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  • Talking elections at policy conference

    With the approach of the pivotal March 4 primaries, many of the roughly 400 people attending the JCPA conference, a bastion of liberal Democrats even among Jews, were grappling with the political endgame.

  • Englander’s disappearing act

    In his highly anticipated debut novel, “The Ministry of Special Cases,” Nathan Englander uses Jewish characters in Argentina to explore the agony of searching for a missing person.

  • Hamas raids Arafat’s home

    Fatah leaders accused Hamas militants of looting the Gaza City home of Yasser Arafat.

  • Protesters picket Nazi’s workplace

    One hundred protestors flanked a Rome attorney’s office where a convicted Nazi was beginning his first day of work.

  • Wiesel seeks recognition for activists

    Elie Wiesel urged the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to acknowledge the rescue efforts of the Bergson Group.

  • Israeli historian to get German prize

    The Frankfurt Book Fair will present its Peace Prize to an Israeli historian.

  • Southerner learns in land of Limmud

    Limmud NY brought community delegations from across the country to observe the program with an eye toward transporting the concept to their home communities. One Atlantan thinks it will go over big in Dixie.

  • For JDaters, Caribbean’s a sea of love

    A Caribbean vacation at Club Med provided an idyllic setting for a JDate getaway, as the online Jewish dating service increasingly ventures into offline, face-to-face events.

  • Memphis gets modern Orthodox school

    Can a prestigious, Orthodox prep school from Manhattan take root in Memphis? The founder of the new Memphis Jewish high school is betting it can.

  • Israel critic defeated in Georgia

    Vehemently anti-Israel Rep. Cynthia McKinney lost the race to retain her congressional seat in Georgia, but this time she can’t blame the Jews.