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  • One of Israel’s founding fathers, Yosef Burg, dies at the age of 90

    NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (JTA) – One of the founders of Israel’s nationalist religious movement died last Friday at 90. At Sunday’s funeral for Rabbi Yosef Burg, President Ezer Weizman eulogized him as a friend and national leader. Prior to the funeral, Burg lay in state at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, where…

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  • Jews are biggest target of crimes of religious bias

    NEW YORK, Nov. 24 (JTA) – Jews and Jewish property are the prime targets of hate crimes motivated by religious prejudice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has concluded. The FBI’s annual report on hate crimes, released this week, tallied 1,087 crimes directed against Jews and Jewish institutions in 1997, almost 80 percent of all such…

  • Jews in the Senate

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (JTA) – Charles Schumer’s election Tuesday brings to 11 the number of Jews serving in the U.S. Senate. Four other Jewish senators were re-elected. Following is a listing of Jews who will serve in the next Senate. An asterisk indicates senators who were elected or re-elected Tuesday. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)* Russell Feingold…

  • U.S. seeks to deport Illinois man

    NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (JTA) – The U.S. Justice Department of Justice has filed a court motion to deport a man alleged to have participated in World War II atrocities against Jews. According to the motion, Vincas Valkavickas, 78, lied about participating in a 1941 massacre of at least 3,700 Jews in Lithuania when he…

  • Reform prayer read by Clinton

    WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (JTA) – The text of “On Turning,” from the Reform movement’s Gates of Repentance High Holidays prayer book follows: “Now is the time for turning. The leaves are beginning to turn from green to red to orange. The birds are beginning to turn and are heading once more toward the South. The…

  • Israel braces for Hamas attacks after killing of 2 terrorist leaders

    JERUSALEM, Sept. 13 (JTA) – Israel is bracing for terror attacks after its troops killed two leading members of Hamas. Threats to retaliate for the Sept. 10 killings of brothers Imad and Adel Awadallah have been taken seriously by Israeli officials, who beefed up security at public sites across the country. Israel also imposed an…

  • Torah hits cyberspace

    NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (JTA) – An English translation of the Torah is now available on America Online. Jewish Community Online, a location on the online service, last week became added the well-known 1962 translation of the Five Books of Moses from the Jewish Publication Society to its site. The translation is available on AOL…