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Rabbis urge Obama: Work for peace in Sudan

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Nearly 500 rabbis have signed onto a letter to President Obama, urging him to continue to work toward peace in Sudan. The May 24 letter...

Happy Birthday Florence Gersuk Lipsky!

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by Ralph Shapiro Florence Gersuk Lipsky, a pillar of strength in the Washington Jewish community, resident of Leisure World in Silver Spring, will celebrate her...

Persian Passover

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If it happened in America, Jews would be calling it the March Dilemma. In Iran, Passover generally falls at the time of the Persian...

Senate unanimously votes to support Israel

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by Suzanne Pollak Staff Writer The U.S. Senate's 99-0 vote to stand behind Israel if it attacks Iran's nuclear power program was intended to send a...

Women of the Wall board member’s home vandalized

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Threatening graffiti was spray-painted on the Jerusalem home of a longtime board member of Women of the Wall. Some of the graffiti sprayed late Sunday...

Talking Turkey

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by Karen Kaya and Moran Stern On May 16, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with President Barack Obama. Among the items on the...

Examining Claims Conference brouhaha

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by Uriel Heilman JTA News and Features NEW YORK - Who knew what, and when? Those are the questions critics are asking following the disclosure that the...

Turkey, the U.S. and the Middle East Peace Process

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by Karen Kaya and Moran Stern On May 16, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan met with President Barack Obama. Among the items on the...

Hawking’s boycott of Israeli conference renews controversy

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by Eric Hal Schwartz Staff Writer Physicist Stephen Hawking canceled his plans to attend Israel's president's conference in Jerusalem last week, citing Israeli policies toward Palestinians...

Defendants in Claims Conference fraud trial found guilty

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More than three years after the discovery of fraudulent activity at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany ("Claims Conference"), which continued for...