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Posts Tagged: American Jewry

May 26, 2016 1:19 pm
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Netanyahu: ‘Difficult to Overstate’ American Jewry’s Importance to Israel

JNS.org - It is “difficult to overstate the importance of the American Jewish people to the State of Israel,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday at...

November 6, 2015 5:44 am
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Lack of Democracy Weakens US Jewish Institutions

JNS.org - Fifty years ago this week, two prominent figures in the American Jewish community startled their colleagues by calling for democratic elections to choose Jewish...

September 10, 2015 8:28 am
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The Iran Deal: A Turning Point in American-Jewish Support for Israel?

As The New York Observer reported, Senator Cory Booker is hosting an “emergency summit” this week with wealthy Jews who back him – this, after Booker decided to support President...

March 2, 2015 3:40 pm
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Activist: Obama Channels FDR, Invokes Memories of US Shame During Holocaust

Peggy Shapiro has dedicated her life to exposing and combating antisemitism. The daughter of Holocaust survivors, Shapiro was born in a Displaced Persons (DP) camp...

November 6, 2014 7:36 pm
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Why Rejecting America’s Dictates is Crucial for Israel’s Security

In a telling follow-up to his now famous report on an Obama Administration official referring to Israel's Prime Minister as a 'chickenshit,' The Altantic's Jeffrey...

November 6, 2014 8:14 am
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Israelis Should Not Finance American Jewish Education

Israel's Deputy Education Minister Avi Wortzman recently said that the State of Israel should help Jewish youth in the Diaspora get a Jewish education. Wortzman said that...

June 11, 2014 6:34 pm
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Does Anti-Semitism Threaten American Jews?

JNS.org - In a recent issue of Time magazine, Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, former president of the Union for Reform Judaism, writes that anti-Semitism is...

May 30, 2014 1:19 pm
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Inside the Presidents Conference and the J Street Vote

The fractious public reaction to the rejection of J Street's membership by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations has been based on...

May 16, 2014 1:05 pm
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Reform Jews Accuse Movement’s Head of ‘Divisive’ Leadership Over J Street Issue

JNS.org - More than 40 Reform Jews accused the head of the movement's umbrella organization of "divisive" leadership over his threat to pull...

March 20, 2014 12:49 am
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The State Department’s Campaign Against the ‘Jewish State’ Idea—in 1954

JNS.org - Secretary of State John Kerry's remark last week that it is a "mistake" to insist that the Palestinian Authority recognize Israel as a...

February 21, 2014 8:24 am
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Russian Jews Provide Great Hope for American Jewry

I just returned from a fascinating weekend in Connecticut where I was the keynote speaker for the National Russian Jewish Shabbaton, hosted by Chamah International...

January 29, 2014 8:03 am
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Rabbi Creates ‘Playlist’ for Changing Tunes of Synagogue Life

JNS.org - Rabbi Kerry Olitzky is an optimist. While other Jewish communal leaders worry about dwindling rates of affiliation, Olitzky points to the creation of 600...

August 19, 2013 10:11 am
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Book: American Jews Are Endangered Species

JNS.org - Let the general reader be warned: Shaul Magid's new book, "American Post-Judaism," is not easy to read. The writing is dense, and the...

July 18, 2013 5:42 am
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American Jewry at the Crossroads: Isaac Mayer Wise, Solomon Schechter, and now…Avi Weiss and Sara Hurwitz

On July 11, 1883 a dinner honoring the first graduating class of Hebrew Union College (the rabbinical seminary of Reform Judaism), was held in...

Culture

Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers. Mid-Atlantic Media...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Bernard-Henri Lévy Says Election of Donald Trump a ‘Major Event for ...

Editor's note: Bernard-Henri Lévy—French philosopher, filmmaker, and activist; defender of Israel and of Jewish values—returns to New York on January...

Israel

Netanyahu: Government ‘Working Overtime’ to Find ‘Respons...

The government is “working overtime” to come up with a “responsible solution” to the Amona issue that will both protect...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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