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  • Hillel’s new plan: Programming for and by students not so involved in Hillel

    Hillel leaders used a recent conference in St. Louis to roll out the organization’s recently approved strategic plan, which pushes the organization even further from relying solely on the traditional model of improving programming inside the walls of campus Hillels for Jewishly engaged students.

  • Op-Ed: At the New Year, let’s give animals a new Jewish chance

    An initiative is under way to transform an ancient and largely forgotten holiday into a New Year for Animals devoted to considering how Jews can improve their relationships with animals.

  • Jewish army captain heads back to Iraq

    U.S. Army Capt. Johnie Bath says the Shema every morning, every night and during those frequent “hairy situations” he encounters in Iraq.

  • Philanthropist Herman Spertus dies at 105

    Herman Spertus, an entrepreneur, businessman, Jewish communal leader, artist and patron of the arts, died April 5 at the age of 105.

  • Bank apologizes for praising Hitler

    A Chicago bank executive who praised Hitler´s economic policies in an article published in the bank´s newsletter has apologized for failing to take into account the Nazi leader´s anti-Semitism and genocide.

  • In Chicago, head coverings OK on the job

    A deputy sheriff and Orthodox Jew is back on the job wearing his yarmulke, and a Muslim who works in the sheriff’s office is allowed to wear her headscarf to work as part of an accord reached by Illinois’ Cook County Sherrif’s Department.

  • U.S. veteran helps Israeli soldiers

    A U.S. Army veteran and his wife are helping to inaugurate Project Impact, a program that has been called a GI Bill for combat veterans of the Israel Defense Force.

  • Clashing with the KKK

    CHICAGO, Dec. 18 (JTA) – Ignoring the advice of clergy and community leaders, about 400 protesters showed up at a Ku Klux Klan rally here over the weekend that ended in a series of skirmishes between police and counterdemonstrators. Police kept an angry crowd 500 yards away from the approximately 20 Klan members during 45…