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Behind-the-Scenes Dealings May Sink Sanctions Effort

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A bipartisan coalition of Congressional legislators working behind the scenes may have prevented new sanctions on Iran. A letter to President Barack Obama drafted by...

Synagogue Without Exec After $500K Theft

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After little more than a month of work, the new executive director for Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., was let go after admitting...

Talking About the State of the Union

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Moments after President Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address last week, members of Congress were already picking apart the speech. Some, such...

Senate Boosts Efforts to Keep Iraqi Jewish Archive Out of Iraq

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Efforts to keep a significant collection of artifacts seized from Iraq’s Jewish community by Saddam Hussein from being returned to the Gulf nation by...

Everybody’s talking about the State of the Union

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Moments after President Barack Obama finished his State of the Union address Tuesday, members of Congress were already picking apart the speech. Some, like Tea...

DoD Policy Breeds Questions

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The Pentagon has issued a directive that loosens restrictions for U.S. troops who wish to wear religious garments, such as head scarves, turbans and...

State of the Union: Jewish groups’ priorities

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President Barack Obama will present his annual State of the Union address before Congress and the nation this evening. Like presidents before him, Obama...

Police: Caleb Jacoby found safe in NYC

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NEW YORK (JTA) The police department in Brookline, Mass., said JTA that 16-year-old Caleb Jacoby has been found safe in New York City. Jacoby, an 11th-grader...

Day Schools Try To Put New Face On Financial Aid

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Tehiyah Day School in El Cerrito, Calif., had a problem. Like many Jewish day schools throughout North America, Tehiyah had plenty of students from lower-income...

Increased Sanctions Proposed For Iran

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Defying the Obama administration’s push for a diplomatic way to end Iran’s nuclear weapons program, 26 U.S. senators introduced legislation calling for increased sanctions...