Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Av 2, 5774

By:
Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Jerusalem After Jerzy heard about frequent vandalism at an old Jewish cemetery in his home city of Gdansk, Poland, he decided to visit the graveyard. It had fallen into such disrepair that "people would go there to drink beer," said Jerzy, who gave only his middle name due to fears of anti-Semitism. He made a few trips to the cemetery,...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Christian monastery was vandalized and set alight in what appears to be a “price tag” attack. The door of the Latrun Monastery was set on fire early Tuesday morning and the names of West Bank outposts were spray-painted on the walls, as was the epithet “Jesus is a monkey.” No one was injured in the attack,...
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By:
Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Charlotte, N.C. Jewish swing voters could make or break President Barack Obama's bid for re-election. At least that's the case that Democratic Party leaders made in a training session that packed one of the larger halls at the convention center here on Monday, the day before the formal start of the Democratic National Convention. It came with a message delivered...
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Calif. Democratic Party Chair Apologizes WASHINGTON (JTA) — John Burton, the chairman of the Democratic Party in California, apologized to those who took offense at his remarks comparing Republican statements to Nazi propaganda. Following an uproar over the remarks, which were condemned by Democrats and Republicans, Burton issued a statement on Monday. “To correct press reports of my recent comments...
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By:
Holly Leber Jewish Telegraphic Agency
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Sometimes, Benjamin Ro­senthal thinks about leaving the small town of Indianola, Miss., pop. 11,000, where he spent most of his life. He wants to go where there are more Jews. “It’s easy to lose your identity in the Bible Belt in a town when you are the religious minority,” said Rosenthal, 25. In the Bible Belt, religion rules...
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