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April 5, 2011 | 11:53 am
March 31, 2011 | 10:19 am
New York’s state budget includes tuition grants for college students attending some private religious institutions, including Orthodox rabbinical schools.
The money is available as part of the state’s Tuition Assistance Program, under which any theological student who meets certain...
March 23, 2011 | 12:42 pm
If there was ever a time for Jewish parents to fight for Los Angeles public schools, this is it.
Legislators can’t agree on Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to have a special election to extend taxes scheduled to expire this year. “If we don’t get these tax extensions, it’s a dire...
January 19, 2011 | 10:13 am
January 14, 2011 | 2:58 pm
Reading the newspaper the other day, I couldn’t help but notice an article about the Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Apparently, the two have become quite fond of each other, and as recently as last week even Tweeted about it.
Here are my issues with...
October 25, 2010 | 11:02 am
A Republican Congress would seek to remove funding for Israel from the foreign operations budget, a GOP leader said.
U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor, the Republican whip and the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives, told JTA that a GOP-led House would seek to defund nations...
September 8, 2009 | 12:46 pm
Rabbi Samuel Levine has a problem—and it’s echoing throughout the Jewish day school world.
Levine, the head of school at Hillel Day School in Boca Raton, Fla., has seen an increase of more than 20 percent in requests for financial aid from the past year. In 2008-09, the school...
March 23, 2009 | 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (JTA)—More than 100 Jewish community organizations are backing President Obama’s 2010 budget while expressing “significant concerns,” but not opposing, a proposed decrease in the tax deduction for charitable contributions.
In a letter sent last week to Congress members,...
March 17, 2009 | 10:32 pm
So far, I think Obama has done a tremendous job as president. He has now gotten two hugely important bills through Congress, the stimulus package and the budget, and has made signal efforts to open up stem-cell research and to overturn various ill-advised Bush orders and policies. ...
December 23, 2008 | 10:41 pm
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November 13, 2008 | 6:14 pm
Have tough economic times forced you to scale back your child's bar or bat mitzvah party plans? With your 401(k) down, is the ice sculpture out? Is your resetting ARM making you reconsider that 18-piece orchestra?
If so, you can still have...
March 3, 2008 | 9:00 am
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February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Israel began a controversial dig in the Western Wall Plaza. Bulldozers from the Antiquities Authority broke ground Tuesday near a ramp connecting the plaza to the Temple Mount, with officials saying the aim was to search for historical artifacts...
October 12, 2006 | 8:00 pm
February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Big Sunday began in 1999 with 300 Jewish volunteers devoted to a day of good works. That was impressive in a city notorious for lack of civic involvement -- but that was just the beginning.
What started as Mitzvah Day for congregants of Temple Israel of Hollywood gradually spread...
January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Despite the vast influx of French immigrants and tourists who are buying up apartments in many parts of Israel, most notably in Netanya and Jerusalem, Americans are still in the forefront when it comes to big money properties.
There has been a tremendous growth in the foreign real...
January 12, 2006 | 7:00 pm
Our youngest son has just celebrated his bar mitzvah, and I am recovering from a case of Post-Bar Mitzvah Stress Disorder. This is a seriously underreported malady, yet shockingly, the government has yet to allocate a single dollar to research. If this doesn't change soon, I'm going...
December 1, 2005 | 7:00 pm
Cruising isn't what it used to be. And to the more than 10 million people who took to the high seas last year, that's a good thing.
While cruising used to be considered a venue for "the newly wed or nearly dead," 21st century cruising is attracting an entirely new audience,...
November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm
"Listen, we're broke. Let's face it," said Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) last week, according to the Washington Post. Boehner, the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, spoke as congressional Republicans haggled over big spending cuts for critical health and...
June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm
August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm
June 10, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Slashing Section 8
Compassionate conservatism seems to have finally hit rock bottom. The Bush administration's proposed budget for fiscal year 2005 includes a $1.66 billion cut from the Federal Section 8 housing assistance program. Section 8 provides housing vouchers to low-income...
May 13, 2004 | 8:00 pm
The air in these days in Sacramento -- while still hovering at a perfectly balmy Californian 79 degrees -- is rather bleak for agencies hoping to get government funding.
"You can feel that there is a different atmosphere in Sacramento. The budget obviously [has something to do with...
April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm
Should synagogues and Jewish day schools get federal tax dollars to help them beef up security to meet the rising terror threat?
That debate is playing out in congressional offices in Washington and communal boardrooms in New York as lawmakers begin work on a measure that would...
March 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm
It's spring in Sacramento, and that means the Capitol steps are jammed again with protesters against government cuts -- the first protesters to show up in mid-March were thousands of community college students demanding that California taxpayers continue paying the nation's steepest...