Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774

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To save costs, the Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia has halved the number of hospitals its chaplaincy program serves.
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Ben Sales and Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Activist Anat Hoffman is no stranger to confrontations with Israeli police for wearing a tallit while leading women's prayer services at the Western Wall. Last week, however, was the first time she was actually arrested, a turn of events that seems to be galvanizing liberal Jewish groups in the United States and Israel
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli and U.S. troops began their largest-ever joint aerial defense exercise this week. Austere Challenge 12, which began Sunday, is part of a training exercise designed to increase military cooperation between the United States and Israel. Its planning began more than two years ago and is not a response to specific events in the Middle East, the...
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Ninety-seven percent of U.S. and Canadian college campuses report no anti-Israel or anti-Semitic events, and the campus-based anti-Israel divestment effort has failed, according to a new study. The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise released the find­ings of its new study, “Israel and the Campus: The Real Story,” on Tuesday. Mitchell Bard, AICE’s executive director, and Jeff Dawson, the private...
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Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON When 15 prominent American Protestant leaders sent a letter to Congress last week calling for an investigation and possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel, at least one outcome was certain: The Jews wouldn’t like it. On Wednesday, Jewish groups unilaterally pulled out of an upcoming annual Christian-Jewish roundtable meeting, saying the Oct. 22-23 forum was no longer viable...
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