News from around the Jewish world

  • Israeli-born writer Oren Moverman discusses how his personal experience in the Israeli army influenced him in writing the script for the new Hollywood flick starring Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster, "The Messenger." (j)
  • Teachers at Jewish day schools strike against plan to reduce pension plans. (Philadelphia Jewish Exponent)
  • Feeling the financial burn, the Jewish federation in St. Louis initaites a leave-no-donor-behind policy. (St. Louis Jewish Light)
  • The Cleveland Jewish News takes a look at family-oriented Jewish businesses that still believe it’s best to keep it all in the mishpacha. (Cleveland Jewish News)
  • Northwestern University’s new president talks about higher education and the role of Jews in the acadamy. (Chicago Jewish News)
  • A Manchester, England, rabbi accused of a drug-running operation admits to having having sex with prostitutes and snorting large amounts of cocaine, but not to eating treif. (London Jewish Chronicle)
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