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May 3, 2006
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The American Jewish Committee launched its 100th anniversary celebrations. The weeklong celebration in Washington kicks off a year of events in New York and Israel. The theme is “The prospects for Judaism and the Jews” in the 21st century. Hundreds of people packed the Library of Congress on Monday night to hear a lively debate between Israeli novelist A.B. Yehoshua; leading Israeli talmudic scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz; American Jewish novelist Cynthia Ozick; political writer and literary critic Leon Wieseltier; and newscaster Ted Koppel. The highlight of the week will be an address Thursday night by President Bush.

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