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  • Amazon and eBay crack down on Confederate flags, but leave swastikas

    Don’t try to search for Confederate flag memorabilia on Amazon or eBay right now – you won’t find much. In the fallout from the Charleston church shooting last week – perpetrated by a 21-year-old with a fondness for the Confederate flag – the online retailers have removed most products featuring the Confederate flag from their… More ▸

  • Are the terror attacks connected? Is there a Jewish connection?

    Are the three terrorist attacks today, in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, connected? No one knows for sure, but there appears to be an emerging assumption that it’s likely. The State Department in its condemnation included all three, adding in an attack on Burundian peacekeepers in Somalia, and cast them all as part of a “shared… More ▸

  • Cryptic first Strauss-Kahn tweet ignites imaginations

    If you were a disgraced politician accused of pimping and rape in a trial that revealed your fondness for anal sex and orgies with young women, what would be your first message to the world after your acquittal? For Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former finance minister of France and ex-managing director of the International Monetary Fund, the… More ▸

  • Orthodox lobbyist: After Charleston, black communities need same security funding as Jews

    In reporting on federal funding for securing nonprofits, we’ve noted, almost as a matter of boilerplate, that the vast majority of the funding – over 90 percent – goes to Jewish institutions. There are several reasons for this: – Jewish groups, including the Jewish Federations of North America, the Orthodox Union and Agudath Israel of America, have led lobbying… More ▸

  • Beyond Iran and Gaza, Israel has socioeconomic worries, too

    With news focused on Gaza, Iran and the West Bank, it can be easy to forget that Israel has problems within its borders, too. Though Israelis rarely do. Thankfully, we now have a 62-page booklet full of graphs and charts to remind us. Published last week by the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel,… More ▸

  • ‘Jews for Cruz’ PAC ordered to change name

    “Jews for Cruz” can be for just about anything but Cruz, the Federal Election Commission said, according to Time Magazine. The Jews for Cruz PAC backs Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his presidential bid, but Cruz has not authorized them to do so. Thus they must change their name, the FEC informed the PAC in… More ▸

  • Why is kidney donation such a tough topic for Jews?

    On Tuesday, American Orthodox Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz donated one of his perfectly healthy kidneys to a young Israeli, Yossi Azran. In the process, Yanklowitz joined two small groups: People who have donated a kidney to a stranger, and Jews who donate kidneys at all. When it comes to Jews and kidney donation, the numbers are… More ▸