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  • As Israel’s economy grows, more Israelis are giving to charity

    December 6, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    At Hadassah's centennial celebration in October, 2,000 guests heard about two major philanthropic projects being undertaken by the women's Zionist group: a new tower and a new cardiovascular wellness center at its Jerusalem hospitals.

    The tower, which was dedicated at the...

  • Hadassah awards grants to help women

    March 29, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    The Hadassah Foundation has awarded $182,000 in grants for 2011 to help women from diverse cultural groups in Israel and the American Jewish community.

    This year, due to the global economic downturn, in addition to funding programs in the fields of economic security for low-income...

  • Agudath Israel emphasizes outreach to non-Orthodox

    By Ben Harris

    December 6, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Is it permissible for an Orthodox family to play host to a Jewish couple if they don't observe laws mandating sexual abstinence in the period surrounding menstruation?

    That was among the questions posed to two leading rabbinic authorities in late November at the 85th national...

  • Books: Shoah satire crosses line into nasty territory

    By Michael J. Feuer

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    "My Holocaust" by Tova Reich (HarperCollins, $24.95).

    About a year after Yigal Yadin and his team discovered the startling ruins of Masada -- the last holdout of a group of Jewish Zealots who in 70 C.E., who preferred collective suicide to Roman oppression -- my parents were invited...

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  • Delegation: Improve Israeli Arabs’ Status

    By Gil Sedan

    October 20, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A small group of American Jewish leaders that came to Israel recently is determined to put the issue of Israel's Arab minority higher on the American Jewish agenda.

    In an interview at a Haifa hotel, Rabbi Brian Lurie of San Francisco, the force behind the initiative, spoke calmly...

  • Card-Table Tales

    By Sharon Rosen

    April 14, 2005 | 8:00 pm

     

    I confess that most of my childhood Passover memories have nothing to do with the Passover story itself. How could they when seders were family dramas enacted against a backdrop of matzah and gefilte fish? Like most American Jewish kids, I started out observing the proceedings from...

  • Investigation of AIPAC Crosses Line

    By Malcolm Hoenlein

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    There have been hundreds, even thousands, of articles in the American press regarding an FBI investigation involving the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

    While the reports imply or assert various charges, none, in fact, has been lodged, despite an investigation...

  • Timeline of Reagan, Key Jewish Events

    By Journal Staff

    June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The following are key events in the Ronald Reagan presidency focusing on his Middle East policy and relations with the American Jewish community:


    Nov. 4, 1980:

    Reagan is elected president with 39 percent of the Jewish vote. Incumbent President Jimmy Carter receives 45 percent of the...

  • An Artistic Homage to Big Brother

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Not many artists begin an ambitious new series at 76, but Arnold Mesches did just that after receiving a large box stuffed with FBI documents in 1999. It had taken the Jewish American painter three years and dozens of letters to obtain the 760-page dossier, his FBI file from 1945 to...

  • Pressure on Aiding Ethiopians Grows

    By Uriel Heilman

    November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Increased pressure from officials of American Jewish organizations is driving preliminary talks on a new deal to bring thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel before famine takes a heavy toll on the community remaining in Ethiopia.

    Coming on the eve of a federation-sponsored trip to...

  • 7 Days In Arts

    March 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Saturday



    Beating out the Hollywood high-society contingent by a day, the Emanuel Arts Center kicks off their weeklong Festival of Jewish Music and Israeli Art with a gala of their own this evening. The itinerary includes a cantors concert with storyteller Ritasue, a dessert...

  • Changing the Climate of Hatred

    November 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Over the weekend Prime Minister Ehud Barak came to New York seeking stronger American Jewish support for the accelerating Mideast peace process, and by and large he will get it.

    But two recent incidents point to the obstacles he faces in settling the lingering qualms of a significant...

  • His Summer Vacation

    September 4, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Brad Sherman easily remembers what was the most enjoyable time hespent during his week-long visit to Israel. "It was," he says, "thehour I slept."

    The first-term congressman from the 24th District spent the restof his time in briefings with Israeli and Palestinian officials,touring...

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