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  • Text of Reform, Conservative ads

    This is one example of six advertisements that Israel Radio has not aired. “Hello and happy New Year. This is Rabbi Meir Azari from the Movement for Progressive Judaism. I wanted to tell you a secret: there is more than one way to be Jewish. “Our community believes in Judaism according to the spirit of…

  • How to donate to Turkish earthquake relief

    The following Jewish organizations are collecting money for the victims of last week’s earthquake in Turkey: * American Jewish Committee Turkish Fund 165 E. 56th St. New York, N.Y. 10022 * American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Turkey Earthquake Relief 711 Third Ave. New York, N.Y. 10017 * American Jewish World Service Turkish Earthquake Relief Fund…

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  • Adoption resource information

    NEW YORK, July 7 (JTA) — The following is contact information for some of the resources listed in the series on adoption: Stars of David, a support network for adoptive Jewish and interfaith families 800-star-349 or 847-509-9929 StarsDavid@aol.com www.starsofdavid.org Jewish Children’s Adoption Network, which places Jewish children with Jewish families 303-573-8113 www.users.uswest.net/~jcan Cradle of Hope,…

  • The 28th government of Israel

    JERUSALEM, July 6 (JTA) — Following are the ministers (with their party affiliation) who were confirmed by the Knesset on Tuesday to become the 28th government of Israel: Ehud Barak (One Israel) — Prime Minister and Defense Minister David Levy (One Israel) — Foreign Minister Avraham Shochat (One Israel) — Finance Minister Yossi Beilin (One…

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  • Names of the 13 Jews arrested in Iran

    NEW YORK, June 15 (JTA) — Thirteen Iranian Jews were arrested in recent months by Iranian authorities. No explanation for the arrests have been given. The Jews, residents of Isfahan and Shiraz, have been charged with spying for Israel and the United States. Espionage is punishable with execution in Iran. Those arrested and now being…

  • Rabbi sentenced in bingo scheme

    NEW YORK (JTA) — An Ohio rabbi who admitted to skimming hundreds of thousands of dollars from the sale of instant bingo cards has received three years of probation and was ordered to do 400 hours of community service. Rabbi Jacob Lustig, 72, who served for more than two decades as rabbi of Kneseth Israel…

  • Legislators take oath of office as 15th Knesset holds first session

    JERUSALEM, June 7 (JTA) — With a record 15 parties in attendance and all but guaranteed to provide fireworks in the weeks and months to come, Israel’s 15th Knesset convened this week for its inaugural session. The incoming Knesset, whose members were sworn in Monday, is expected to operate on a limited basis until Prime…

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