Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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In the days following Sept. 11, 2001 - when hijacked airplanes attacked American targets, killing nearly 3,000 people - a significant number of American Jews approved of the United States taking action against those who were behind the attacks. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the American Jewish Committee in the days following the collapse of the World...
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According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, some 1.1 million people in the United States fell into poverty last year, bringing the total to 37 million people - or about 12.7 percent of the nation's population. Alarmed by the reality behind these statistics, two Jewish organizations already working to help alleviate the problem have recognized the urgent need to take...
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James Dobson, head of the conservative Christian organization Focus on the Family, is thrilled over President Bush's pick to be an associate justice in the Supreme Court. But after statements from Bush that one of White House counsel Harriet Miers' top selling points was her evangelical Christian faith, Jewish groups are collectively wondering aloud what exactly that means. The fact...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Users of the Yellow Pages will no longer confuse Jewish houses of worship with those of the Christian Messianic movement. Verizon removed the category headings titled "Temples & Synagogues – Jewish-Messianic" and "Temples & Synagogues – Judaic" from their SuperPages. The move came as a result of the persistence of concerned Jews like Steven L. Lubetkin, 48, a resident of...
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Roy Freundlich, JE Feature
With news of the widespread devastation of Hurricane Katrina, a tremendous outpouring of care and goodwill has come from the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community. In this difficult time of national crisis and the mounting human toll in the Gulf Coast region, Jewish values and the sense of responsibility to care for others resulted in an immediate response to provide aid...
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