In 1997, an old man with a blue tattoo on his forearm, “A-10502,” held his grandson Caleb (Calev) Jacoby at the bris where the baby was named. Sixteen years later, many thousands of Jews across the country were saying that boy’s name in prayer, psalms for Calev Avraham ben-Elishevea Rus. At 12:30 in the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 6, Caleb, now 16, a junior at Maimonides, a Modern Orthodox school in Brookline, Mass., stepped into a winter’s day, not to be found until that Thursday night, Jan. 9, in Times Square.
Tension in community between AIPAC, dovish groups.
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Washington — More than half the United States Senate has signed on to a bill that would intensify sanctions against Iran. But in a sign of the so-far successful effort by the White House to keep the bill from reaching a veto-busting 67 supporters, only 16 Democrats are on board.
Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren confirmed that he is joining CNN as an on-air analyst and contributor.
The American-born Oren, a noted historian, served as Israel’s top envoy to the U.S. from 2009-2013. He has already appeared on CNNseveral times, and penned an obituary for Ariel Sharon for the network.
Most American Jews give at least some of their charitable donations to organizations that have some connection to Jewish life, although a substantial part of the community continues to give generously to non-Jewish causes, according to a new demographic study to be released later this week.
The rain dripping from his uniform provided an unceremonious end to London Fletcher’s career as the Washington Redskins linebacker headed to the locker room following a recent road loss to the New York Giants.
On Jan. 5, Aaron Liberman of Northwestern checked in for the final minute of action against Michigan in the Wildcats’ 74-51 men’s basketball loss in Ann Arbor. In the process, the redshirt freshman made history twice.
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