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  • Legislation to support Holocaust survivors introduced

    June 29, 2012 | 12:28 pm

    Three U.S. senators introduced legislation Thursday aimed at supporting programs to assist aging Holocaust survivors.

    The bipartisan measure, Responding to Urgent needs of Survivors of the Holocaust (RUSH), was introduced by original cosponsor Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) along with Ben...

  • HIAS supporting new refugee legislation

    March 17, 2010 | 1:40 pm

    The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society is backing new legislation aimed at protecting refugees and asylum seekers.

    The Refugee Protection Act was introduced Monday by U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.) on the 30th anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980.

    Though the...

  • A Time For Action

    By Sam Yebri

    October 27, 2009 | 9:12 pm

    By: Ramin Rabieian

    Last week, I attended a press conference at Beverly Hills City Hall, organized by Assemblymembers Mike Feuer and Bob Blumenfield.  They announced that they will introduce legislation prohibiting contracts between the State of California and companies with...

  • Congress OKs bill barring military chaplains from mentioning Jesus in official prayers

    October 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Congress OKs bill barring military chaplains from mentioning Jesus in official prayers
     
    The U.S. Congress rescinded language in Pentagon orders that allowed military chaplains to mention Jesus in official prayers. Controversy over including similar language in the Defense...
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  • 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;...

  • U.S. Mistakes Worsen Iran Situation

    By H. David Nahai

    July 7, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The recent runoff election in Iran catapulted the ultra-conservative mayor of Tehran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, onto the international stage and set off a blaze of speculation. But while the face of the presidency may have changed, the soul of the regime has not.

    From the vantage point...

  • Letters

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Workers' Comp Woes

    I am appalled by Jill Stewart's self serving and misleading missives about the so-called reform (in reality, deform) of workers' compensation ("It's Time to Heal Worker's Comp," May 6).

    During the past approximately 25 years I have been representing injured...

  • Briefs

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    OU Reaches Out to Deaf Community

    The Orthodox Union's deaf outreach came to Long Beach for a Shabbaton gathering of the deaf and their families, a small event that meant a lot to the often-isolated Orthodox deaf community.

    "There wasn't a big turnout, but I think that it's...

  • Record Gridlock Good for Liberals

    By James D. Besser

    April 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Stalemate has become standard operating procedure for Congress in recent years, but this year's legislative gridlock could be headed for the record books. That's a source of frustration for Jewish activists across the political spectrum -- but also of guilty relief for some.

    ...

  • Four Words Slow Fight Against Terror

    By James D. Besser

    October 9, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    At home, the Bush administration is trying to convince a dubious nation that it needs even more law-enforcement powers to wage an effective war against terrorism, and around the world it continues to wage an uphill battle to enlist the rest of the world in the fight. But those...

  • Accessible Judaism

    By Sally Weber

    June 5, 2003 | 7:59 pm

    In the late '70s, a poster appeared on the walls of synagogues and Jewish buildings. It showed a long flight of stairs, leading to the entrance of a synagogue. At the bottom of the stairs a man sat in a wheelchair, looking up.

    The poster perfectly captured an issue that was just...

  • Sukkot and Our Duty to Alleviate Poverty

    By Rabbi David Saperstein

    September 26, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    This Friday marks the end of the celebration of Sukkot. The word Sukkot, of course, means "booths," and refers to the temporary dwellings that we spent the past week eating, singing and even sleeping in. We remember the wandering of the Jews in the desert and celebrate the fall...

  • Ashcroft or Not

    By Rob Eshman

    January 4, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Something's fishy in Noah's Ark.



    President-elect George W. Bush has managed in a very short time to pull together a cabinet that is as diverse as America -- if America had no Jews. His Cabinet nominees include two African Americans, two Hispanics, one Asian American, one Arab...

  • One Year Later

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    August 10, 1999. It was a day that will never be forgotten. One man was killed. Five people - including three children - were badly injured. Six innocent human beings became targets of a gutless killer's hatred, and when that happened, an entire community was shaken to its core. What...

  • Tough Choices for Hate Law Boosters

    By James D

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    For Jewish leaders, lobbying sometimes involves tough choices between winning and doing the right thing. That dynamic is very much in play this week as many Jewish groups, with a boost from President Bill Clinton, fight desperately to save a new hate crimes law that has become cannon...
  • ‘One of the Most Dismal Sessions Ever’

    By James D

    October 15, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    Asked to discuss the accomplishments of the 105th Congress, which erupted last week in a frenzy of last-minute wheeling and dealing as lawmakers tried to avert another politically costly government shutdown, Rep. Ben Cardin's response was succinct.

    "It will be a very brief...