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Hadassah hospital agrees to pay wages and delay layoffs
Staffers at the Hadassah Medical Organization's Ein Kerem campus in Jerusalem were overjoyed on Wednesday to learn that the hospital has agreed to pay their wages in full and to postpone impending ...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Google purchases fifth Israeli company, SlickLogin

Google has purchased its fifth Israeli company, the Tel Aviv-based start-up SlickLogin; its technology verifies and authenticates user identity (when logging onto a website) by using an audio signa...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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ADL national director Abraham H. Foxman announces retirement
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham H. Foxman announced plans to step down in July, 2015. Foxman is a Holocaust survivor who after emigrating to America became national director ...
Feb 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish debate on Sochi Olympics centers on human rights, corruption, security
With the Winter Olympics gearing up for their Feb. 7 start in Sochi, Russia, the Jewish debate on the games mirrors the discourse taking place in the broader international and athletic communities....
Feb 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Senate boosts efforts to keep Iraqi Jewish Archive out of Iraq
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 the United States may be picking up steam on Ca...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerusalem conference seeks self-empowerment of people with disabilities
Wheelchair-bound Yoav Kreim—a well-known leader and spokesperson for people with disabilities in Israel for more than 20 years—has led demonstrations, lobbied members of Knesset to pass legislation...
Feb 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Canada Israel’s new best friend?
Canada has emerged as a staunch supporter of Israel. At a time when Israel is routinely singled out for condemnation, Canada has been at the forefront of defending Israel and criticizing its enemie...
Jan 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Birthright expands eligibility for free trips to Israel
The Taglit-Birthright Israel program has expanded eligibility for its free 10-day trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18-26, JNS.org has learned. Teenagers who went on an educational trip ...
Jan 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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An early Zionist protest against racism
For American Jews, the birthday of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is an occasion to recall the impressive Jewish contributions to the movement for African-American civil rights — from the Jew...
Jan 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Every tree in the Jewish state has a story — just ask
In 2013, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) published a survey of mature trees in Jerusalem that was “the most comprehensive of the recent SPNI surveys, including some 4,000 ...
Jan 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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'Bulldozer' Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died at the age of 85. Sharon had a storied career in the Israeli military, later serving as defense minister and foreign minister. Over the years he ...
Jan 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fate of Bedouin resettlement plan a mystery in aftermath of apparent cancelation
Several weeks after Bedouin and global anti-Israel elements celebrated the apparent cancelation of a plan to resettle tens of thousands of Bedouin in Israel’s southern Negev region, the fate of the...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iron Dome manufacturer’s CEO assesses rising threats faced by Israel
Despite a spike in terror attacks in Israel carried out on numerous fronts, and through various means, by both recognized terror groups and presumed “lone wolf” assailants, retired Vice Admiral Yed...
Jan 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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IDF Rabbinate’s first woman addresses sacred, logistical issues
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Mar 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Capt. Ofra Gutman’s work as the first female officer in the Rabbinate Corps of the Israel Defense Forces is a mix of the sacred and the logistical. Sometimes her mission involves making ...
Campus strife over Israel sparks mobilization
by Ben Harris
JTA
Mar 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — At York University in Toronto, a group of students had to be escorted from the Hillel office by campus police on Feb. 11 after a threatening mob shouting anti-Semitic and anti-Israel slo...
Orthodox grapple with charter school concept
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Mar 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
By Jacob Berkman JTA NEW YORK — The Yeshiva Elementary School, a fervently Orthodox institution in Miami Beach, Fla., with about 450 students, was in dire straits in late 2008. It was behind on pay...
Conservative group calls for greater role in movement’s future
by Ben Harris
JTA
Mar 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — The leadership of the Conservative movement’s synagogue arm has acceded to a request for an “urgent” meeting from a new coalition of clergy and laypeople to discuss new strategic directi...
Prosecution of AIPAC staffers dealt major blow
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The prosecution in the case against two former AIPAC staffers lost two key battles in recent days, raising hopes among the defense that the ex-officials of the pro-Israel lobby ultimat...
Thank you, American Jews. Love, Sderot
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Mar 04, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
For about a week, Sderot Mayor David Bouskila got a break from the rain of rockets upon his city. It’s not that the rockets stopped falling, but Bouskila was out of town, traveling around the Unite...
Women hold top jobs in three non-Orthodox rabbinic groups
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Feb 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
There was a time when a woman couldn’t even aspire to be a rabbi. Today, they are the leaders of the non-Orthodox rabbinate in America. The Feb. 28 installation of Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus as t...
Potential intel pick peddled Saudi-funded textbook accused of bias
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Feb 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s reported pick for a top intelligence post helped peddle a Saudi-funded school study guide decried by Jewish groups and educators for having anti-Jewish biase...
U.S. loses appeal in AIPAC staffers’ case
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Feb 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — An appeals court rejected the prosecution’s bid to overturn tough restrictions on what it must prove in the classified information case against two former AIPAC staffers. The decision ...
Lifeline cut as Palestinians vacate Israeli hospitals
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Feb 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Pediatric oncologist Michael Weintraub of Hadassah Hospital recently found himself in the unenviable position of turning away ailing Palestinian children after the Palestinian Authority...