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  • Jewish groups show solidarity

    NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (JTA) – The organized North American Jewish community’s reaction to the violent events in the Middle East can be summed up in a few words: solidarity with Israel. As displeasure with the Jewish state’s response to Palestinian rioters mounted across the world, the Jewish community – mainly through op-eds and advertisements…

  • Jewish groups show solidarity

    NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (JTA) – The organized North American Jewish community’s reaction to the violent events in the Middle East can be summed up in a few words: solidarity with Israel. As displeasure with the Jewish state’s response to Palestinian rioters mounted across the world, the Jewish community – mainly through op-eds and advertisements…

  • Jewish immigrant swims to gold

    NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (JTA) — Millions of immigrants have flocked to the United States looking for streets paved with gold. Lenny Krayzelburg, who came to the United States from Odessa, Ukraine, in 1988 found gold in a pool at Sydney, Australia’s Olympic Games. Krayzelburg set an Olympic record of 53.72 seconds in winning the…

  • Russians thrive, Ethiopians struggle

    Russian and Ethiopian immigrants are Israel’s most celebrated population influxes — and the ones at the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology are among the best and brightest. But while students from the former Soviet Union have managed to carve out t

  • Russians thrive, Ethiopians struggle

    Russian and Ethiopian immigrants are Israel’s most celebrated population influxes — and the ones at the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology are among the best and brightest. But while students from the former Soviet Union have managed to carve out t

  • Ukrainian immigrant ready to swim to gold

    NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (JTA) — Millions of immigrants have flocked to the United States looking for streets paved with gold. Lenny Krayzelburg, who came to the United States from Odessa, Ukraine, in 1988 is searching for gold as well — but in a pool at Sydney’s Olympic Games. Several Jewish athletes from the former…

  • Wisconsin shul hosts Lieberman

    NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (JTA) — It’s not easy working for a Jewish vice-presidential candidate. Early last week, Joseph Lieberman’s campaign scheduler was already scratching his head: How could he find a synagogue in the rural Midwest where the vice presidential candidate could pray on Shabbat and still make it to Tipper Gore’s birthday party…

  • Lieberman’s Judaism the news flavor of the day

    NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (JTA) — Jews aren’t always comfortable with their faith being splashed across the nation’s headlines. But with Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, running for vice president, U.S. Jews better get used to it. Discussions of Lieberman’s Judaism formed much of the coverage of Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore’s choice of…

  • A Jewish veep? Most voters say no problem

    NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (JTA) — When Al Smith campaigned for U.S. president — and lost — in 1928, his Roman Catholicism was used against him. When John F. Kennedy successfully ran for president in 1960, he felt the need to make speeches that distanced himself from the pope. But Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s Orthodox Judaism…

  • Tolerance museum head to address Republicans

    NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (JTA) — The founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center was scheduled to address the importance of tolerance and combating hate in remarks to the Republican National Convention this week. Before he delivered his three-and-a-half-minute speech in Philadelphia on Wednesday evening, Marvin Hier said he would address the lessons of…