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  • Elie Wiesel’s November surprise: Obama book

    Elie Wiesel says he and President Obama are going to be co-authors.

  • Ben Cardin: I don’t need you risking your necks to vote for me early

    A major subplot this election season has been GOP attempts to fight voter fraud/supress the vote (you decide). Well… now we have a Jewish senator from Maryland, Ben Cardin, telling people to stay away from early voting. Of course, that’s because of Hurricane Sandy. Click here to read the message.

  • Texas association in Shabbat hoops controversy with Beren Academy adopts new policy

    Months after initially refusing to reschedule a Friday night game involving an Orthodox school, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools has changed its rules to accommodate the religious observances of all its members.

  • Did Obama and Romney disagree in the foreign policy debate? Not so much

    Just a minute into Monday night’s debate, and I knew this was going to be a tough one to sort out. Which moment? The one where Mitt Romney declared that “we can’t kill our way out of this mess,” and proceeded to outline a balanced approach to confronting the challenges facing us in the Middle…

  • Netanyahu channels Ross Perot: That sucking sound is Iran building a bomb!

    Bibi did not bring the nuclear duck to his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday. Don’t worry — he was not without props. OK, go ahead and laugh. We get it. But still… the man got his point across.

  • Yeshiva runner in Memphis stops race to save a life

    KNOXNEWS has the story. Check out the video report: [[READMORE]]

  • Wayne Firestone stepping down as CEO of Hillel

    Just received word that Wayne Firestone is letting board leaders and staff know that he’ll be stepping down as CEO of Hillel next June. Click here to read a recent article by Neil Rubin on Hillel’s evolving strategy for the future. The short version — previous Hillel CEO (and current president of Yeshiva University) Richard Joel focused on…

  • Netanyahu does ‘Meet The Press’ (video)

    We have an item up about Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appearing on the Sunday news shows. Watch the full intevriew from Meet The Press Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

  • ADL: Michigan St. attack not a hate crime

    A few weeks back we reported on an grusome assault against a Jewish student at Michigan St. — and the refusal of the local police department to classify the assault as a hate crime, despite reports that the victim was claiming his attackers chanted “Heil Hitler” and gave the Nazi salute. Now the ADL has issued…

  • U.S. official: Obama didn’t give Bibi what he was looking for

    Earlier this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was publicly venting his frustration with the international community — read: Obama administration — for failing to draw a clear red line regarding Iran’s nuclear program. But he seemed to be stepping back from a public spat after a late-night phone call with the president, which Netanyahu described…