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  • Volunteers save old Jewish recordings

    Volunteers working at an archive in Florida Atlantic University help save Jewish recorded music before it can be discarded.

  • Latvia vows to hunt Nazis, but many skeptical

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (JTA) — Nazi hunters from around the globe are keeping a wary eye on Latvia. While they welcomed Latvia’s announcement that it is committed to investigating suspected Nazi-era war criminals, they are cautioning that they have heard such promises before. Latvia’s announcement came at the end of a two-day conference held last…

  • To deal or not to deal with Austria?

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (JTA) — After years of failing to address the issue of Holocaust restitution, Austria’s new government says it wants to quickly enter negotiations with survivors and Jewish groups to settle outstanding claims. However, some in the Jewish world see this sudden change of heart as an attempt to dampen the criticism of…

  • No troops, no money, say lobbyists””

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (JTA) — It appeared as if they were trying to defend the Golan Heights from Room 105 in the Cannon House Office Building. A contingent of at least 100 American Jews and Christians from across the country converged on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to lobby against any U.S. aid to support a…

  • Bush: Nation of Islam is about ‘love

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (JTA) — While many regard the Nation of Islam to be an anti-Semitic group, Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush recently had some kind words for the followers of the group’s leader, Louis Farrakhan. When asked by the Fox network’s Tony Snow on Sunday if the Nation of Islam is a faith-based…

  • Religion comes to fore in presidential politics

    The unprecedented discussion about religion in the race for the U.S. presidency has many Jews uncomfortable. Texas Gov. George W. Bush views Jesus as his favorite philosopher and Vice President Al Gore proudly refers to his born-again Christianity. But ot

  • U.S. rabbis debate Jerusalem

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (JTA) — As Israel and the Palestinians continue to inch toward a final peace deal, American rabbis are debating one of the most explosive issues yet to be resolved — the status of Jerusalem. The debate was sparked by the Jewish Peace Lobby, which announced last week that more than 300 American…

  • Religion comes to fore in presidential politics

    The unprecedented discussion about religion in the race for the U.S. presidency has many Jews uncomfortable. Texas Gov. George W. Bush views Jesus as his favorite philosopher and Vice President Al Gore proudly refers to his born-again Christianity. But ot

  • Religion comes to fore in presidential politics

    The unprecedented discussion about religion in the race for the U.S. presidency has many Jews uncomfortable. Texas Gov. George W. Bush views Jesus as his favorite philosopher and Vice President Al Gore proudly refers to his born-again Christianity. But ot

  • Palestinians retake center stage

    WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (JTA) — With the United States devoting much energy in recent weeks to Israeli-Syrian peace talks, the Palestinians are trying to make sure they are not left out in the cold. Their effort was helped when this week’s planned Israeli-Syrian negotiations were canceled, enabling the Palestinians to retake center stage. After meeting…