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Green Day For Progressives: Jewish Funds for Justice in Green Jobs Push

04/08/2009
Washington Correspondent

Following the lead of the Obama administration, the Jewish Funds for Justice is shifting resources and focus to the creation of “green jobs” — both as a way of fostering economic recovery and as a first step toward energy independence, a goal that has generated lots of talk but little action in political circles.

Why was Nozette targeted in spy case?

I was surprised at the paltry second day coverage of the strange case of Stewart Nozette, the Maryland space scientist arrested this week in an FBI sting operation in which he allegedly agreed to spy for Israel.

The reason coverage was thin, I suspect, is that this is a hard case to figure out.  Was this entrapment, or were there good reasons for federal authorities to suspect Nozette was a national security danger?

Grave Matters

06/16/2006
Staff Writer
The small Jewish cemetery in the Chelsea section of Manhattan, in the shadow of a century-old department store, is locked most of the time, visited only by prior appointment. A groundskeeper will be visiting the Congregation Shearith Israel Cemetery on West 21st Street, one of the oldest in the city, in the coming weeks.

Polish Jewish Museum A Tough Sell Here

05/19/2006
Staff Writer
Victor Markowicz, a Siberian-born philanthropist who grew up in Poland and later moved to the United States, spends much of his time these days asking fellow Jewish philanthropists in the U.S. to contribute to a Jewish museum to be built in Warsaw in the next few years. Markowicz's friends, in turn, ask him something: "Why in Warsaw? Why in Poland?" Many American Jews (born here or in the Old Country) support the idea of a museum devoted to Jews from Poland, to which a majority of American Jewry can trace their roots.

Polish Jewry’s New Independence

04/30/2008
Staff Writer
Warsaw — Since he first came here from Israel 14 years ago to help rebuild Jewish life here in the Polish capital, Yossi Erez has threatened that his retirement, and his return to Israel, was imminent. A Polish-born Jew who made aliyah with his family in 1947 and served as an Israeli Army psychiatrist, Erez served as the Polish representative of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, training young community leaders and coordinating educational programs and waiting until he wasn’t needed on a daily basis anymore. That day came two weeks ago.

Fighting Back With Satire

03/17/2006
Staff Writer
In the pages of The New Yorker, a cartoon shows an Orthodox Jew with a protruding nose walking away from his just-spanked son. The child is holding a drawing of a sack of money. "So let that be a lesson to you, Abie," the father warns. "It is forbidden to depict the profit!" The cartoon is the work of Art Spiegelman, who is Jewish. Online, a call goes out for the best anti-Semitic cartoons in the world. The contest is sponsored by a Tel Aviv comic books publishing firm. Only Jews can enter. All the firm's owners are Jewish.

Netanyahu Seen Tying UN Gaza Report To West Bank Withdrawals

The United Nations Human Rights Council’s endorsement of the Goldstone report claiming Israel committed war crimes in Gaza last winter may limit future Israeli territorial withdrawal from the West Bank.
Although that assessment came Tuesda

10/21/2009
Staff Writer

The United Nations Human Rights Council’s endorsement of the Goldstone report claiming Israel committed war crimes in Gaza last winter may limit future Israeli territorial withdrawal from the West Bank.

Although that assessment came Tuesday from Israeli political analyst Yossi Alpher, a senior Israeli official said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has privately voiced the same view.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

New Spy Case: Is Justice Department Targeting Israel?

The arrest of a Maryland scientist in the latest case involving FBI stings aimed at individuals with connections to Israel has revived questions about whether the Justice Department is targeting Jews and the Jewish state.
The fact that the indic

10/21/2009
Washington Correspondent

The arrest of a Maryland scientist in the latest case involving FBI stings aimed at individuals with connections to Israel has revived questions about whether the Justice Department is targeting Jews and the Jewish state.
Stewart David Nozette: Nabbed in FBI sting.

Not Your Grandfather’s Beit Midrash

Yeshivat Hadar, a new-look advanced learning center, is breaking gender and denominational ground.

10/21/2009
Staff Writer

Like thousands of men have done for hundreds of years, Rachel Druck is studying the prohibitions of Yom Kippur these days. In Aramaic, in the Talmud, in a yeshiva.
“A year of shaping myself”: Israeli Chana Kupetz is studying with a like-minded group of egalitarian Jews at Yeshivat Hadar. Mic

A Trip To Remember

02/24/2006
Staff Writer
Turin, ItalyIsrael's winter Olympians will have to wait at least another four years to make history. Ice dancers Galit Chait and Sergei Sakhnovskiy were given the best chance of winning the country's first-ever medals in the Winter Games. They have been ranked among the world's best pairs since 2000 and won several medals at international competitions. Then Chait fell.
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