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  • Sean Penn lobbies for Charedi man imprisoned in Bolivia

    May 21, 2013 | 10:41 am

    Actor Sean Penn urged a congressional hearing to pressure Bolivia to release a Charedi Orthodox father of five under house arrest in the country.

    Penn appeared Monday at a hearing on the case of Jacob Ostreicher of Brooklyn, who has been held nearly two years in Bolivia on...

  • GOP and the Jews, together again and talking

    April 23, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    He had them until abortion.

    U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) was addressing the Reform movement's Consultation on Conscience conference about his passion, human rights and success in creating mechanisms to combat human trafficking and shine a light on global anti-Semitism. The...

  • House clears path for disaster funding for religious institutions

    February 13, 2013 | 3:16 pm

    The U.S. House of Representatives easily passed legislation that makes clearer the eligibility of religious institutions for disaster relief.

    The bill, approved in a 354-72 vote on Wednesday afternoon, stipulates that the act funding the Federal Emergency Management Agency is a...

  • Bill would ban entrance of hostile foreign government officials

    August 23, 2012 | 11:31 am

    Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) has sponsored a bill designed to ban entry into the country by officials of any foreign government complicit in violating the rights of imprisoned Americans.

    Nicknamed Jacob’s Law, the bill was written in honor of Jacob Ostreicher, a haredi Orthodox Jews...

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