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  • Sharansky bids for Jewish Agency helm

    Natan Sharansky is making waves in Israel by challenging Ariel Sharon’s candidate to run the Jewish Agency, but he seems unlikely to win much support in the Diaspora.

  • Fun, sun and Israel advocacy

    For many of today’s Jewish youth, summer is a key moment for rigorous training in Israel advocacy and Jewish leadership.

  • UJC to raise Falash Mura funds

    The Jewish federation system has launched a major fund-raising campaign to assist the Jews of Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union.

  • Israel unprepared for Ethiopian immigration

    The rate of Falash Mura aliyah from Ethiopia to Israel is set to double next month, but there aren’t yet firm plans in place for organizing or paying for the influx.

  • Sharon cheered, jeered in New York

    When Ariel Sharon spoke in New York, he was met with cheers � and the fury of Jewish protesters vociferously opposed to his plan to withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank.

  • Balancing work and life

    Jewish professionals are discussing the tension between work and family, and how sometimes the Jewish value of family can be overriden by the need to work constantly.

  • U.N. rights commission blasts Israel

    The latest session of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, an annual event that is notoriously anti-Israel, was a bit less harsh this year than usual, observers say.

  • Surprise choice to head Presidents Conference

    The nomination of former American Jewish Committee president Harold Tanner to chair the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations came as a surprise to many following the process.

  • Polls: Support for Sharon, withdrawal high

    Ariel Sharon�s popularity has reached a new high among Americans and most American Jews support the Israeli prime minister�s Gaza withdrawal plan, according to new polls.

  • Young Jewish philanthropists talk about money

    Young Jewish philanthropists talk about giving to Jewish institutions as the Jewish world tries to accommodate their new ways of thinking.