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As a child, I proudly brought my spare change to Hebrew school to drop in the little blue boxes. With this money, my teachers told me, the Jewish National Fund would plant trees in Israel. I never imagined that these nickels and dimes would also help to evict Palestinians from their...
October 25, 2011 | 11:37 am
Conservative movement rabbis thanked envoys from countries that helped Israel douse forest fires, including some that now have difficult relations with the Jewish state.
Washington-area rabbis Stuart Weinblatt, who directs Israel policy for the Rabbinical Assembly, the rabbinical...
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Residents of a Bedouin village razed more than a dozen times clashed with workers from the Jewish National Fund who came to plant trees in the area.
Six people were injured in Thursday’s clashes in the unrecognized village of Al-Arakib in the Negev and three were arrested for...
December 2, 2010 | 4:24 pm
October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pmOlmert to OU: Jerusalem Not On Table
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert promised Orthodox Jewish leaders that Jerusalem is not up for discussion in forthcoming negotiations with the Palestinians.
In response to a letter from the Orthodox Union (OU) insisting that Olmert not cede portions of...
Briefs: U.S. House approves Iran divestment; Olmert real estate deals probed; Barghouti seen leading
September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pmHouse Votes to Sanction Iran
The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to toughen sanctions against Iran. The Iran Counter-Proliferation Act bans American firms from using foreign subsidiaries to bypass current sanctions against Iran's energy sector; bans...
August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm
August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pmImagine the following scenario: Italy's Parliament passes a law that restricts the sale of public lands to Christians. Government officials rush to justify the measure, citing historic ties between Italy and the Roman Catholic Church. Nonetheless, the consequences of the legislation...
March 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm
When it suits us, we refer to Israel as "the only democracy in the Middle East." When it suits us, we refer to Israel as "the Jewish state" or "the state of the Jewish people." And now and then, we describe Israel as "a Jewish democratic state."
But that last does not quite roll so...
October 24, 2002 | 8:00 pm
They All Hallelued
When the creators of Hallelu picked Oct. 20 as the date for the concert celebrating the Jewish spirit, they might not have realized that the day fell on the eighth anniversary of the death of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach.
Yet, when Carlebach's daughter, Neshama,...
September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm
In a tribute to eight of its members, among them Holocaust survivors, a rabbi and two doctors, the Jewish National Fund will hold a 100th anniversary dinner Sept. 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach. The honorees include:
Miles and Esther Sterling of Aliso Viejo. She is a...
December 11, 1997 | 7:00 pm
You've read the newspaper ads or heard the pitches on the radio:Donate your old car to our worthy charity, which aidsorphans/immigrants/homeless/the halt and the lame, and enjoy agenerous tax write-off.
The American Red Cross is doing it, as is the National KidneyFoundation, Jewish...
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