Jewish Girls And Money

10/18/2010 - 20:00

Karen Finerman was raised in the Calvinist philosophy, so to speak.

“My mother always said, ‘I buy my daughters Calvin Klein clothes so that’s what they get used to. Then when they graduate college, they have to figure out how to buy them themselves.’”

CNBC’s Karen Finerman urged Jewish girls that “having your own money never goes out of style.”

No Israel Boycott For Pete Seeger

10/18/2010 - 20:00

If he had a hammer, he wouldn't wield it against Israel.

No one tells Pete Seeger what to do.

At 91, Pete Seeger, the iconic folk singer, has penned hundreds of protest songs, railing against everything from the Vietnam War to global warming. He was blacklisted in the 1950s, he slept under the stars with striking farmers and he still reads the Communist “People’s World” — along with The New York Times, of course.

Iconic singer Pete Seeger hasn’t bowed to pressure to boycott a peace rally ran by the Arava Institute, saying he would never “b

New Mumbai Chabad House to Memorialize Holtzbergs

10/18/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- Tentative plans for a new Chabad House in Mumbai feature a memorial to the emissary couple slain in the 2008 attacks in the Indian city.

The plans for the new Nariman House, on the site of the previous Chabad House, are pending consultations with security experts, according to an announcement Tuesday by the Chabad organization.

For security reasons, the Chabad House in Mumbai has been operating since the attacks from an undisclosed location under the direction of the new permanent Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries there, Rabbi Chanoch and Leah Gechtman.

Dubai Slaying Suspect Arrested in Canada

10/18/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- A suspect in the assassination of a Hamas official in Dubai reportedly was arrested in Canada.

The suspect in the January murder of senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a hotel room was not named, nor was any other information given to Dubai police, Reuters reported Tuesday.

A Canadian official will come to Dubai to debrief Police Chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim, who is heading the investigation, according to the news service.

Another Orthodox Non-Endorsement In AG Race

10/18/2010 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Last week Orthodox Union leaders scrambled to make it known they had not endorsed Eric Schneiderman, the Democrat running for state attorney general, after a Schneiderman supporter's ad featured an OU press release about meeting the candidate.

Would-be Synagogue Bombers Convicted

10/17/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- Four men caught in an FBI sting operation were convicted of plotting to blow up synagogues in New York City.

The men, arrested in May 2009, were convicted Monday by a jury in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan of planting bombs at the Riverdale Jewish Center and the Riverdale Temple, both in the Bronx, and of planning to shoot down U.S. military aircraft using surface-to-air missiles.

The bombs and missiles provided by an FBI informant were disabled.

OU Apologizes To NY Archdiocese For Levin Protest

10/17/2010 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, executive vice president emeritus of the Orthodox Union, called Archbishop Timothy Dolan of the New York Archdiocese last week to express regret that an Orthodox rabbi held a political protest on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Rabbi Yehuda Levin on Wednesday publicly suspended his support for Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino at the iconic Manhattan church, calling on Catholic leaders to hold a conference on politics and gay rights.

Jewish Group on ADL Top 10 Anti-Israel List

10/16/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- A Jewish organization is on the Anti Defamation League's top 10 list of anti-Israel groups in America.

Jewish Voice for Peace, based in Oakland, Calif., was on the list released Oct. 14 by the ADL of the most influential and active anti-Israel groups in the United States.

Shalit Negotiations Resumed, Netanyahu Says

10/16/2010 - 20:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Negotiations to release captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit from Hamas have resumed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Netanyahu on Sunday said that Israel has "renewed contact with the German mediator" in order to free Shalit, who is being held in the Gaza Strip.

Shalit was captured in a cross-border raid in June 2006.

Orthodox Union Nixes Women Leading Friday Night Services

10/14/2010 - 20:00

(JTA) -- The Orthodox Union issued a statement saying women may not lead Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat services if men are present.

Last week’s decision by the group's board of directors is the latest setback for Orthodox Jews seeking greater roles for women in worship ritual.

“With regard to the matter of a woman leading Kabbalat Shabbat services before an audience of men and women, the position of the Orthodox Union is that such practice is improper and constitutes an unacceptable breach of Jewish tradition," the board said.

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