Monday, August 31, 2015 Elul 16, 5775

NEW YORK (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League withdrew from a national Jewish-Christian interfaith dialogue after church leaders asked Congress to re-evaluate U.S. military aid to Israel. The ADL in a statement called the request “a serious breach of trust by mainline Protestant Church leaders” participating in the annual interfaith meeting, which will be held on Oct. 22. The religious leaders...
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MARSEILLE, France (JTA) — SOS Racisme, a Paris-based anti-discrimination organization, said it was considering making complaints against some Twitter users after the phrase UnBonJuif on Oct. 10 became the third most popular hashtag among French Twitter users. Literally meaning “good Jew,” it sparked thousands of Twitter users to enter what the French daily Le Monde termed “a competition of anti-Semitic...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Both American economists who won the Nobel Prize for economics — Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley — have ties to Israeli universities. The professors won the prize, called the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, for their research in how to make economic markets work better by more precisely matching supply with demand. The news followed the...
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By:
Rom Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Among the scores of congressional races around the country, here are some of particular Jewish interest, where at least one and sometimes two Jews are contending for a seat. U.S. Senate: Hawaii — Mazie Hirono (D) vs. Linda Lingle (R) Strongly Democratic Hawaii is tough turf for Republicans, but picking up a Senate seat in President Obama’s birth state would...
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John Featherman, a 48-year-old realtor, likes to go against the odds. Last year, the Jewish Republican made a long-shot bid for Philadelphia mayor and lost. This year, he’s challenging U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, the leader of the Philadelphia Democratic Party. Brady crushed him in a 1998 House race and victory seems nearly impossible this time, too. Featherman has raised just...
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