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March 28, 2011 | 3:33 pm
Leaders of two Jewish groups are joining an organized fast to protest proposed congressional budget cuts to poverty programs in the United States and abroad.
The fast, initiated by HungerFast, a group led by anti-hunger activist Tony Hall, takes aim at proposed substantive cuts now...
March 8, 2011 | 10:22 am
Jewish leaders have called on the Cuban government to release Jewish U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, jailed for more than a year, for time served.
Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Monday issued their humanitarian appeal to the...
March 2, 2011 | 8:09 am
November 11, 2010 | 11:13 am
Jewish leaders expressed outrage at an attack by Glenn Beck on George Soros’ World War II childhood.
Beck, the Fox News Channel provocateur, is running a series this week on his radio an TV shows, portraying Soros as attempting to control the U.S. economy.
In his radio show...
September 22, 2010 | 4:09 pm
For Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Jewish leaders, their second date featured a little more substance and a little less flirtation. And this time the Palestinian Authority president brought a wing man.
Abbas and his prime minister, Salam Fayyad, met separately Tuesday evening with Jewish...
May 27, 2010 | 9:06 am
Jewish leaders met with more than a third of the Democratic caucus in the U.S. Senate.
Twenty-two senators, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), attended Wednesday’s meeting. The caucus has 59 senators.
Among the topics discussed were efforts to pass expanded Iran sanctions...
May 4, 2010 | 11:33 am
Orthodox Jewish community leaders in Texas met with senior state officials including Gov. Rick Perry, who expressed support for a school voucher program.
The April 29 meeting, under the auspices of the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs, included business leaders from the...
April 20, 2010 | 3:02 pm
With anxiety over the White House’s Middle East policy mounting in some pro-Israel circles, several Jewish organizational leaders have found themselves in a discomfiting position: criticizing the Obama administration in public while stridently defending the president in private...
July 14, 2009 | 2:06 pm
July 14, 2009 | 1:48 pm
Sixteen leaders of 14 Jewish organizations took part in a Monday afternoon meeting at the White House with President Obama. Some of the groups not on the invite list, after having been invited to a larger meeting of Jewish leaders with Obama aides right before the inauguration,...
July 13, 2009 | 7:17 pm
U.S. President Barack Obama met yesterday for the first time with 15 American Jewish leaders at the White House, for talks aimed at clearing the air following allegations that his administration was taking a tough line with Israel over settlement activity.
At the meeting, Obama told the leaders that he wants to help Israel overcome its demographic problem by reaching an agreement on a two-state solution, but that in order to do so, Israel would need “to engage in serious self-reflection.” Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.
September 15, 2008 | 12:59 am
December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm
The funeral took place in Vienna on July 7, 1904. The stunning announcement had come on the 4th: Theodore Herzl, dead at age 44.
Here is Stefan Zweig's description of the day:
"A strange day it was, a day in July, unforgettable to all who were there to see it. Because suddenly at...
September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm
When Rabbi Harold Shulweis learned that the DVD of "The Passion of the Christ," which debuted on Aug. 31, would be just a bare-bones, no-frills copy of Mel Gibson's controversial movie, the spiritual leader of Encino's Valley Beth Shalom said, "That's very good. I don't think the...
April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm
More and more Jewish leaders are becoming aware of the dangers posed by a festering anti-Israel sentiment on U.S. college campuses. A recent poll showed that when students were asked whether they were more "sympathetic" to Israel or the Palestinians, 28 percent answered Israel and 22...
January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm
November 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Songs for a Cure
Photos of smiling children suffering from familial dysautonomia (FD) greeted community members gathered at the Luxe Summit Hotel in Bel Air to fundraise for a cure. The second event for the fledgling organization honored Rabbi Morley Feinstein, co-founder of the...
May 29, 2003 | 8:00 pm
As a new round of Mideast peacemaking begins, U.S. Jewish leaders are putting themselves on the line for a government in Jerusalem, whose real intentions are more impenetrable than ever.
In a flurry of actions and statements in recent days, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon just added to...
April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Why are pro-Israel groups in this country so fussed about the "road map," the blueprint for Palestinian statehood that could be officially delivered to Israel and the Palestinians in the next few weeks?
Despite the fact that the three-stage plan demands a quick end to Palestinian...
March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm
February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm
President George W. Bush fired the first volley in the second phase of his anti-terror war last week when he used the annual State of the Union message to gird the nation for the challenges ahead.
But the biggest challenge may be the domestic one facing his administration: how to...
December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm
August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Should Israel's goal be to defeat the Palestinian Arab terrorists who are waging war against it? Or should Israelis be striving merely for a few days or weeks of quiet?
The answer would seem obvious, but at a recent meeting with a senior State Department official, I and other Jewish...
May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm
This week congressional Republicans tried to put the finishing touches on a compromise version of President George W. Bush's giant tax cut that some Jewish leaders say could ravage a wide range of health and social service programs serving the community's neediest citizens.
April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Jewish leaders in the United States and in Israel are encouraging an openness to what they describe as a "new Germany," a place they say is truly atoning for its past. At the very least, they argue, it deserves the support of the American Jewish community because of its strong...