Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A charter flight of some 240 Ethiopian Jews that arrived last week launched the final stages of the aliyah from Ethiopia. The program, dubbed Operation Dove’s Wings, is an Israeli government initiative to bring the remainder of the Falash Mura — Ethiopians whose ancestors converted from Judaism to Christianity — to Israel by March 2014. The Ethiopians...
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Top off your weekend with a trip to the Katz JCC in Jersey for a star-studded line-up at the annual Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture.
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Spirits soared — and some dimmed — at election watch parties Tuesday night with the news that President Barack Obama had won a second term. Supporters celebrated a victorious end to a slog of a campaign that had dragged on for 18 long months.
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This time around, remembering the name of your lawmakers in Washington shouldn’t be so hard. Unlike other recent election cycles, the cast of U.S. Senate and House incumbents representing the Philadelphia area remains unchanged.
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
The day after the election looks a lot like the day before for President Obama, particularly in areas that have attracted the attention of Jewish voters: Tussling with Republicans domestically on the economy and health care, and dancing gingerly with Israel around the issue of a nuclear Iran.
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