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  • Final aliyah flight leaves Ethiopia for Israel, U.S. revokes Fulbright winners’ visas

    August 6, 2008 | 1:30 am

    Last Ethiopian Airlift Heads to Israel

    The last official airlift of Ethiopian Jews was scheduled to land in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, bringing to an end a state-organized campaign that began nearly 30 years ago and brought in some 120,000 immigrants from the east African nation.

    The...

  • Eating Bambi (recipe included)

    By Rob Eshman

    August 6, 2008 | 12:23 am

    Most of the anti-Semitic mail I get these days doesn't concern Israel, Hollywood or even the threat of a nuclear war in the Middle East -- it's about meat.

    The largest supplier of kosher meat in America, Agriprocessors Inc., has been the subject of ongoing public investigation and...

  • Iowa Labor Commissioner prosecutes Agriprocessors on 57 counts

    August 5, 2008 | 7:09 pm

    The Iowa Labor Commissioner’s Office has sent dozens of alleged violations against Agriprocessors to the state attorney general for prosecution.

    In its months-long investigation, the labor commissioner’s office found 57 cases of alleged child labor violations by the nation’s largest...

  • Agriprocessors tries to clean up its act

    By Sue Fishkoff

    August 5, 2008 | 7:04 pm

    POSTVILLE, Iowa (JTA)—It’s 9 a.m. on a recent Monday and about 60 people are milling around outside Jacobson Staffing, the national employment firm contracted by Agriprocessors to replace hundreds of workers lost in a May 12 federal immigration raid.

    They are hoping for jobs at...

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  • Orthodox rabbis: Agriprocessors Iowa kosher plant passes muster

    By Ben Harris

    August 5, 2008 | 6:58 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Organizers of a delegation of Orthodox rabbis say the Iowa meat-packing plant raided by federal immigration authorities in May bears no resemblance to its image as a place where safety lapses are routine and workers allegedly are abused and underpaid.

    Some 25 rabbis...

  • Conservatives release guidelines for ethical kashrut certification

    By Ben Harris

    August 4, 2008 | 7:44 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—The Conservative movement released a policy statement and guidelines for its much-anticipated ethical kashrut certification, outlining the social justice standards companies are expected to meet if their foodstuffs are to qualify for the designation.

    According to the...

  • Agriprocessors raid slammed at Congressional hearings

    By Ben Harris

    July 29, 2008 | 2:56 am

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—Witnesses at recent congressional hearings described the federal immigration raid on the country’s largest kosher plant as a travesty of justice, a national disgrace and an ambush.

    But comparing the government detention facilities where 300 illegal workers arrested...

  • Demonstrators march in Iowa to support Agriprocessors workers

    July 28, 2008 | 3:18 pm

    An interfaith group rallied Sunday in support of undocumented workers arrested in a raid on a kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa.

    More than 900 people, mainly Jews and Catholics, called for national immigration reform and support for the nearly 400 undocumented workers...

  • Agriprocessors raid fallout continues: Jewish liberals plan rally in Postville

    By Ben Harris

    July 22, 2008 | 3:44 am

    NEW YORK (JTA)—An interfaith coalition is planning to demonstrate next week in Postville, Iowa, in support of justice for workers and comprehensive immigration reform.

    Spearheaded by Jewish Community Action, a Minnesota social justice group, the rally comes in response to...

  • John Ubele: another scary political candidate

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 17, 2008 | 2:48 pm

    Remember Bill Johnson, the white supremacist attorney who last month lost a bid for the Los Angeles Superior Court bench? Well, I just stumbled across another political candidate who appears to cast the same blame for the United States’ problems on immigrants and the Jews.

    I...

  • Reversal of fortune: The Mexican immigrant shift

    June 26, 2008 | 11:31 am

    "Mongrels, Bastards, Orphans and Vagabonds: Mexican Immigration and the Future of Race in America" by Gregory Rodgriguez (Pantheon, 2007).

    The immigration-reform debate has gripped the country and enflamed passions. Hate groups, along with mainstream media, have engaged in facile...

  • Agriprocessors turns to homeless for help

    By Ben Harris

    June 20, 2008 | 2:25 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—In an effort to restore lagging production at its plant in Postville, Iowa, the country’s largest kosher meat producer has been hiring workers from homeless shelters in Texas to replace employees detained in a massive federal immigration raid last month.

    According to...

  • After raid, kosher meat in short supply

    By Sue Fishkoff

    June 6, 2008 | 2:47 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- Jacqueline Lankry doesn't know how she's going to fill her orders.

    Owner of her own kosher catering firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Lankry orders a box a week of meat and poultry from Agriprocessors, which runs the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse, where...

  • Former workers speak out as Agriprocessors scrambles to keep plant open

    By Ben Harris

    May 22, 2008 | 2:25 pm

    As the country's largest kosher slaughterhouse scrambles to stay open after a federal raid, former workers at the plant -- many of them still fearful of retribution from government authorities -- have begun to tell their stories, revealing new details of conditions there.

    Agents in...

  • Jewish life in the City of Lights

    By Danielle Berrin

    May 2, 2008 | 12:15 am

    Fortunately I traveled to Paris before Pesach, because missing buttery croissants and oven-fresh French baguettes would have been ruinous to my experience. Indeed, France is most famous for its delicacies—wine, cheese, pastries, foie gras—but it is also home to a vibrant Jewish...

  • Fending off the end of aliyah

    By Dina Kraft

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Founded with the express purpose of "ingathering of the exiles" -- but with no more large groups of Jews to save -- Israel is facing the end of the era of mass aliyah.

    Recent reports that the Jewish Agency for Israel was considering shutting down its flagship aliyah department have...

  • Impact of Soviet Jewry drive still resonates in U.S. today

    By Sue Fishkoff

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Jacob Birnbaum began knocking on dormitory doors at Yeshiva University in the spring of 1964, he only half-believed anyone would answer.

    The young British activist had come to New York to mobilize a grass-roots campaign to draw attention to the plight of 3 million Jews trapped...

  • Family’s tale recounts Libyan Jewish dispersion

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    The trailer
    "Any time you have a community that is erased, it's a tragedy not only for the community but for humanity."

    The opening line from the documentary "The Last Jews of Libya" begins a nostalgic visit to an ill-fated community of 25,000 people living between the...

  • Briefs: Muggings mar Shabbat shalom in Pico-Robertson, ‘L.A. Eight’ case dropped

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Orthodox Rabbi, 2 Others Mugged

    For the first time since a rash of muggings in Pico-Robertson around Shavuot, three Orthodox Jews, including Rabbi Elazar Muskin of Young Israel of Century City, were held up at gunpoint on Oct. 26 as they walked home from Shabbat services.

    "It's a...

  • City bills church for anti-immigration protest against it

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 20, 2007 | 1:26 pm

    SIMI VALLEY - In an unusual twist on the national immigration debate, the city of Simi Valley sent a $40,000 bill Wednesday to a church harboring an undocumented immigrant after a protest there over the weekend prompted a police presence.

    The United Church of Christ has played...

  • Elegy for a Dream

    By Gina Nahai

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I came to America 30 years ago last month. I arrived in Los Angeles the night Elvis died. I was 16 years old, fresh out of a Swiss boarding school, about to start my first year of college. This was two years before the Islamic Revolution, yet I had left Iran willingly and without...
  • Israel’s Darfur refugees require worthy action

    By Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I was in Jerusalem in early July when a news story about Sudanese refuges demonstrating in front of the Knesset caught my eye. From the press accounts, it was difficult to fully understand who these refugees were or under what circumstances they had arrived in Israel. Some seemed to...
  • Briefs: Hebron settlers removed, Olmert plans land swap, Romney backs off Hezbollah

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Illegal Hebron Settlers Evicted

    Israeli security forces evicted Jewish settlers who had taken over disputed properties in Hebron. Thousands of soldiers and police descended on the West Bank city Tuesday to remove two Israeli families squatting in abandoned apartments. The evictions...

  • Yom Ha’Atzmaut 2007: What Israel means to me

    By Judea Pearl

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    From a chapter in the book, "What Israel Means to Me: By 80 Prominent Writers, Performers, Scholars, Politicians, and Journalists," edited by Alan Dershowitz (John Wiley & Sons, 2006).

    I was born in Tel Aviv, in 1936, and, quite naturally, my feelings toward Israel are suffused with...

  • Is a delay of justice a denial of justice?

    By Douglas Mirell

    February 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It is not every day that a former regional president of the Anti-Defamation League rides to the rescue of alleged Palestinian terrorists. Yet that is precisely what happened on Jan. 30, when Los Angeles immigration judge Bruce J. Einhorn, in a stinging rebuke to the federal...
  • Post-war belt-tightening: Israel could cut Falash Mura dreams in half

    By Uriel Heilman

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israel's Finance Ministry is proposing substantial cuts to Ethiopian immigration next year as part of widespread belt-tightening following Israel's war in Lebanon.
     
    The plan, announced on Sept. 5 as part of Israel's proposed budget for 2007, would halve the number of Ethiopian...
  • Social Action Groups Fight for Cleaning Ladies’ Rights

    By Alice Alexiou

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I am sitting in a Brooklyn diner, having breakfast with Marlene Champion, 61, a tall, striking woman from Barbados. Champion makes her living as a domestic worker, and right now she works as a nanny caring for a 4-year-old girl in Brooklyn Heights.

    Champion is also an active...

  • More Information on Getting That Visa

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Visa Violations

    The U.S. government estimates that about 40 percent of people who are in this country illegally arrived on a legal visa but lost their legal status either by overstaying or otherwise violating the terms of their visa. These are sometimes referred to as "nonimmigrant...

  • Ex-Iran President’s U.S. Visit Is Slap in the Face

    By Pooya Dayanim

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The issuance of a U.S. visa to Mohammad Khatami, former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran until he was succeeded by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and Khatami's presence this week on U.S. soil, is an insult to the American people, a slap in the face to Iran's pro-democracy movement, a...

  • From Agony to Acceptance—Documentary Delves Into Intermarriage

    By Tom Tugend

    September 7, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When Holocaust survivor Leah Welbel learns that her American granddaughter is about to marry a Christian, she cries out, "When this happened in my old hometown, my family used to sit shiva. Here they expect me to open my arms. I can't do it."

    Leah's agony in the documentary, "Out...

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