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U. Of Toledo Student Gov’t Nixes Israel Divestment Resolution

02/18/2015

The University of Toledo student government declared that an Israel divestment resolution violated the group’s constitution and tabled the measure.

UJA-Fed Agencies To Pick Up Some FEGS Programs

Transfers to JBFCS, JCCA to occur as early as April 1.

02/18/2015
Staff Writer

As FEGS prepares to close its doors in the wake of a major deficit, several other agencies under the UJA-Federation umbrella will be taking over some of its $250 million network of employment and guidance programs. They include the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan and the Jewish Child Care Association, with the transfer of contracts taking effect as early as April 1, The Jewish Week has learned.

FEGS’ Hudson Street headquarters.  Michael Datikash/JW

Bob Simon, The Humanist

Remembering the contradictions and ironies of the veteran CBS newsman.

02/16/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

Back in the day when greeting cards were made of paper, I saw one that said, “Coincidence is God’s way of doing miracles anonymously.” That phrase has a contested provenance, but it describes what happened about six years ago when Bob Simon, the veteran CBS newsman who died last week in a car crash here, and his wife became my downstairs neighbors in a five-unit coop.  They were guests for Shabbat and holiday meals, then movies, parts of weekends on our roof deck, whole weekends at his Hamptons home and then of late, weekly (his schedule permitting) dinners to take, as we ironically called it, our time to put the world in order.

CBS news anchor Bob Simon. CBS.com

Prosecutors: Barry Freundel Recorded Over 150 Women At Mikvah

02/16/2015

Rabbi Barry Freundel secretly recorded more than 150 women undressing at the mikvah adjacent to his Washington synagogue, prosecutors reportedly told a meeting of victims.

Can You Guess What Justice Ginsburg's Grandkids Call Her?

Yes, she was a bit tipsy at the SOTU, but that’s not all.

02/13/2015
Staff Writer

In a panel discussion at George Washington University this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted that she wasn’t completely sober during the State of the Union address.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. via Wikipedia Commons.

Parking Spat As Motive For Triple Murder? N.C. Muslims Don’t Buy It

02/12/2015

Durham, N.C. - Preliminary police reports describe a long-simmering dispute over parking as the motive for the killings of three Muslim students at a Chapel Hill condominium Tuesday (Feb. 10).

Three Muslim Students Shot Dead Near UNC Campus

02/11/2015

A man has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting three people near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus on Tuesday, the school said.

Via twitter.com

Gay Marriage Supporters Plan To Flood Supreme Court With A Friendly Push

02/11/2015

Washington - The U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear from a lot of people on same-sex marriage.

Leahy, A Senior Democratic Senator, Says He’ll Stay Away From Netanyahu Speech

02/11/2015

Washington — Sen. Patrick Leahy became the most senior Senate Democrat to say he will not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.

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