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  • Jewish groups will miss Helms’ support of Israel

    For a lawmaker once considered a staunch opponent of the Jewish state, it seems ironic that Jesse Helms’s retirement will be lamented — though not quite mourned — by the pro-Israel community.

  • U.S. Jews dismayed after faith-based leader resigns

    Even though they are disappointed by President Bush’s plan to increase religious organizations’ role in providing social services, many Jewish groups regret that the man pegged to implement the plan has announced his resignation.

  • U.S. Jews dismayed after faith-based leader resigns

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (JTA) — Even though they are disappointed by President Bush’s plan to increase religious organizations’ role in providing social services, many Jewish groups regret that the man pegged to implement the plan has announced his resignation. John DiIulio Jr., director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, resigned last…

  • Faith-based report says religious groups disadvantaged

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (JTA) — Faith-based and community organizations are at a disadvantage when trying to get federal support for their social service programs, according to a White House report. The charges from the Bush administration are not new, but the report, which details 15 barriers that faith- based groups face when trying to get…

  • FOCUS ON ISSUES

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (JTA) — In the Brave New World of cloning, most Jewish ethicists and organizations are staking out the middle ground. A general consensus appears to be emerging in the Jewish community that therapeutic cloning — using cloning technology for medical research — is acceptable, but reproductive cloning — using the technology to…

  • Jewish groups mixed on stem cell decision

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (JTA) — Jewish groups are offering muted praise to President Bush’s decision to allow some federal funding for stem cell research, hoping that it is only the first step to more expansive government support. Many groups praised Bush’s decision, but — since it will allow funding for research only on about 60…

  • Jewish groups praise stem cell decision

    Jewish groups are offering qualified praise for President Bush’s decision to allow some federal funding for stem cell research, hoping that it is only the first step to more expansive government support.

  • Problems with insurance payouts leave Holocaust heirs in the dark

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (JTA) — Holocaust survivors and their heirs waiting for payments on Nazi-era insurance policies are less sure than ever how long their wait may be. European insurers involved in the issue have been accused of not paying claims expeditiously — and now it appears the issue could wind up again in court….

  • Jewish groups praise stem cell decision

    Jewish groups are offering qualified praise for President Bush’s decision to allow some federal funding for stem cell research, hoping that it is only the first step to more expansive government support.

  • Sen. McCain to help find kidnapped Israelis

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (JTA) — For 10 months, the families of four Israelis kidnapped by Hezbollah have been waiting for their loved ones to return home. Now the families have found a new source of hope, after U.S. lawmakers and Jewish groups indicated that the families’ crusade has not been forgotten and that a new…