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Jewish War Veterans Are Calling For Greater Action From Department Of Defense

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The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is calling for greater action from the Department of Defense to combat what it calls an “extremely...

N.Y. yeshiva students, called ‘non-compliant,’ ejected from flight

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The senior class of a New York yeshiva high school was kicked off a flight for being “non-compliant.” The 101 students and eight chaperones from...

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg dies at 89

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JTA Wire Service New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg, whose signature law facilitated a flood of Soviet Jewish emigration just prior to the collapse of the...

A New Beginning

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The Jewish community played a significant role in working to lift the ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America.At their annual meeting...

Adelsons donate another $40 million to Birthright

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JTA Wire Service Casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, donated another $40 million to the Birthright Israel Foundation. Their latest gift brings the couple’s...

Documentary Under Way To Tell The Story Of Streit’s Matzo

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JT intern From the moment Michael Levine poked his head into a first-floor window of the tenement buildings that house Streit’s Matzo factory, he knew...

Internet Terror On The Rise

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At conference, thought leaders call for change The Internet is teeming with recruitment sites for potential jihadists; how to sites for building bombs, and numerous...

EXCLUSIVE: Top Claims Conference officials carried out own botched probe of 2001 fraud

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Uriel Heilman JTA Wire Service The Claims Conference in recent days has blamed a now-dead regional director for bungling an early warning in 2001 about a...

Jewish leaders express shock and condolences after Boston Marathon attack

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JNS.org While the aftermath of the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon continues to unfold, Jewish leaders in Boston and Israel have expressed shock and...

Boston Marathon bombings: Jewish runner recounts ‘gruesome day’

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Bob Jacob Cleveland Jewish News/JNS.org Kevin Goodman’s second Boston Marathon will be one he will never forget. That’s because just about 60 minutes after he concluded the...