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  • Hillary urged to take a stand on Pollard clemency

    NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (JTA) — Supporters of clemency for Jonathan Pollard are putting pressure on the first lady to take a stand on whether the convicted spy for Israel should be freed. To a crowd of roughly 250 people in front of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Manhattan campaign headquarters, the answer is clear: “Free Pollard…

  • Jewish Web entrepreneur conquers new virtual lands

    In 1994, a Brooklyn man sold his company and moved with his wife and kids to Efrat, Israel, to get in touch with his Jewish heritage. But when he arrived, Avi Moskowitz discovered that he lacked a knowledge of Israeli culture and felt segregated from main

  • Jewish Web entrepreneur conquers new virtual lands

    In 1994, a Brooklyn man sold his company and moved with his wife and kids to Efrat, Israel, to get in touch with his Jewish heritage. But when he arrived, Avi Moskowitz discovered that he lacked a knowledge of Israeli culture and felt segregated from main

  • Jewish Web entrepreneur conquers new virtual lands

    In 1994, a Brooklyn man sold his company and moved with his wife and kids to Efrat, Israel, to get in touch with his Jewish heritage. But when he arrived, Avi Moskowitz discovered that he lacked a knowledge of Israeli culture and felt segregated from main

  • Torah makes dangerous trek

    NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (JTA) — A group of female Jewish scholars here recently danced joyously with a 200-year-old born in Iraq and once held prisoner by Saddam Hussein. “Here ye! Here ye! Here comes the Sefer Torah!” the women of the Drisha Institute exclaimed at the arrival of the Torah, which had made a…

  • Arab Miss Israel models bathing suits, coexistence

    The first Arab to win the Miss Israel competition left Israel this fall to model the two largest complaints made by her critics: bathing suits and coexistence. Called immoral for stripping down for the pageant’s bathing-suit competition in March, Rana Ras

  • West Point exhibit illustrates military anti-Semitism

    NEW YORK, Oct 25 (JTA) — The West Point Military Academy trains some of America’s brightest aspiring military officers, yet the institution admits the officers are only prepped briefly about anti-Semitism. The campus is currently hosting an exhibit on the Dreyfus Affair, showcasing historic documents on the turn-of the-century case that reflected anti-Semitic attitudes in…