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  • With Church-state off Court Docket, Groups Jump in on Detainees’ Rights

    With hot-button domestic issues not expected to play a major role in the new U.S. Supreme Court session, Jewish groups are entering the fray over the right of judicial review for foreign detainees. Several Jewish organizations have filed a joint friend-of-the-court brief in Boumediene v. Bush and Al Odah. v. United States, the Supreme Court’s… More ▸

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    Two Jewish groups expressed disappointment in the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass a law that would expand the District of Columbia’s representation in Congress. “Citizens of the District of Columbia pay federal taxes and serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, yet America remains the only democratic nation in which the citizens of the capital city… More ▸

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    President Bush said he would veto the expansion of a children’s health-care program backed by Jewish groups. In a press conference Thursday, Bush said he would reject the expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or S-CHIP, because it would cover the children of middle-class families as well as the poor, apparently referring to… More ▸

  • For A.g. Post, Bush Taps Orthodox Jew Best Known for Work on Terrorism Issues

    In the aftermath of her son Ari’s murder by an Arab gunman on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1994, Devorah Halberstam was introduced to a federal judge for the Southern District of New York with a longstanding interest in terrorism-related issues. In the years since, Judge Michael Mukasey became a fixture in the life of Ari’s… More ▸

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    The Jewish National Fund is turning to the Playboy brand name to help raise funds. JNF sent out a mass e-mail this month announcing it would be auctioning off a one-year subscription to Playboy and an all-expenses-paid trip to a VIP party at the legendary mansion of the magazine’s founder, Hugh Hefner, in Holmby Hills,… More ▸

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    Hadassah members sponsored services and a Shabbat dinner at Virginia Tech. About 30 members of the group attended Friday night dinner and services with some 75 Virginia Tech students in a program organized in conjunction with the university’s Hillel chapter. Hadassah gave the Hillel chapter 300 yarmulkes with Virginia Tech colors and logos, according to… More ▸

  • Going Once, Going Twice: JNF to Auction off Trip to Hefner’s Playboy Mansion

    One of the Jewish community’s most storied charities is turning to the Playboy brand name to help raise funds. The Jewish National Fund sent out a mass e-mail this month announcing that it would be auctioning off a one-year subscription to Playboy and an all-expenses-paid trip to a VIP party at the legendary mansion of… More ▸

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    An environmental partnership between Israel and its neighbors will be featured at a U.N. conference on climate change. One of the workshops at the conference, which begins Wednesday, will feature representatives of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies based at Kibbutz Ketura in southern Israel. The workshop will focus on ways Israel has partnered with… More ▸

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    When it comes to spirituality, Safed lacks nothing. But the Israeli mountain town has been struggling economically since last year’s war with Hezbollah. That’s why local tourism authorities are hoping a Rosh Hashanah visit by the Material Girl will bring real material benefits to its 30,000 residents. Madonna, returning to Israel for the first time… More ▸

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    A Boca Raton philanthropist gave $1 million to a Florida Jewish federation. In honor of the gift by Dorothy Seaman, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County will name its women’s division the Dorothy Seaman Department of Women’s Philanthropy. The division accounts for nearly half of the federation’s annual $20 million campaign. It has… More ▸