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  • After lavish Chavez funeral, Maduro sworn in as interim president of Venezuela

    Nicolas Maduro, the handpicked successor of the late Hugo Chavez, was sworn in as the interim president of Venezuela amid opposition calls that the choice was unconstitutional.

  • World leaders gather in Caracas for Chavez funeral

    The heads of 55 states, including Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, arrived in Venezuela for the funeral of Hugo Chavez.

  • In Caracas, waiting to see Chavez

    Hundreds of thousands of Caracquenos are lined up this morning to pay their respects to the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.  Supporters said they expected to wait five hours to see Chavez’s open casket, though it’s doubtful everyone will be able to. A newspaper headline reads "A Sea of sadness For Chavez," but the atmosphere…

  • On Caracas streets, fear and eerie quiet as Venezuela mourns

    As Venezuela began a seven-day national mourning period following President Hugo Chavez’s death, Jewish schools and institutions shut down and Venezuelans braced themselves for the unknown.

  • Jewish camps seeking to bring diverse groups under the same tent

    Jewish summer camps are making a conscious effort to increase diversity, reaching out to children with disabilities as well as Russian Jews and Israeli Americans.

  • Donors struggling to defray the rising costs of Jewish camp

    With already high Jewish camp tuition continuing to rise each year, philanthropies are working to keep a potent builder of Jewish identity within reach.

  • Full texts of AIPAC speeches

    If you’ve missed the speeches delivered by the key speakers at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference in Washington DC this week then don’t worry, the full text of their addresses are readily available on the Web. Vice President Joe Biden, the highest-ranking official in the U.S. government to attend the gathering…

  • Israeli economist peddling new plan to equalize Arab university presence

    Manuel Trajtenberg, a star of the 2011 social protests in Israel, is throwing his weight behind an $82 million initiative to boost the number of Arabs enrolled in higher education in Israel.

  • Jersey schoolkids take on unusual assignment: run a half-marathon

    Most teachers would call it a day if they managed to get their students to do their homework on time, but Rabbi Motti Miller sets the bar higher. Last year the educator at the Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston, N.J., asked 11 of his pupils to run a half-marathon in Jerusalem with him…

  • Jon Stewart letter supporting Code Pink is fake

    An email attributed to comedian Jon Stewart, in which he supposedly expresses support for the activist group Code Pink, is fake.