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  • Jews nervous Lieberman will bring out anti-Semites

    NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (JTA) — Nervousness is tempering the initial euphoria over the selection of a Jew on the Democratic ticket for the White House. “Here comes this event, and we’re unable to celebrate unencumbered by anxiety,” said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. While he said the anxiety has not reached…

  • Jews nervous Lieberman will bring out anti-Semites

    NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (JTA) — Nervousness is tempering the initial euphoria over the selection of a Jew on the Democratic ticket for the White House. “Here comes this event, and we’re unable to celebrate unencumbered by anxiety,” said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. While he said the anxiety has not reached…

  • Polls reveal low support for Barak, Arafat

    NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (JTA) — Israeli and Palestinian support for their leaders’ positions in the peace process is low in the wake of the failed Camp David summit, according to recent Middle East polls. In a joint Israeli-Palestinian survey, 57 percent of Israelis answered that Prime Minister Ehud Barak’s negotiating stance at Camp David…

  • E-mail storm blows Jerusalem back into Israel

    For the online Jewish community, the outlook for CNN’s weather Web page is now partly sunny. After e-mails from Jewish Web surfers and pressure from Jewish groups, CNN.com returned Jerusalem to the Israel heading on its online weather page. Jerusalem had

  • E-mail storm blows Jerusalem back into Israel

    NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (JTA) — For the online Jewish community, the outlook for CNN’s weather Web page is now partly sunny. After faxes, e-mails and letters from a number of Jewish groups, the Cable News Network returned previously removed Jerusalem to the Israel heading on their online weather page, but with an asterisk. Since…

  • Highlights of Jewish news in 5760

    September 1999 JERUSALEM — The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial breaks ground for a Hall of Names that will house millions of pages of testimony about Shoah victims. October 1999 ORLANDO, Fla. — The Israel exhibit at Walt Disney World’s Millennium Village opens, making no explicit mention of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital after protests by Arab…

  • The Torah as guide to good parenting

    NEW YORK, July 31 (JTA) — Pharaoh may have been a tyrant, but what kind of parent was he? A new program asks parents to consider this and other questions. It’s part of an attempt to incorporate Jewish values into parenting skills. The idea came from Jewish community groups in St. Louis two years ago….

  • Judge revokes citizenship of accused Nazi guard

    NEW YORK, July 30 (JTA) — A U.S. judge has revoked the citizenship of a 76-year-old suburban Philadelphia man accused of serving as a concentration camp guard during World War II. The most damaging evidence against Theodor Szehinskyj, a retired machinist, came from six World War II documents released after the collapse of the Soviet…

  • Prisoners find bars surround holiday observance

    NEW YORK, July 30 (JTA) — According to tradition, each Jew stands before God during the High Holidays and is judged based on his or her deeds during the past year. For this reason, many see the holidays as a time to make peace with the people in their lives — perhaps none more than…

  • Anti-Barak Web sites get graphic

    NEW YORK, July 18 (JTA) — As Israeli and U.S. activists turned up their rhetoric in the days preceding the Camp David summit, they hurled some of their most incendiary language on the Internet. Microsoft last week removed a Web site calling for the assassination of Prime Minister Ehud Barak from its MSN Web Communities….