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JCPA Endorses Title VI As Campus Tool

05/07/2012 - 20:00

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs endorsed using federal law to counter anti-Semitism on American college campuses.

During the organization’s annual plenum in Detroit, the JCPA and its 14 national member agencies and 125 community relations councils adopted a resolution that calls on campus leaders to do more to make students safe from anti-Semitism.

Google Earth Images Show Hezbollah Building New Bases

05/07/2012 - 20:00

 Hezbollah has been building new bases and facilities in southern Lebanon and in the eastern Bekaa Valley near the Syrian border, the Lebanese Daily Star reported Tuesday, basing the report on recently uploaded Google Earth satellite images.

Biden: Israel Still Has Time to Strike Iran

05/07/2012 - 20:00

Israel still has time to strike Iran and the right to decide for itself whether to do so, Vice President Joe Biden said.

Appearing Tuesday in Atlanta at the annual convention of the Conservative movement's Rabbinical Assembly, Biden said "the window has not closed in terms of the Israelis if they choose to act on their own militarily."

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has suggested that Israel has until the fall to strike; the Obama administration has been pressing Israel to give time for sanctions and diplomacy to work.

Tigers Outfielder Suspended Over Alleged Anti-Semitic Spat Here

04/30/2012 - 20:00

Delmon Young, the Detroit Tigers outfielder arrested in New York for allegedly attacking a group of men and making anti-Semitic remarks, was suspended without pay for seven days.

His loss of pay amounts to more than $250,000, according to the Detroit News. Young will not contest the suspension.

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced the suspension Monday night, saying that "An incident like this cannot and will not be tolerated.

Rabbis To Call Attention To Hearing Impaired

04/30/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Many rabbis across the denominational spectrum will devote their sermons this week to the subject Jewish with hearing difficulties as part of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Awareness Shabbat.

The observance on Saturday, May 5, under the auspice of the Jewish Deaf Resource Center (jdrc.org), will focus the Jewish community’s attention on the Jews who represent part of the largest segment (48 million people) of the special needs community.

L.I. Shul Moves to Evict Caterer

04/30/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The Woodbury Jewish Center filed court papers Monday to begin eviction proceedings against Morrell Caterers after a judge vacated a temporary restraining order Morrell had obtained in March.

Felder To Run For Senate In Jewish ‘Ghetto’ District

04/23/2012 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Former Councilman Simcha Felder has announced a bid for the state Senate in a newly created district that includes Borough Park and Flatbush and is intended to have a majority Jewish vote.

Two fellow Orthodox Democrats threw their support behind Felder on Tuesday at a press conference intended to show that Felder has the Orthodox vote locked down.

LGBT Palestinians Escape To Party Freely in Tel Aviv

04/23/2012 - 20:00

As the Palestinian territories have no specific civil rights legislation protecting LGBT people from discrimination or harassment, a group called the Palestinian Queer Party has held monthly parties in Tel Aviv for the last decade, according to an April 20 report in the Times of Israel.

'60 Minutes' Slammed Over Segment On Christians In Israel

04/23/2012 - 20:00

Thousands of Christian and Jewish supporters of Israel have bombarded CBS executives with complaints about a "60 Minutes" segment that blamed Israel for the decline of the Palestinian Christian population in cities such as Bethlehem and  Jerusalem.

Hebrew Charter Movement Gains DC School

04/23/2012 - 20:00
Associate Editor

A Hebrew charter school has been approved for Washington, D.C.

Sela Public Charter School will open in fall 2013, with 124 children in pre-K through first grade. Eventually the school, which has the backing of the New York-based Hebrew Charter School Center, will go through fifth grade.

Sela, which means “rock” or “foundation” in Hebrew, is modeled in part on Yu Ying, a successful D.C. Chinese-immersion charter school where children speak Chinese and English in alternate days.

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