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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

HUC-JIRs Rabbi David Ellenson To Retire

01/16/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Rabbi David Ellenson, the president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion for more than a decade, will step down from his position as head of the institution that includes the Reform movement’s rabbinical, cantorial and other schools in 2014.

Rabbi David Ellenson

L.A., San Antonio To Get Hebrew Charter Schools

01/16/2013 - 19:00
Associate Editor

Two more Hebrew charter schools recently won approval to open in the United States.

Jewish Teen Giving Up By 52 Percent

01/09/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Jewish teens in the United States who take part in the Jewish Teen Funders Network are making more charitable contributions, and they are giving mostly to Jewish causes.

Jewish Groups Softening Resistance On Hagel

Shift seen on Obama’s choice for secretary of defense.
01/07/2013 - 19:00

Washington — Now that Chuck Hagel is officially President Obama’s nominee to be secretary of defense, Jewish groups concerned about Hagel’s record on Israel and Iran are faced with a choice.

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel, right, with President Obama, has been criticized for not being pro-Israel enough. getty images

Special Needs At Summer Camp To Receive Formal Study

Foundation for Jewish Camp will map what's available and what needs to be done.
01/06/2013 - 19:00
Associate Editor

The Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) is launching what is believed to be the first-ever research project mapping current services available to children with special needs and physical disabilities at nonprofit Jewish overnight camps across North America.

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