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  • Jews watch school voucher initiatives

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (JTA) – California and Michigan are not just high-stakes states for presidential hopefuls. Jewish groups, teachers and education reformers are all also focusing on their school voucher ballot initiatives. “The school choice movement has had a hard time coming together to push nationally,” said Dane Waters, president of the Initiative and Referendum…

  • Lawmakers ask why Holocaust claims rejected

    () WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (JTA) – Some members of Congress are wondering why so many insurance claims from Holocaust survivors are being rejected. Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and 45 other members of Congress wrote a Sept. 29 letter to Lawrence Eagleburger, chairman of the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, expressing concern that insurance…

  • Jews will closely watch Argentine trial

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (JTA) – Six years after a bomb destroyed Argentina’s largest Jewish community building, killing 86 people, Jewish leaders in Buenos Aires and the United States are working to make those responsible are brought to justice. Argentina is preparing to try five suspects allegedly involved in the attack. “Jews throughout the world need…

  • Joe, you’re no rabbi

    When Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, told radio talk show host Don Imus recently that Judaism does not ban intermarriage, some Jewish religious leaders said he should just stick to politics and leave questions abo

  • Joe, you’re no rabbi

    When Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, told radio talk show host Don Imus recently that Judaism does not ban intermarriage, some Jewish religious leaders said he should just stick to politics and leave questions abo

  • 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…

  • Report: Israel will be home to most Jews in 2080

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (JTA) — Migration to Israel is expected to almost double the country’s Jewish population to 10 million by 2080. Meanwhile, the number of Jews living in the United States is expected to drop by a third — to just 3.8 million. Worldwide, the number of Jews is estimated to rise slightly during…