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  • Charitable choice on deathbed for now

    President Bush´s faith-based initiative may be alive and well, but direct government funding for religious groups seems to be dying a slow death.

  • Jewish aging crisis looms

    With the number of Jewish elderly expected to soar over the coming decade, leaders at the national and local levels realize they must move beyond traditional methods of caring for the elderly to develop new plans and policies.

  • Student activists seek guidance

    Israel´s image has been under attack since the Palestinian intifada began in September 2000, and the future of Jewish-Arab relations on North American college campuses — particularly since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington —

  • Jewish refugees stranded in Europe

    Hundreds of Jews are stranded in Moscow and Vienna because of a moratorium on refugee admissions to the United States.

  • Jewish refugees in Europe stranded

    Hundreds of Jews are stranded in Moscow and Vienna because of a moratorium on refugee admissions to the United States.

  • Rabbi Chaim Stern dies at 71

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (JTA) — Rabbi Chaim Stern, the editor of Reform prayer books including Gates of Prayer and Gates of Repentance, died Monday at 71. Stern, who had a brain tumor and died of complications from brain surgery, defined the liturgy of the Reform movement for over three decades. “He was a master liturgist,”…

  • Law that opened Soviet gates on last legs

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (JTA) — A historic law that helped ensure the emigration of tens of thousands of Soviet Jews may become a casualty of the war on terrorism. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Jackson-Vanik Amendment helped pry open the gates of the former Soviet Union for thousands of Soviet Jews by tying U.S.-Russian…

  • Congressman pushes for school prayer

    A U.S. congressman hopes to change the Constitution to allow school prayer — but it’s unclear if enough colleagues will support him.

  • Congressman pushes for school prayer

    A U.S. congressman hopes to change the Constitution to allow school prayer — but it’s unclear if enough colleagues will support him.

  • Red Cross president went to mat for Israel

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (JTA) — Israel’s exclusion from the global Red Cross organization appears to have been the pivotal factor in the resignation of the head of the American Red Cross. Dr. Bernadine Healy said last Friday that she had been forced out of her job over policy differences with her board. In particular, she…