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Whither Jewish Clout In Corridors Of Power?

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

09/16/2014
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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.

09/11/2014
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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.

09/10/2014
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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.

09/10/2014
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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

09/10/2014
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Washington — Two Jewish candidates were defeated in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts governor.

Protesters Urge Minn. Governor To Divest State Funds From Israel

09/10/2014
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Protesters called on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to divest state funds from Israel Bonds.

New Outbreak Of Anti-Semitic Graffiti Hits Miami Area

09/10/2014
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An arrest was made in anti-Semitic vandalism at a Miami Beach synagogue — one among a spate of new hate incidents that have struck the Miami area.

At Sotloff Memorial, Focus On His Jewish Values

09/08/2014
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As thousands gathered Friday (Sept. 5) at Temple Beth Am in Miami to mourn journalist Steven Sotloff, they paid tribute to the one quality his family and friends tried hard to conceal from his Islamic State captors: his Jewishness.

At Rivers Funeral, Celebrities Inside And Fans Outside

09/08/2014
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Howard Stern offered a eulogy and Hugh Jackman provided a musical interlude at the celebrity-studded funeral for comedian Joan Rivers.

Atlanta Hawks Owner Levenson To Sell Team Over Racially Offensive Email

09/08/2014
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Bruce Levenson, who owns a controlling interest in the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, is selling his stake in the team after self-reporting a racially insensitive email he sent two years ago.

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