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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...

Jewish World Mourns Bronfman

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Edgar Miles Bronfman, former president of the World Jewish Congress, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21 at his home in New York. He was 84....

Poker Players Opt for Jewish Tournament on Christmas

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It’s no secret that Jewish Baltimore tends to head to the movies and Chinese restaurants on Christmas. In Las Vegas, Andrew Rothbart would head...

A Piece Of Peace?

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While U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returned from his Middle East trip last week with an optimistic message following his latest attempt to...

Historic Handshake?

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Can a simple handshake in South Africa someday lead to freedom for a Maryland man who’s been rotting in a Cuban jail for the...

50 Years Later

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At the 50th anniversary of the death of American Zionist leader Abba Hillel Silver, newly-discovered documents appear to confirm his skeptical view of the...

Herring Is Not Religion

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The reputable car dealer’s advertisement in the local paper screams, “Brand New Mercedes — Only $500!” You get excited but think it sounds too good...

Jewish Cultural Affirmation

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Right now, there is just one way for someone who is not Jewish to become Jewish in a publicly recognized and officially authorized fashion:...

Is It Effective?

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First there was the Conservative movement’s October biennial conference, billed as “The Conversation of the Century” and opened up to presenters from outside the...