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Two First Steps To Heal A Rift

A former State Department policy adviser argues for a bipartisan way forward on the Iran deal.

09/30/2015 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The Congressional debate surrounding the Iran nuclear deal proved to be very divisive and, ultimately, the White House prevailed. Now it’s time for a bipartisan effort to begin the healing process between Washington and Jerusalem.

The White House made the argument that the deal curbed the Iranian nuclear program, despite acknowledging Iran as a leading state sponsor of terror. It charged that critics had no better alternative to reduce Iran’s nuclear stockpile of uranium, mothball most of its centrifuges and remove the core of its plutonium reactor.

A Different Kind Of For-Profit

KIND Snacks’ Daniel Lubetzky opens up about raising the snack-food bar, Yiddish memories and humble beginnings.

09/24/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find a grocery store or gas station depot that doesn’t stock KIND snack bars, the wholesome to-go treats that boast whole nuts and fruit behind their transparent wrappers. 

Entrepreneur Daniel Lubetzky’s memories of his late father, a Holocaust survivor, are part of his motivation for his success.

After Iran Deal Battle, Unity Declared By 53 Jewish Groups

09/24/2015 - 20:00

Washington — More than 50 Jewish groups signed a statement saying that despite differences over the Iran nuclear deal, the community was united about the dangers Iran poses.

Malcolm Hoenlein

Former Nazi Camp Dachau Housing Homeless And Refugees

09/23/2015 - 20:00

Buildings that were part of an herb garden at the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau have been turned into housing for homeless people and refugees.

In England, It’s Love’s Labor’s Lost

Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn and British Jewry may need to make up.

09/23/2015 - 20:00
JTA

Jeremy Corbyn, the new head of Britain’s opposition Labor Party, has many of the makings of a hero for British Jews.

Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn addressing the Trade Union Congress conference last week in Brighton, England. Getty Images

Tracing Poland’s Past, And Its Future

A young couple makes meaning, and a living, turning mezuzah traces into new mezuzahs. And they’re helping push the country beyond revival.

09/22/2015 - 20:00
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It was the last workday before Passover, and I was at my desk when the receptionist interrupted my menu planning to tell me my guests were here. I was expecting no guests. I almost never have guests. So I tiptoed out to the waiting area, embarrassed, curious and, yes, a little scared about Charlie Hebdo.

Mystical quest and serious business: Alexander Prugar and Helena Czernek.

93-Year-Old Auschwitz Guard Faces Trial Pending Medical Clearance

09/20/2015 - 20:00

A German court is waiting for medical clearance before trying a 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder.

Watchtower in the concentration camp "Auschwitz-Birkenau." Wikimedia Commons

Iran Deal Adoption To Take Place Oct. 18, No Date Set Yet For Sanctions Relief

09/17/2015 - 20:00

Washington — The formal adoption of the Iran nuclear deal will be Oct. 18, but it is not yet clear how long it will take for Iran to satisfy conditions to relieve sanctions, top U.S. officials said.

Recalling Failure To Save Jews, Swiss Jewish Leader Urges Refugee Relief

09/17/2015 - 20:00

Citing Switzerland’s refusal to take in greater numbers of Jews during the Holocaust, the president of its Federation of Jewish Communities urged his government to take in migrants from the Middle East.

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