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Study: Young Pro-Israel Activists Are Truly Diverse Bunch

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WASHINGTON Jewish student leaders may be strident in their Israel advocacy, but they are tolerant in defining pro-Israel activism and diverse in their political views. Those...
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Penn State Gymnast Reflects on Olympics

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  Among those who grabbed headlines related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surrounding Penn State University’s football program was Graham Spanier, the Jewish...
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In Ukraine, New Funds for Survivors Bring Relief — and New Expectations

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  ODESSA, Ukraine In her dilapidated apartment, Larisa Rakovskaya examines a stack of unpaid heating bills. Sick and alone, the 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and widow is...

A Leader in Child Abuse Prevention

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    TULSA, Oklahoma It was an unlikely place, it might seem, for both such a conference and its major sponsors. But for two days the Israel-based...

Cuba Willing to Negotiate for Gross

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  CUBA (JTA) — A Cuban Foreign Ministry official rejected claims by the wife of Alan Gross that the jailed American contractor was in ill...

Soloveichik vs. Wolpe: Two Rabbis, Two Parties, Two Philosophies

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.   Republicans and Democrats may not have much common ground this election year, yet their national conventions shared one feature: Both gatherings were blessed...
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Will Jews Make or Break Obama?

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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...
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In Bible Belt Towns, Jews Face Curiosity, Ignorance

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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...

National Briefs – Week of Sept. 6, 2012

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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...
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New Orleans Area Jews Prepared for a Wet and Powerless Shabbat

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Of all the unknowns being discussed as Hurricane Isaac approached New Orleans, members of Congregation Shir Chadash knew one thing for certain. “Nobody wanted to...