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With White House set to approve Iran deal, options to shape outcome remote
WASHINGTON — The Iran deal may not be done, but bids by its opponents to shape it are all but buried. Skeptics of the nuclear negotiations have all but given up on a congressional role before the J...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish midshipman, Amtrak victim remembered as strong student
Richard Zemser, the uncle of United States Naval Academy midshipman Justin Zemser, couldn’t say enough good things about his nephew. “He did more things in his young 20 years than anybody can imagi...
May 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Back in power, haredi parties aim to roll back religious reforms
TEL AVIV — Israel’s last governing coalition — divided on war, peace and economics — did agree on one thing: Israel’s religious policies needed to change. Now it appears that the incoming coalition...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Relief for Britain’s Jews as Cameron elected to second term
LONDON — A large chunk of Britain’s Jewish community breathed a sigh of relief on May 8, when David Cameron secured a second five-year term as prime minister. The Conservative’s win of an outright ...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish organizations in position to help make change in policing debate
WASHINGTON — From roundtable discussions to protests and prayers to candid talk with law enforcement officials, American Jewish communities are joining in the debate about community policing in the...
May 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Young pot entrepreneurs hope for potent business mixing Jewish and cannabis connections
DENVER — Seth Wong’s place of work is heavily cluttered, with shelves loaded with moldy bagels, stale cake and fermenting carrots. There’s a not-so-faint smell of urine in the air. But if all goes ...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Religious Action Center welcomes new leader
Though the Reform movement’s social action arm has a new leader, the goals of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism remain the same. Close to 400 clergy and Reform movement activists packed...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Tikkun Olam Makers’ turn technology into solutions for people with disabilities
From cyber-security to medicine to agriculture, Israeli innovators are coming up with ideas that make life safer, easier, and more efficient. These creations, in turn, simultaneously fund the Jewis...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbis join the conversation on LGBTQ inclusion
NEW YORK — A group of modern Orthodox rabbis have done what advocates for Orthodox gays and lesbians say would have been unthinkable as recently as five years ago: They spoke at a conference on the...
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev encourages women to excel in the sciences
BEERSHEVA, Israel — In sync with a worldwide momentum to attract more women to STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — for their study and career choices, Israel’s Council for Hig...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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In intimate chat, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin lays out vision, concerns
You could call it Israel’s version of former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “fireside chat.” President Reuven Rivlin, 75, sat down with English-speaking reporters in advance of his first Is...
Apr 30, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Russia’s missile deal with Iran end Israel’s silence on Ukraine?
After Russia invaded Ukraine in March 2014, Israel resisted pressure to join the United States and its European allies in condemning the move — citing in particular its concern not to antagonize Ru...
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Anti-Semitism, Palestinian statehood factor into Jewish calculus in U.K. election
Rising anti-Semitism and the issue of Palestinian statehood will be among the factors in the equation for Jewish voters when the United Kingdom heads to the polls on May 7 to determine the country’...
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No joke: Mother-in-law’s suit vs. comic is tossed
by JTA
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A lawsuit against a stand-up comedian for making jokes about the Jewish family she married into was thrown out of court. Sunda Croonquist, who is half African American and half Swedish, has used he...
Remarks before the Anti-Defamation League
by Daniel B. Shapiro
Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa National Security Council
May 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
White House Media Affairs Office May 3, 2010 I appreciate the opportunity to speak before the Anti-Defamation League, an organization we in the Obama Administration are honored to consider a partne...
Opinion: Responding to the top 10 anti-Israel lies
by Marvin Hier
JTA
May 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- It’s no secret to anyone that relations between the United States and Israel reflect a new reality and are not what they once were. The last few months have seen a worldwide frenzy o...
Rubashkin: I should not have entered the family business
by JTA Staff
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- With a federal judge expected to issue a sentence in his case later this month, a former kosher meatpacking executive expressed regret for his actions -- and entering the family busines...
Kaddish to be recited at Kent State vigil
by JTA
May 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Kaddish will be recited during a candlelight vigil at Kent State University. A Monday gathering will mark the 40th anniversary of the shooting of four of the university's students by members of the...
Divestment bills reportedly fail at two Calif. universities
by JTA
Apr 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The student government at the University of California, Berkeley fell a vote short in a bid to override a veto against a divestment bill. Meanwhile, a vote early Thursday morning by the Associated ...
Google buying its first Israeli company
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Google has acquired its first Israeli company. Google said Tuesday that it was buying the privately backed start-up Labpixies, which develops personalized Web site gadgets for Google's...
Rabbi, Jewish officials arrested at immigration protest
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON – A rabbi and two Jewish officials were arrested in Chicago for their part in immigration reform protests. Rabbi Joshua Salter of Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Congregation on Chicago's South ...
Orthodox rabbis weigh in on professional roles for women
by JTA
Apr 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The leading Modern Orthodox rabbinic association has adopted an official position against the ordination of women while also encouraging the creation of "halakhically and communally app...
Former attorneys general request leniency for Rubashkin
by JTA
Apr 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Six former U.S. attorneys general have criticized prosecutors' recommendation that a kosher meatpacking plant executive receive life in prison for bank fraud. The former attorneys general, as well ...