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JTA And MyJewishLearning Announce Intention To Merge

01/14/2014
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JTA and My Jewish Learning announced their intention to merge the two organizations, according to an article on JTA's website.

Boston Mayor Menino Proclaims 'Thanksgivukkah Day'

10/24/2013
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The once-in-a-lifetime confluence on Thanksgiving and Chanukah next month is getting to be a big deal – at least in Boston.

New London JCC Takes Page From Manhattan Version

American-style institution seeking lead role in Anglo Jewry ‘renaissance.’

10/09/2013
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At his office in London’s newly opened, $80 million Jewish community center, Raymond Simonson fumbles with a state-of-the-art telephone switchboard.

An artist's rendering of London's new Jewish community center, a one-stop site for a variety of activities. Image via JTA.org

Women Of The Wall Open To Kotel Deal

10/09/2013
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A women’s prayer group agreed in principle to pray in a new egalitarian space adjacent to the Western Wall Plaza, provided that the space meets several conditions regarding design and management.

Christie Pushes School Choice, Vouchers At OU Breakfast

10/09/2013
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(JTA) --  Orthodox voters should pressure candidates for the state Legislature and national office on the "foundational issue" of school choice in the run-up to the November elections, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said at an Orthodox Union breakfast in Teaneck Sunday

Education was the primary focus of the legislative breakfast, which drew a crowd of 600 and lasted for two hours at Congregation Keter Torah.

The Shanda Factor

Jewish sex scandals are different because pols are less likely to be hypocrites.

07/29/2013
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The guy with the socks up. The guy with the pants down. The guy with the headlocks. The guy who tweets and deletes.

Hall of Shame: Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and San Diego's Bob Filner.

Michelle Obama And First Daughters Visit Berlin Holocaust Museum

06/20/2013
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First lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha visited the Holocaust memorial in Berlin amid tight security.
Obama and her daughters spent about a half-hour Wednesday morning visiting the sea of 2,711 steles that comprise the memorial, according to Uwe Neumaerker, its director.

First Lady Michelle Obama and family visit Berlin memorial garden as President Obama met with German leaders. Marco Priske

Israel's Chief Rabbis Receive Death Threats Over Women Of Wall Prayer

06/03/2013
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Israel’s chief rabbis received death threats in letters to their offices warning them to allow the Women of the Wall to pray “in accordance with our customs.”

The letters, headlined “This is a last warning,” were delivered Monday to the offices of Rabbi Yona Metzger and Rabbi Shlomo Amar. A complaint was filed with the security officer of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Tempest In A Teapot

JC Penny has raised a feuhrer with its teapot that looks more like a despot. Our friends at JTA have compiled this video of other things that look like Hitler.

Anthony Weiner Declares Candidacy For Mayor, Asking For 'Second Chance'

05/22/2013

Ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was forced out of office by a scandal, announced his run for mayor of New York City in the Democratic primary early Wednesday morning.

“Look, I’ve made some big mistakes and I know I’ve let a lot of people down,” Weiner said in a two-minute YouTube video released early Wednesday morning. “But I’ve also learned some tough lessons. I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it for my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance to work for you.”

Anthony Weiner: "I've let a lot of people down."
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