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  • Like Ruth, Like Golda: Women Donors Seek to Balance Devotion and Strength

    Blessing a hall full of Jewish women, Susan Stern invoked a litany of matriarchs — Ruth for devotion, Naomi for dignity — and then threw out a less biblical name and concept: “Golda Meir for assertiveness.” The 1,400 major Jewish women donors, packed Monday into the Washington Hilton for the United Jewish Communities “Lion of… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Both U.S. presidential candidates said faith would play a role in how they would govern. Speaking Wednesday at the third presidential debate in Tempe, Ariz., President Bush said he has prayed for strength and wisdom as president, but respected the right of people to worship as they choose. Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic presidential nominee,… More ▸

  • U.S. Supreme Court Likely to Tackle Issues Involving Church and State

    The U.S. Supreme Court may tackle questions regarding the legal rights of religious prisoners this session, as well as whether the public display of the Ten Commandments violates the separation of church and state. In what may be the last year of the current makeup of the court, legal experts at several American Jewish organizations… More ▸

  • America Decides 2004 Bush on Issues of Jewish Concern, from Israel to Faith-based Initiatives

    Here are some of President Bush’s stated positions on issues of concern to U.S. Jews, compiled from speeches, his letters and statements as president, and a glossy pamphlet published this month presenting Bush’s record as “a friend of the American Jewish community.” ISRAEL: West Bank security barrier: President Bush sharply criticized the security barrier in… More ▸

  • Opinion America and Israel Need a President of Vision and Courage — John Kerry

    With President Bush’s approval ratings in free-fall, Republicans are reverting once again to negative campaigning. Among their tactics is a deliberate effort to disparage and distort the unambiguously pro-Israel record of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). According to one prominent Republican apparatchik, “Throughout his political career, Sen. Kerry has never been a leader in support of… More ▸