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  • Rabbis´ job searches are grueling

    For a new rabbi looking for work, the problem isn´t a lack of openings but the challenge of finding a community whose needs and personality fit "just right."

  • Strict rules for rabbi hiring

    When it comes to hiring rabbis, the Conservative and Reform movements have strict rules that limit the congregation size newly ordained rabbis may lead.

  • Jewish population study due soon

    The 2000-01 National Jewish Population Survey is due to be made public next week, after a year´s delay and controversy over its methodology and findings.

  • Groups raise funds online

    Three years after the Internet bubble popped, two Jewish philanthropies have kicked off new Web-based fund-raising efforts. Surprisingly, they are getting more hits — and more pledges — than many expected.

  • Holocaust restitution deal still elusive

    UJC intervention in the debate over whether to spend some Holocaust restitution money on education does not seem to be working. After representatives stated their points of view in front of the UJC, debates were as strong as ever and resolutions as far of

  • Lawsuit over Belzec memorial withdrawn

    A Holocaust survivor who filed a lawsuit against the American Jewish Committee over a proposed Belzec memorial has withdrawn his legal action, citing his wife´s failing health. But other opponents of the memorial will keep fighting.

  • Jewish footnotes to Hillary’s history

    While the Lewinsky affair may be dominating the media swirl around the launch of Hillary Clinton’s new book, Jews — from Elie Wiesel to Yitzhak Rabin — and events in the Jewish world play roles in Hillary’s story.

  • Bill splits world of charities

    A controversial bill to clean up the charitable foundation world is stirring mixed reactions among Jewish philanthropists.

  • Lawsuit filed against Yeshiva U.

    An Israeli religious school has slapped Yeshiva University with a lawsuit in a contract dispute sparked by charges that a rabbi at the Israeli school sexually molested students.

  • Needy survivors to get insurance payouts

    Needy Holocaust survivors around the world will soon get some help. The Claims Conference announced that it will distribute $15 million in 2003 to survivors as part of a deal with German insurance companies.