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At Jewish Republicans Forum, Cheney Hits Party’s Isolationists

04/02/2014 - 20:00

WASHINGTON  — Dick Cheney told Republican Jews that he was concerned about isolationism in the party.

Sheldon Adelson Holds Court At Republican Jewish Convention

In Vegas, GOP Jews focus on Israel, while contenders focus on big giver and casino mogul.

03/31/2014 - 20:00
JTA

Las Vegas — The GOP Jewish faithful descended in force on Sin City, turning out in record numbers and striking a feisty, combative tone at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual conference.

Gov. Chris Christie speaking in Las Vegas last weekend before the Republican Jewish Coalition. Getty Images

Houston Man Indicted For Synagogue Bomb Threats

03/29/2014 - 20:00

A federal grand jury indicted a Houston man for calling in bomb threats to two city synagogues, a municipal courthouse and a private business.

Jewish Groups Resume Dialogue With Mainline Churches

03/27/2014 - 20:00

WASHINGTON — Leaders of national Jewish groups resumed a dialogue with mainline Christian churches ruptured by a call in 2012 by some Christian leaders to consider cutting U.S. assistance to Israel.

Moody’s: Yeshiva U. Could Run Out Of Unrestricted Cash In 2015

03/25/2014 - 20:00

Yeshiva University is at risk of running out of unrestricted cash in the near-term future, Moody’s Investors Service warned.

Madoff Says His Scheme Was Not Betrayal Of The Jews

03/20/2014 - 20:00

Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff said in a prison interview that he does not feel he “betrayed the Jews.”

Noah Comes To The Big Screen With Help From A Dallas Rabbi

03/18/2014 - 20:00
Associate Editor

When his baby was born, some friends came by with Noah’s ark decorations — animals two-by-two, nice man with fluffy beard, a rounded boat, not too big, seemingly as jolly as Yellow Submarine. And the father, Rabbi Geoffrey Dennis, said thanks, but “I’m thinking, this is a horrible, horrible story!”

Master builder: Russell Crowe and the ark. Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

Samuel Lewis, Camp David Peace Broker, Dies At 83

03/11/2014 - 20:00

Samuel Lewis, an influential U.S. ambassador to Israel who helped broker the Camp David peace agreement, has died.
Lewis, a career diplomat, died Monday at the age of 83.

He was ambassador to Israel from 1977-1985, a period during which Israel and Egypt achieved a peace agreement brokered by President Carter.

ZOA’s Klein Re-Elected, Fending Off Challenge From The Right

Vote was first real test for longtime president; rival cited ideological and fiduciary issues.

03/10/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Morton Klein was overwhelmingly re-elected president of the Zionist Organization of America during the organization’s convention in Philadelphia Sunday.

Mort Klein faced charges of excessive salary but won re-election handily.

ZOA’s Klein Re-Elected, Fending Off Challenge From The Right

Vote was first real test for longtime president; rival cited ideological and fiduciary issues.

03/06/2014 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Morton Klein was overwhelmingly re-elected president of the Zionist Organization of America during the organization’s convention in Philadelphia yesterday.

Klein, 66, said the landslide win was a “clear repudiation of the false and outlandish claims of my opponent, and it was a mandate for the work I do at the ZOA.”

Morton Klein
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