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  • Jewish Agency to back study programs

    The Jewish Agency for Israel is launching its largest-ever educational project to infuse young Jews with the spirit of Zionism, subsidizing programs that bring Jewish youth to Israel for educational programs of five months or more.

  • U.N. to discuss anti-Semitism

    Jewish groups are hailing the first United Nations conference on anti-Semitism as an important step, but hope it will result in a concerete plan of action.

  • Henry Everett, 78, sought social justice

    Henry Everett, a champion of liberal social justice issues and major Jewish philanthropist, died at the age of 78.

  • ORT reaches out to America

    Personal accounts from students shared during a gathering of World ORT raised the school network´s profile — and its fund-raising potential — in the United States.

  • New UJC leader shares the credit

    New UJC leader Howard Rieger will take a salt-of-the-earth approach to the helm of the Jewish organization.

  • Russian Jews: partners, not clients

    Roughly 25 years after the first wave of Jews from the former Soviet Union arrived in the United States, the Russian Jewish community has matured to the point where its members want to be treated as partners with other American Jews, not as charity cases.

  • Jewish students’ complex political identity

    American Jewish college students are showing a high level of student activism and interest in world politics. Though Israel is a key issue, they also voice concerns over gay rights, reproductive rights and job security.

  • Most Jewish groups support Yassin killing

    Most U.S. Jewish groups backed Israel´s killing of Hamas leader Sheik Ahmed Yassin, in contrast to international condemnation of the assassination and debate over its efficacy.

  • Palestinians challenge Israel at U.N.

    An old tradition is reviving at the United Nations: challenging Israel´s credentials. A Palestinian representative plans to introduce a General Assembly resolution that would limit Israel´s U.N. credentials to its pre-1967 borders and give Pal

  • Report: Sexism in federation system

    A new report says that sexism pervades the North American Jewish federation system, where an “old-boys’ network” allegedly has kept women from reaching the top echelons of Jewish organizations.