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Picky, Picky: How Author Amy Webb ‘Gamed’ JDate to Meet Her Match

A Q&A with the woman who created a 72-point list for the perfect guy — and corralled him.
02/07/2013 - 19:00
Special Correspondent

Amy Webb, author of the newly released “Data, a Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match” (Dutton Adult), is a nice Jewish girl who got sick of going on lousy JDates.

Amy Webb

Young Israels To National Council: Hands Off Our Assets

Constitutional change on contentious issue a top priority for new directors.
02/05/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Delegates representing 140 Young Israel congregations in the United States voted overwhelmingly last week to amend the constitution of their parent body, stripping it of the right to seize the assets of any member congregation that seeks to resign, is expelled or dissolved.

In Jewish Montessori's Niche, Enrollment Is Growing

02/04/2013 - 19:00
Associate Editor

While non-haredi Jewish day school enrollment in general has been flat, the Montessori niche is growing.

Weinberg Foundation: Project To Set Standards For Home Caregivers

02/04/2013 - 19:00

A new $2.95 million project will set national standards and guidelines for home caregivers.

For California Mountain Man, Vines Are A Calling

Religious vintner does everything from planting the grapes, to crushing them, to labeling bottles of the finished product.
01/31/2013 - 19:00

Producing wine atop a tranquil mountain in a remote area of northern California is quite a way to make a living. For Benyamin Cantz, whose one-man operation in the hills of Santa Cruz produces kosher wine from organic grapes, it's also a calling.

Winemaker and vintner Benyamin Cantz inspecting his vineyards in Santa Cruz, Calif., January 2013. Chavie Lieber

In Hearings, Chuck Hagel Expands On 'Jewish Lobby' Apology

01/31/2013 - 19:00

In his Senate confirmation hearings, defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel expanded on his apology for using the term "Jewish lobby" and said it also was wrong to suggest pro-Israel groups "intimidate" Congress into doing "dumb things."

UPDATED-Young Israel No Longer Able To Seize Resigning Members' Assets

Delegates voted overwhelmingly to amend constitution after rebellion in 100-year-old organization.
01/29/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

(Adds comments from Young Israel officers and leaders of member synagogues, details about amendment process.)

Delegates representing 140 Young Israel congregations in the United States voted overwhelmingly Tuesday evening to amend the constitution of their parent body, stripping it of the right to seize the assets of any member congregation that seeks to resign, is expelled or dissolved.

Hagee’s Role In Hagel Fight Emerging

Opposition shows conservatives’ resolve to stop confirmation.
01/29/2013 - 19:00

Washington — Chuck Hagel has made strides in his bid to secure Senate confirmation as defense secretary, winning the endorsement of leading Jewish Democratic senators and meeting with the leaders of major American Jewish groups.

Election Buoys Center-Left Here

‘No sea change’ seen but groups strike cautiously optimistic tone; Lapid a question mark on peace process.
01/29/2013 - 19:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

Like other veterans of this country’s pro-Israel and Zionist left, Kenneth Bob has seen prospects for a two-state solution rise and fall several times in the past four decades.

Mark Rosenblum

Rabbi Decides Not To Run For U.S. Senate

01/20/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Rabbi Jonah Pesner has decided not to run for United States Senate in June’s Massachusetts special election to replace John Kerry, foreclosing on the possibility – for now – of the first senator who is also a rabbi.

Rabbi Jonah Pesner
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