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Washington JCRC to National Geographic: You’re All Wet on Water Exhibit

05/26/2010

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A prominent Jewish umbrella organization rebuked National Geographic for "singling out and negatively portraying the State of Israel" in an exhibit dedicated to water.

The Jewish Community Relations Council sent a letter to National Geographic regarding an exhibition running through June 13 at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Century City, Calif.

German FM Tries To Allay Fears

03/19/1999
Staff Writer
When Martin Walser, one of Germay's leading writers, railed against the Holocaust being used as "a tool of intimidation" by unnamed individuals who "exploited [it] for present purposes," Germany's new foreign minister, Joschka Fischer knew immediately how the resulting furor would end. "I knew it would be a disaster," Fischer told an audience at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York earlier this month.

‘War Of The Future’ Is Here II

08/28/1998
Eric Greenberg is a staff writer. Michele Chabin is an Israel correspondent.
Jewish institutions and synagogues in New York City were being warned to boost their security in light of last week’s U.S. attacks on suspected terrorist sites in the Sudan and Afghanistan, while Israeli officials in Jerusalem are viewing the current crisis as part of a continuum of preparedness.

Sound And Fury Over Jews For Jesus Ads

07/28/2000
Staff Writer
WABC TalkRadio is giving Jews an earache. Despite numerous complaints, the popular AM radio station has refused to stop running an ad from the Jews for Jesus group that many Jewish leaders term offensive. As a result, hundreds of New York pulpit rabbis have been asked to encourage congregants to protest to WABC management.

Seminary Heads Unite Against Missionizing

11/12/1999
Staff Writer
In an unprecedented public display of unity, the leaders of America's four major Jewish seminaries signed a letter of protest to the head of the Southern Baptist Convention decrying its new support of "deceptive" tactics to convert Jews.

‘Dreaming Of What Might Have Been’

11/20/1998
Staff Writer
Several hundred New York City Jewish community leaders and elected officials gathered last Thursday night to commemorate the third anniversary of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin. The two-hour memorial for the Israeli leader who risked his life for peace was unfolding even as the drums of war rumbled once again in the Middle East as the late Rabin’s good friend, President Bill Clinton, was deciding on military action against Iraq.

‘Agonizing Choice’

09/18/1998
Staff Writer
Suppose you’re on a lifeboat with your two best friends and must toss one overboard. How do you make that agonizing decision? How to look one in the eye and say “Sorry, buddy, but you’re shark food’’?

‘War Of The Future’ Is Here II

08/28/1998
Eric Greenberg is a staff writer. Michele Chabin is an Israel correspondent.
Jewish institutions and synagogues in New York City were being warned to boost their security in light of last week’s U.S. attacks on suspected terrorist sites in the Sudan and Afghanistan, while Israeli officials in Jerusalem are viewing the current crisis as part of a continuum of preparedness.

The Family That Prays Together...

09/01/2009
Staff Writer
Uri Cohen and his group of just-out-of-college Jewish friends didn’t know what size crowds to expect when they rented three classrooms and the gym of Manhattan’s Heschel School for a new interdenominational program on a Friday night five years ago. The program, Tikvat Yisrael (Hope of Israel) was sponsoring three concurrent worship services followed by a joint kosher meal. “I thought we might not get a minyan for one or more of the services,” Cohen says.

The Family That Prays Together...

09/04/2009
Staff Writer
Uri Cohen and his group of just-out-of-college Jewish friends didn’t know what size crowds to expect when they rented three classrooms and the gym of Manhattan’s Heschel School for a new interdenominational program on a Friday night five years ago. The program, Tikvat Yisrael (Hope of Israel) was sponsoring three concurrent worship services followed by a joint kosher meal. “I thought we might not get a minyan for one or more of the services,” Cohen says.
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