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Globally, A Year of Insecurity

The Jewish year 5772 was marked by a growing uncertainty among the Jewish people worldwide. From the threat of a nuclear Iran to Egypt’s new...
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Looking Back at Triumphs and Trials

As is often the case in the Jewish world, the past year was filled with both triumphs and tribulations. With history, both local and...

Netanyahu Asked to Intervene

  (JTA) — Kidnapped American Warren Weinstein called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to help free him from his Al Qaida captors.   The plea from...
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At Shul, Prayer’s Not Three Times a Day, It’s Morning to Night

    JERUSALEM On the ground floor of a building on a leafy residential street in southern Jerusalem, two men squeeze past each other in a crowded foyer.   One is...

A Leader in Child Abuse Prevention

    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

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

  Two Philadelphia-area mem­bers of Congress who focus on health care were in the spotlight this week — one for delivering a speech on neuroscience...
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Melding Judaism With Nature

  Mitchell Delcau, an engineer-turned-rabbi, was in Israel studying sediment and streams in the Negev Desert when he concluded that the earth’s processes couldn’t be...
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Ethiopian Knesset Member Stumps for Israel

  To anyone who asserts that Israel is a racist society, Shlomo Molla has a simple retort: Just take a look at my life. The...

An ID Drive

In preparation for Election Day, Edith Finkelstein checked with every resident on her floor to ensure that they had valid IDs. She lives at...