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  • Head of S.F. federation leaving

    Tom Dine, head of the San Francisco-area Jewish federation, is stepping down after just 20 months on the job.

  • Yemeni Jews to receive Passover shipment

    Yemeni Jews taking shelter in the regional capital after fleeing Islamist threats will receive a shipment of Passover Haggadahs and other holiday necessities from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

  • Jewish groups earn top marks

    Charity Navigator, a non-profit organization that evaluates charities on their financial health, gave its highest rating to 52 Jewish groups.

  • JCPA to divest from Iran

    The Jewish Council for Public Affairs voted to divest from companies that deal with Iran.

  • Bush pulls Fox nomination after Dems complain

    President Bush withdrew his nomination of Sam Fox, a top Jewish Republican, to be ambassador to Belgium.

  • Arabs as nervous about Iran as U.S.

    Arabs show almost the same level of concern about Iran’s involvement in Iraqi affairs as they do about the U.S. presence, a poll found.

  • Ethiopian compound closed

    Ethiopian authorities closed the main Jewish aid compound that serves the Falash Mura population waiting to emigrate to Israel.

  • Female scribe writes Torah scroll

    Aviel Barclay of Vancouver is the first woman soferet, or scribe, to write a Torah scroll; it’s going to a congregation in Seattle.