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  • 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…

  • Court declines church-state cases

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (JTA) — A key church-state issue remains unresolved after the Supreme Court refused to hear a case on moments of silence in public schools. The court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to a Virginia law mandating a moment of silence in public schools. Jewish activists who follow the issue cautioned…

  • Jewish officer angry at losing security clearance

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (JTA) — A Jewish reserve officer says the U.S. Army stripped him of his security clearance and forced him to give up command of an intelligence unit because of his ties to Israel. Maj. Shawn Pine, commander of the 300th Military Intelligence Company of Austin, Texas, holds dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship and received…