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Komen Organization Apologizes For Houston Race’s Yom Kippur Date

09/16/2014 - 20:00

The Susan G. Komen organization apologized for holding its Race for the Cure in Houston on Yom Kippur.

Komen’s executive director, Ariana Higgins, told the Houston Chronicle that the foundation has learned its lesson following an outcry from the Jewish community. The foundation received “considerable community feedback,” according to the newspaper.

Yale Chaplain’s Resignation Reflects Larger Mainline Tensions Over Israel

09/16/2014 - 20:00

When an Episcopal chaplain at Yale University seemed to suggest that Jews were culpable for Israel’s actions against Palestinians and a related rise in global anti-Semitism, his comments not only led to his resignation but rekindled a debate within mainline Protestant churches about how to respond to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer Wins MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’

‘The Act of Killing’ recognized for creative take on Indonesian genocide.

09/16/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Jewish filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer was just announced as one of 21 new MacArthur fellows this year.  The award is often referred to as the “Genius Grant.”

Oppenheimer with footage from his trips to Indonesia. wikimedia.org

Filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer Wins MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’

‘The Act of Killing’ recognized for creative take on Indonesian genocide.

09/16/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Jewish filmmaker Josh Oppenheimer was just announced as one of 21 new MacArthur fellows this year.  The award is often referred to as the “Genius Grant.”

Fair-Trade Going Kosher

09/15/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Timed for the Jewish New Year, a coalition of a secular social action organization and two Jewish organizations has begun a project that will encourage the Jewish community to buy some kosher food items that were produced under “fair trade” conditions.

Whither Jewish Clout In Corridors Of Power?

Amid declining Jewish caucus in Congress, rising concerns over communal influence.

09/15/2014 - 20:00

Washington — From 31 in 2009 to a likely 19 in January, the unofficial Jewish caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives is shrinking fast.

Clockwise from top left, John Yarmuth, Nita Lowey, Jerrold Nadler, Henry Waxman, Brad Sherman and Howard Berman. Via house.gov

Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage for Pro-Israel Comments

'Anti-Semitism reared its ugly head tonight,' said the Texas senator after the incident.

09/10/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

On Wednesday night, Sen. Ted Cruz walked off the stage mid-speech after being booed for praising Israel at an event hosted by a Christian organization, Politico reports.

Sen. Ted Cruz was booed off the stage after pro-Israel remarks. Flickr.com

'Married At First Sight' Spoiler: Did It Work?

Who remained married, who opted for divorce and what it shows about love.

09/09/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Matchmaker, matchmaker, thanks for the match.

Two out of the three marriages on FYI's reality show succeed. Courtesy of FYI

Open Hillel Launches First Conference

Group against Hillel International’s ban on pro-BDS organizations promises diversity of viewpoints at three-day event.

09/09/2014 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

Open Hillel, which began two years ago in response to Harvard Hillel’s refusal to host a conference entitled “Jewish Voices Against Israel and the Occupation,” will be holding its first national conference next month at Harvard University.

Student conference for Open Hillel will be hosted by Harvard University in October. Via iowa.hillel.org

Jewish Hopefuls Fall In Mass. Gubernatorial Primary

09/09/2014 - 20:00

Washington — Two Jewish candidates were defeated in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts governor.

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