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  • Op-Ed: Time to replace programmatic model of Jewish affiliation

    LOS ANGELES (JTA) — It’s that time of year, when Jewish institutions pull out their 2013-14 calendars and fill them with events. Many of the programs are very good, with clever names and slick marketing: Jews and Brews, for young Federation leadership; L’mazeltov, for expectant parents; Torah and Tacos, for synagogue members who favor a… More ▸

  • Highlights of Jewish News: 5763 September 2002

    TEL AVIV — The trial of Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian militia leader accused of orchestrating terrorist attacks that left scores of Israelis dead, opens in a Tel Aviv court. MONTREAL Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancels a speech at Montreal’s Concordia University after pro-Palestinian rioters wreak havoc. Police fire tear gas as protesters throw… More ▸

  • Ben Gallob, Assistant Editor at JTA for 30 Years, Dies at 83

    Ben Gallob, a longtime editor at the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, has died. He was 83. Born in Minneapolis on May 23, 1914, Gallob earned a degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He worked for United Press International in Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit as well as the National Jewish Post & Opinion in Indianapolis…. More ▸

  • Amit Women Leader Golub Dies

    Mollie Golub of New York, a lawyer and honorary national president of AMIT Women, died here Monday at the age of 87. She had been active in the religious women’s Zionist movement for more than 40 years at the local, regional and national levels. Golub served as national president of AMIT, formerly American Mizrachi Women,… More ▸

  • Jewish Community Re-emphasizes Its Opposition to Pro-school Prayer Amendment to the Constitution

    The opposition of the American Jewish community to any pro-school prayer amendment to the Constitution was re-emphasized today in a letter signed by more than 250 experts in constitutional law and in a statement issued by the constituent agencies of the Leadership Conference of National Jewish Women’s Organizations. With President Reagan personally leading a fight… More ▸

  • Rosenne Accuses Egypt of Violating Its Peace Treaty with Israel

    Ambassador Meir Rosenne of Israel accused Egypt of violating its peace treaty with Israel. “Israel is worried and concerned over Egypt’s refusal to send back its Ambassador to Israel,” the envoy told the American Mizrachi Women’s national convention last night at the Sheraton Centre. Egypt recalled its Ambassador, Saad Mortada, after the massacre by Christian… More ▸

  • Responses by Jewish Leaders

    Sir Immanuel Jakobovits, Chief Rabbi of Britain and the Commonwealth, declared today that the findings of the judicial commission of inquiry into the Beirut refugee camps massacre “has demonstrated a commitment to justice and moral values unique amongst the contemporary nations or indeed, in human history.” The Chief Rabbi observed, “However the tribunal’s findings will… More ▸