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  • J Street Project: Doves launch AIPAC alternative

    James Besser reports in the New York Jewish Week about the launch of a new political action committee aimed at supporting dovish congressional candidates – and, in Britain’s Prospect magazine, Gershom Gorenberg says that’s a good thing. Besser: Dubbed the J-Street Project — “K Street” has become a cipher for Washington’s lobbying establishment and “J… More ▸

  • Anatevka, Wisconsin

    The Wisconsin State Journal says that the recent wedding of a local Chabad rabbi’s daughter is the closest most residents of Madison to experiencing “Fiddler on the Roof” (don’t worry, she didn’t marry a Cossack): The marriage of Chanie Matusof, of Madison, and Nissi Gansbourg, of Montreal, was a deeply traditional Chasidic Jewish wedding. It… More ▸

  • Send in your videos (but only if you married out)

    InterfaithFamily.com is holding its first-ever video contest… We are looking for all types of videos, including but not limited to: wedding videos demonstrating interesting, engaging, interfaith wedding ceremonies; humorous videos dealing with interfaith issues regarding life-cycle events, holidays, and everyday life; interviews with people involved in interfaith relationships and how they are dealing with the… More ▸

  • Jews are junkies too

    The Jeffersonian, Baltimore’s business newspaper, reports on a Jewish recovering drug addict and the community’s efforts to draw attention to the issue: Samantha Schroeder’s life revolved around heroin for nearly a decade. The Pikesville native stole money from the bank where she worked and became a prostitute, watching her life deteriorate as she struggled to… More ▸

  • JPOST: It’s not clear if we can all just get along

    The Jerusalem Post has an editorial Friday voicing skepticism over reports that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is set to “commit Israel to a much more intensive engagement with the Jewish communities of the Diaspora.” Nothing that has leaked out of the first discussion on the issue, held at the Prime Minister’s Office on Wednesday,… More ▸

  • Breaking down the Forward 50

    This year’s Forward 50 list is out, which means plenty of Jewish machers and shakers are smiling – or, in the case of those who didn’t make the cut, grumbling. We’ve put together our own panel of experts to weigh in on the list (and invite you to chime in via the comments section below,… More ▸