by JointMedia News Service
Mar 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Four people were killed at a Jewish school shooting on Monday in Toulouse, France, sending shockwaves throughout the global Jewish community. An anonymous, black-clad gunman on a motorcycle stopped...
Federation shocked at terror attack in France
Mar 19, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh expressed shock and outrage at the tragic terror attack on a Jewish school in southern France that has left at least four dead, including three children....
Israel’s 'Iron Dome' performed well — IDF
by The Israel Project
Mar 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel and Gazan militants have apparently agreed to an Egypt-brokered cease-fire, the Israeli daily Haaretz has reported. According to the news report, the deal was expected to take effect at 1 a....
The future of ... women
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
In 1974, when Sara Rae Perman began her training to become a rabbi, 12 out of 60 of her classmates at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion were women. Back then, that percentage of...