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  • Israel stingy with foreign aid, Israeli prof says

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 11, 2013 | 5:35 pm

    When it comes to sending international aid abroad, Israel and its citizens give less than most other developed free-market economies, according to a new report.

    Hillel Schmid, a professor at Hebrew University’s Center for the Study of Philanthropy, told the Los Angeles Times that...

  • February 22, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 22, 2013 | 3:52 am

    Headline: GOP senator’s backing gives Hagel enough support to be Pentagon chief

    To Read:  Jacques E.C. Hymans thinks that the US and Israel have been misrepresenting the Iranian threat-

    As the little shepherd boy learned, crying wolf too early and too often destroys one's...

  • Is Bernie Madoff Jewish?  Very. Oy.

    By Rob Eshman

    December 12, 2008 | 5:02 pm


    Bernard Madoff at a 2007 roundtable discussion with Justin Fox, Ailsa Roell, Robert A. Schwartz, Muriel Seibert, and Josh Stampfli.

    "It's all just one big lie."

    With those words Bernard Madoff confessed to senior executives of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities that the $17...
  • Falling dollar forces groups to adjust overseas spending

    By Jacob Berkman

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    While economists fret over how the falling U.S. dollar will affect global markets, Jewish charities that rely heavily on U.S. fundraising to support programs outside the United States are facing serious budget crunches.

    The dollar has been on a slow decline against the euro since...

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  • Are Jewish groups missing the e-philanthropy boat?

    By Jacob Berkman

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    This is how easy online philanthropy can be: Yosef Eliezrie received a call one day from the Chabad emissary in Sderot seeking help for the citizens of the embattled Israeli town.

    Eliezrie, son of a Los Angeles-area Chabad rabbi, was lying in a hospital bed at Children's Hospital of...

  • Your Letters

    October 16, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    The Talmud says, "Give everyone the benefit of the doubt." Arnold Schwarzenegger has a long record of support for the Jewish community and for Jewish causes. If anyone has earned the right to be given the benefit of the doubt that our tradition requires, he...

  • Slippery Slope

    By Rob Eshman

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The all-new, completely updated "Joys of Yiddish" (Crown, 2001) by Leo Rosten will be released soon, and thumbing through an advance copy yesterday I couldn't stop smiling at the language's ability to capture an action, an emotion and a worldview -- all in one word.

    Glitch, Rosten...

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