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  • Austrian politician probed for publishing hook-nosed banker caricature

    August 21, 2012 | 10:41 am

    Prosecutors in Vienna are examining the recent posting of an allegedly anti-Semitic caricature on Austrian politician Heinz-Christian Strache’s Facebook page.

    The page featured a caricature depicting an obese, hook-nosed banker wearing star-shaped cufflinks. Strache leads the...

  • Calendar Picks and Clicks: Dec. 16-24, 2010

    By Ryan Torok

    December 15, 2010 | 2:28 pm

    THU | DEC 16

    (COMEDY)
    Iranian American comedians Maz Jobrani and Michael perform during “An Evening of Fun and Laughter” at Nessah Synagogue. Proceeds benefit the synagogue’s preschool and teen club. Beer, wine and refreshments served. Thu. 7:30 p.m. $95 (VIP), $65 (regular),...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Synagogues ‘On Guard’ for Holidays

    By David Finnigan

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Sinai Temple in Westwood has spent at least $365,000 annually on increased security since Sept. 11.

    "That's just for my manpower, to have bodies here when the building is open," said Howard Lesner, the Conservative synagogue's executive director, who gleans the extra security budget...