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  • Kerry open to conversation with Iran on ISIS

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The Obama administration is ready to communicate with Iran in the bid to stop ISIS, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

    “We’re not coordinating with Iran, but as I said, we’re open to have a conversation at some point in time if there’s a way to find something constructive,”...

  • 70 years on, a missing private comes home

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The scene at Arlington National Cemetery last Friday was not quite routine, but nor was it unusual: A clergyman said a prayer, an army NCO handed Bernard Gavrin’s closest living relative a folded U.S. flag, and a volunteer — one of the “Arlington Ladies” who attend to the needs of...

  • Komen organization apologizes for Houston race’s Yom Kippur date

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    The Susan G. Komen organization apologized for holding its Race for the Cure in Houston on Yom Kippur.

    Komen’s executive director, Ariana Higgins, told the Houston Chronicle that the foundation has learned its lesson following an outcry from the Jewish community. The foundation...

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  • U.S. sees Middle East help fighting ISIS, Britain cautious after beheading

    by Will Dunham and Andrew Osborn, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

    U.S. Secretary of State John...

  • Philly kosher butcher shop vandalized with swastikas

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    A kosher butcher shop in Philadelphia was defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.

    Crude swastikas were painted on the butcher shop, Simon’s Glatt Kosher meats, between the evening of Sept. 10 and the next morning, the Jewish Exponent reported. The butcher store has been at its...

  • Death row inmate in Connecticut suing state for kosher food

    by JTA

    2 weeks ago

    A death row inmate is suing the Connecticut Department of Correction claiming he is an Orthodox Jew and is being denied kosher food.

    Steven Hayes, 51, a convicted murderer and rapist, filed a handwritten lawsuit in federal court saying that he has been requesting kosher food...

  • Foundation headed by widow of Madoff’s largest beneficiary grants $104 million

    JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Barbara Picower, the widow of Jeffry Picower, the largest beneficiary of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, has awarded $104 million in grants over two years through a new foundation.
    The grants from the JPB Foundation have centered on medical research, poverty and the environment,...

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