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  • 50 Nifty Jewish Groups

    By Rachel Pomerance

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Do the words "innovative" and "Jewish groups" seem like oxymorons? Not to the publishers of "Slingshot," a new guidebook to the "50 most innovative Jewish groups in North America," published by a division of the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies.

    "Slingshot," which is...

  • Can Jewish Groups Get Back on Track?

    By Rachel Pomerance

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish conference focused on a looming crisis might strike some as more of the same.

    But a wave of recent gatherings has tackled the existential questions facing world Jewry, and many are aimed at or driven by new actors.

    The slew of new forums focusing on the future of the Jewish...

  • Israel Has Wish List for U.N.‘s 60th

    By Rachel Pomerance

    June 23, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    As the United Nations prepares to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding in San Francisco, the occasion is bittersweet for Jewish observers.

    It was the United Nations that sanctioned the State of Israel's birth in 1948, but it gave the Jewish state the status of an ugly...

  • Tikkun Olam

    By Rachel Pomerance

    January 6, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    When it comes to helping victims of the Southeast Asian tsunami, the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is taking the adage, "teach a man how to fish," quite literally.

    As part of its long-term relief efforts for victims of the Dec. 26 tragedy, the group is working with its...

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  • Europe Held Key in U.N. Fence Ruling

    By Rachel Pomerance

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When it comes to action at the United Nations, Europe -- considered by many observers to be the organization's moral bellwether -- often decides the course.

    That was the case again this week as the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution demanding that Israel comply...

  • Berkeley Donors Linked to Terrorists

    By Rachel Pomerance

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Funders of UC Berkeley's Center for Middle Eastern Studies have links to Al-Qaeda, according to a campus Jewish newspaper.

    Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who funds the center's Sultan Endowment for Arab studies, is a primary defendant in the $100 trillion lawsuit filed in U.S....

  • U.S. Jews Differ on Israel Attachment

    By Rachel Pomerance

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Delight shot through the classroom of eighth-graders like a pogo stick gone wild.

    The 35 students at the Heschel School on Manhattan's Upper West Side erupted Monday afternoon with giddy comments and questions about the two-week trip to Israel they were about to begin the next...

  • Anti-Semitic Acts Climb On Campuses

    By Rachel Pomerance

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Rick Dorfman may be the human face of the latest findings in the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) annual report of anti-Semitic incidents across the country.

    Though the incident had not yet been confirmed by police as anti-Semitic by press time, the University of Michigan junior was...

  • Jews Vulnerable in Muslim Lands

    By Rachel Pomerance

    March 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As the U.S. military pounds Iraq, Jewish communities in Muslim countries may become increasingly vulnerable.

    Jews not only are tiny minorities in the Muslim world, but to some of their surrounding public, they represent the perceived twin threats of Israel and America.

    As...

  • Pain in the Pocketbook

    By Rachel Pomerance

    August 22, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Shortly after September 11, when the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFGLA) renewed its insurance policy, it found that rates nearly doubled.

    This year, it will be even worse, according to Jack Klein, the Federation's executive vice president and chief operating officer.

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