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School District To Revise 'Did Holocaust Happen?' Assignment

05/05/2014 - 20:00

A California school district said it will rewrite an eighth-grade assignment that asked students to argue whether or not the Holocaust happened.

High Court Prayer Ruling ‘Could Have Been Far Worse,’ AJC Expert Says

05/04/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Updated at 2:50 p.m. to include a statement from the Religious Action Center in paragraph seven, and from the Orthodox Union in paragraph 11.

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday that upholds the right of a town in Western New York to begin its public meetings with prayers that are usually Christian is a blow to Jewish or other non-Christian interests, but “could have been far worse,” said a legal expert who works for the American Jewish Committee.

Berkeley Kosher Slaughter Workshop Canceled Amid Outcry

05/03/2014 - 20:00

SAN FRANCISCO  — A planned workshop in Berkeley, Calif., on kosher slaughter — during which 15 hens were to be killed — was canceled Thursday amid public outcry from animal rights groups and others.

Reform Movement Mulls Leaving Presidents Conf. In Wake Of J Street Rejection

05/01/2014 - 20:00

WASHINGTON — Saying the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations needs an overhaul, the Union for Reform Judaism said leaving the umbrella body could be an option.

Conference Of Presidents Rejects J Street

04/29/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations rejected the membership application of J Street, an organization that bills itself as pro-Israel and yet has frequently criticized the Jewish state.

Sterling banned for life from Clippers, NBA for racist remarks

04/29/2014 - 20:00

Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, was banned for life by the NBA and fined $2.5 million for making racist comments.

Jewish Groups Slam Racist Rant Attributed To Donald Sterling

04/27/2014 - 20:00

Jewish groups condemned the racist remarks attributed to Donald Sterling, the Jewish owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Abraham Foxman, the Anti-Defamation League’s national director, called the remarks “reprehensible.”

Suspected Kansas City JCC Shooter Receives Month-Long Delay From Court

04/24/2014 - 20:00

The suspect in the shootings of three people at two Jewish institutions in suburban Kansas City appeared in court and asked for a month-long delay in the proceedings.

An Attack ‘Inside My Childhood Home’

In Kansas City, targeting a community’s beating heart.

04/16/2014 - 20:00
JTA

Overland Park, Kan. — Every Friday at noon, my 2-year-old daughter and I rush through the doors of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City here to meet my father for lunch.

The Jewish Community Campus of Greater Kansas City, where two people were killed Sunday.  JTA
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