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Digesting the Jewish news: A billion for Brandeis, Israel’s losing fiscal war, and change in Milwauk

Looks like we’re still in the midst of the summer slowdown, but these nuggets from the Jewish media are still worth checking out:

  • Israel’s 41-year-old economic war against the Palestinians has failed, says the Forward.
  • Brandeis University is embarking on a $1.2 billion fund-raising campaign, making it the youngest university ever to seek more than a $1 billion in one campaign, reports the Boston Jewish Advocate.
  • The Jewish community in Milwaukee works with Common Ground to fight for social change in Wisconsin.
  • The L.A. Jewish Journal reports on how the Jewish community felt the 5.4 magnitude earthquakee that hit Los Angeles this week.
  • More than 100 kids from rocket-addled Sderot are getting a break from the quasi war zone this summer at American summer camps, reports Carolyn Slutsky of The New York Jewish Week.
  • The Jewish federation in San Francisco gives its support to Tel Hai Academic College, a growing university on Israel’s northern border, reports J., the Jewish weekly of northern California.
  • Michigan suffers from a lack of leadership, says the Detroit Jewish News.
  • Geneologists are set to meet in Chicago, says the Chicago Jewish News.
  • The Baltimore Jewish Times offers tips on how to beat the sagging real estate market.
  • Postscript:

  • The Fundermentalist did not steal the idea for this column from the Forward’s Bintel Brief, reports the Fundermentalist; he stole the idea from Ami Eden, a.k.a. Editor Man, who came to JTA from the Forward.