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Media floods J Street conference. Will it help or hurt?

Sunday, October 25th, 2009 If you’ve been following the ongoing debate over J Street, the pro-peace process group that’s holding its first national conference in Washington starting today, you’ve undoubtedly heard this question: have all the attacks from pro-Israel leaders helped or hurt the lobby and political action committee?

Our Archives, And The Novelty Of Children

Does the novelty of having kids ever wear off?

The question came to mind yesterday when my daughter, in search of yearbook pictures, complained that there were no albums of her as a baby.

Pictures, yes, hundreds of them. But no albums. Her older brother has several, neatly organized. But her baby pictures are mostly scattered in a box in the basement.

Hate crimes bill pushed by ADL, NCJW passes - finally

Despite claims by Christian conservative leaders that it result in jails overcrowded with pastors and other critics of the “homosexual lifestyle,” the Senate yesterday gave final approval to a hate crimes law that's been a top priority for the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish groups for an embarrassing number of years.

The measure now goes to President Barack Obama, who, unlike his predecessor, is eager to sign it.

Our Archives, And The Novelty Of Children

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Does the novelty of having kids ever wear off?

 

The question came to mind yesterday when my daughter, in search of yearbook pictures, complained that there were no albums of her as a baby.

 

Pictures, yes, hundreds of them. But no albums, she said.

 

She turned out to be wrong. There were one or two. But her older brother has several, neatly organized. But the majority of Rachel’s baby pictures are mostly in a large box in the basement.

 

UJC snags Obama, probably Netanyahu, for General Assembly in Washington

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Leaders of UJC/Jewish Federations of North America, formerly United Jewish Communities, may have problems sticking with names for their organization, but they’re doing  fine when it comes to attracting big name speakers to their national conference.  

UJC snags Obama, probably Netanyahu, for General Assembly in Washington

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Leaders of UJC/Jewish Federations of North America, formerly United Jewish Communities, may have problems sticking with names for their organization, but they’re doing  fine when it comes to attracting big name speakers to their national conference.  

Hate crimes bill pushed by ADL and NCJW passes - finally

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 Despite claims by Christian conservative leaders that it result in jails overcrowded with pastors and other critics of the “homosexual lifestyle,” the Senate yesterday gave final approval to a hate crimes law that’s been a top priority for the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish groups for an embarrassing number of years.

Where’s Miss Piggy? Oops, It’s Israel.

09/04/2009
Staff Writer
Mahane Yehuda, the open-air market off Jaffa Road in the center of Jerusalem, is a popular shopping site for natives and tourists. Apparently, puppets need to pick up some melons and rugelach too. At least Grover did last week. One of the stars of the popular “Sesame Street” TV show, he was in Israel last week for the filming of a 12-part series that will teach American Jewish children about Jewish culture.
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