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Obama Administration: Israel Must Quit Distorting Details Of Iran Talks

02/20/2015

Washington — Israel is distorting the U.S. negotiating position in nuclear talks with Iran and must stop, Obama administration officials said.

Where Does Elizabeth Warren Stand On Israel?

02/20/2015

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has become a rising star in the Democratic Party through her focus on economic and social issues like income inequality and taking on Wall Street banks, triggering a groundswell of progressive support and calls for her to run for president. But less is known about her views on foreign policy and, by extension, Israel.

Freundel Pleads Guilty To 52 Counts Of Voyeurism

Ex-rabbi admits to videotaping naked women from different angles.

02/19/2015

Rabbi Barry Freundel, the former spiritual leader at a prominent Washington synagogue, has pleaded guilty to 52 counts of peeping on naked women in the mikveh, several news outlets reported.

Rabbi Barry Freundel

10 Best And Most Missed Jewy Moments From The SNL 40th Anniversary Special

Live from Jew York…It’s 40 years of Saturday Night Live.

02/19/2015
Blueprint Editor

Saturday Night Live became Sunday Night Live for one night this past weekend. Lorne Michaels' colossal tribute to the 40th anniversary of the cherished, laudatory sketch comedy show that has been airing on NBC at 11:30 p.m. for the last four decades, served up a potent dose of hilarity blended with nostalgia on Sunday night. With the recent retiring of two late night talk show kings to make way for new rulers, following Leno's dethroning last February, 2015 has been a transformative and monumental year for comedy. So it is only fitting that the head chef of satire would cook up a lavish feast.

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U. Of Toledo Student Gov’t Nixes Israel Divestment Resolution

02/18/2015

The University of Toledo student government declared that an Israel divestment resolution violated the group’s constitution and tabled the measure.

UJA-Fed Agencies To Pick Up Some FEGS Programs

Transfers to JBFCS, JCCA to occur as early as April 1.

02/18/2015
Staff Writer

As FEGS prepares to close its doors in the wake of a major deficit, several other agencies under the UJA-Federation umbrella will be taking over some of its $250 million network of employment and guidance programs. They include the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan and the Jewish Child Care Association, with the transfer of contracts taking effect as early as April 1, The Jewish Week has learned.

FEGS’ Hudson Street headquarters.  Michael Datikash/JW

Bob Simon, The Humanist

Remembering the contradictions and ironies of the veteran CBS newsman.

02/16/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

Back in the day when greeting cards were made of paper, I saw one that said, “Coincidence is God’s way of doing miracles anonymously.” That phrase has a contested provenance, but it describes what happened about six years ago when Bob Simon, the veteran CBS newsman who died last week in a car crash here, and his wife became my downstairs neighbors in a five-unit coop.  They were guests for Shabbat and holiday meals, then movies, parts of weekends on our roof deck, whole weekends at his Hamptons home and then of late, weekly (his schedule permitting) dinners to take, as we ironically called it, our time to put the world in order.

CBS news anchor Bob Simon. CBS.com

Prosecutors: Barry Freundel Recorded Over 150 Women At Mikvah

02/16/2015

Rabbi Barry Freundel secretly recorded more than 150 women undressing at the mikvah adjacent to his Washington synagogue, prosecutors reportedly told a meeting of victims.

Can You Guess What Justice Ginsburg's Grandkids Call Her?

Yes, she was a bit tipsy at the SOTU, but that’s not all.

02/13/2015
Staff Writer

In a panel discussion at George Washington University this week, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg admitted that she wasn’t completely sober during the State of the Union address.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. via Wikipedia Commons.
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