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  • U.S. Supreme Court upholds Obama healthcare law centerpiece

    June 28, 2012 | 8:54 am

    A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare overhaul law that requires that most Americans get insurance by 2014 or pay a financial penalty.

    “The Affordable Care Act’s requirement that certain individuals...

  • O.U. formally comments on Obama contraceptive coverage rules

    June 18, 2012 | 1:56 pm

    The Orthodox Union formally commented on pending Obama administration regulations mandating employer-sponsored health plans for contraceptives and sterilization.

    The comments filed Monday with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services express concerns over the regulations’...

  • Jews Should Oppose Universal Health Care

    September 4, 2009 | 4:56 pm

    In part of an ongoing debate on health care reform, JewishJournal.com is hosting this dialogue on the pros and cons of universal health care.

    Related: Why we must support universal health care


    From BeliefNet.com:

    In the always lively Jewish Journal of Los Angeles, Rabbi Elliot...

  • Why We Must Support Universal Health Care

    August 26, 2009 | 6:33 pm

    Related: Jews Should Oppose Universal Health Care


    Whether or not we are believers in the Obama plan, or any of the particular plans for universal health care currently winding their way through Congress, support for universal health care is an imperative in Jewish law. Although...

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  • The Importance of Being Michael

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 6, 2009 | 5:06 pm

    “Why aren’t you talking about Michael Jackson more?”

    The question, from a caller to Larry Mantle’s KPCC-Pasadena public radio program “AirTalk,” interrupted a discussion of the budget mess in Sacramento.  Actually, it was more a wail than a question – a crack about...

  • Bills Seek to End Israel Travel Penalty

    By Idan Ivri

    August 25, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    It happens over and over again: A planned trip to Israel induces gasps of worry from friends who have never visited the country. Every suicide bombing or mortar attack on television reinforces the vision of Israel as a vast raging war zone.

    Some travelers appreciate the concern;...

  • New Year, New Changes

    By Rob Eshman

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Last week I was driving to a family celebration at Leisure World in Laguna Hills when I noticed something very odd about the weather: Fall was in the air.

    It's a subtle thing in Southern California, but those of us who have lived here long enough recognize the slight change in...

  • Bill Tackles Life Insurance Blacklist

    By Joe Berkofsky

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    New York state legislators are trying to prevent insurance companies from blacklisting travelers to Israel so that they cannot obtain life insurance coverage.

    Sheldon Silver, speaker of the New York Assembly, and Assemblyman Peter Grannis unveiled a bill Jan. 15 that would bar state...

  • Circumcision Lite

    By Susanna Crosby Perrin

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    An undeniable physical reminder of a man's connection to Judaism, circumcision has been an important focus of the first days of a boy's life since before we received the Torah. However, for almost as long, there have been people who question the act of circumcision and those who have...

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