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  • Lubavitch Recall Sept. 11

    By Sharon Samber

    March 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Lubavitch rabbis from across the United States and 40 countries launched the 100th birthday commemoration of their spiritual leader, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, by marking the six-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

    Standing Monday in the cold wind and bright...

  • Majorly Mad

    By Sharon Samber

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A Jewish reserve officer says the U.S. Army stripped him of his security clearance and forced him to give up command of an intelligence unit because of his ties to Israel.

    Maj. Shawn Pine, commander of the 300th Military Intelligence Company of Austin, Texas, holds dual U.S.-Israeli...

  • Jews in U. S. Politics

    By Sharon Samber

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A woman who was the trusted adviser to the governor of New York in the 1920s.

    The ambassador to Turkey in 1889.

    The attorney general in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal.

    Belle Moskowitz, Solomon Hirsch and Edward Levi were all Jews involved in U.S. political life in different...

  • Principled Stand

    By Sharon Samber

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's exclusion from the global Red Cross organization appears to have been the pivotal factor in the resignation of the head of the American Red Cross.

    Dr. Bernadine Healy said last Friday that she had been forced out of her job over policy differences with her board. In...

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  • Supreme Court to Rule On Vouchers

    By Sharon Samber

    October 4, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The U.S. Supreme Court's long-awaited decision on the constitutionality of school vouchers is expected this term, with the high court apparently ready to tackle one of the most significant church-state rulings in years.

    The U.S. Supreme Court, which opened its new term this week,...

  • Jewish Groups on Stem Cell Debate

    By Sharon Samber

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "When does life begin?" is not your standard political question, but it's forcing the debate behind one of the hottest topics in Washington -- stem cell research.

    As President Bush ponders whether to allow federal funding for research using stem cells from discarded human embryos,...

  • Charity Obstacle?

    By Sharon Samber

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    With tax cuts the talk of the town, Jewish philanthropic agencies are worried about another part of President Bush's fiscal plan: the repeal of the estate tax.

    Officials of many funds are concerned that charitable giving will suffer if the estate tax, which levies a high tax on the...

  • Limiting Soft Money

    By Sharon Samber

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The jury is still out on how the Senate's campaign finance reform bill would change the political influence of the Jewish community, but experts believe Jewish interests will remain well represented no matter what happens.

    After years of protracted arguments, the Senate on Monday set...

  • Setting the Agenda

    By Matthew E. Berger

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    When George W. Bush moves into the White House next month, his most difficult task will be to rally a fractured electorate and Congress around his presidency and his agenda.



    Even though domestic issues dominated his campaign, the 43rd president may find more consensus on foreign...

  • Capitol Hill Gains

    By Sharon Samber

    November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    One influential Jewish representative was defeated, one venerated Jewish senator retired and the number of Jewish Republicans in the House may have tripled as a result of this week's elections.Overall, the Jewish presence in Congress will increase, with several new faces in the House...

  • What next for Capitol Hill?

    By Sharon Samber

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    With the November elections just around the corner, Jewish observers and activists are predicting that no matter who wins control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Jewish communal agenda will encounter some of the same legislative hurdles it faced in the 106th...

  • No Stranger to Controversy

    By Sharon Samber

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    From the start, Martin Indyk's career as a U.S. official has been filled with intrigue.As the first Jewish ambassador to Israel and later the top State Department official in charge of Middle East policy, Indyk's words and actions have been scrutinized by Jews and Arabs, by...

  • Running Out of Time

    By Sharon Samber

    September 28, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    A group of Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds meets regularly in Brooklyn to discuss the domestic abuse they have suffered.

    One woman in her 30's was emotionally, verbally and financially abused by her husband of eight years, who beat her after she became pregnant. With the help...

  • Guided by Faith

    By Sharon Samber

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.) has been in public life a long time and has left an extensive public trail of votes and positions on the issues.

    But when Al Gore named the two-term U.S. senator and former Connecticut attorney general as his running mate this week, as much initially...

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