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  • Hillary speaks to the Jews

    NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (JTA) — In a conversation that ranged from blood libels to school vouchers, Hillary Clinton this week addressed the issues at the forefront of the Orthodox Jewish community’s agenda. Tuesday’s meeting with 100 representatives of the Orthodox Union continued an exchange begun in letters this summer between the first lady and…

  • Jews report less workplace discrimination

    Religious discrimination in the workplace may be less of a problem for Jews than for other religious minorities, according to a new nationwide study. Jews reported the lowest degree of discrimination — even lower than Christians — and the highest level of

  • Jews report less workplace discrimination

    Religious discrimination in the workplace may be less of a problem for Jews than for other religious minorities, according to a new nationwide study. Jews reported the lowest degree of discrimination — even lower than Christians — and the highest level of

  • U.N. head seeks Jewish cooperation

    NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (JTA) — The secretary-general of the United Nations is encouraging the American Jewish community to closely cooperate with the world body, despite its history of isolating and criticizing Israel. For some in the Jewish community, “it sometimes seems the United Nations serves the interests of all the world’s peoples but one:…

  • Jewish population study put on hold

    NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (JTA) — Just as the next major study of American Jewry was about to take off, the organization sponsoring the National Jewish Population Survey has put on the brakes. Phones were set to start ringing in January to find 5,000 households where Jews would be queried on subjects such as religious…

  • Is political deal possible for Iranian Jews?

    NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (JTA) — The chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Court has reportedly said that some of the 13 Iranian Jews arrested for espionage might be freed if it is in Iran’s national interests. Gholamhossein Rahbarpour said such a decision would be made by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and would have “nothing to…

  • Is political deal possible for Iranian Jews?

    NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (JTA) — The chief of Iran’s Revolutionary Court has reportedly said that some of the 13 Iranian Jews arrested for espionage might be freed if it is in Iran’s national interests. Gholamhossein Rahbarpour said such a decision would be made by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council and would have “nothing to…

  • Transforming the Jewish establishment

    ATLANTA, Nov. 22 (JTA) — North American Jewish community federations decided years ago that it was time to change the way they relate to one another and the rest of the Jewish world. Last week in Atlanta, the formal transformation began to take shape. But its real effects may take years to reverberate throughout the…

  • Anxiety about funding overseas needs

    ATLANTA, Nov. 23 (JTA) — “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” was Winston Churchill’s famous description of the Soviet Union in 1939. That description might fit the new process by which the American Jewish community will allocate funds for programs and services in the former Soviet Union, Israel and other overseas locales….

  • Gore thanks Jews for ‘battles for justice

    Vice President Al Gore may not know how to pronounce Hebrew words, but he knows how to tailor a speech to a Jewish audience. “I want to thank you for your daily battles for justice,” he told the roughly 5,200 delegates at a meeting of Israelis and Jewish