The Orthodox Union praised the Senate for approving aid for public and religious schools that have taken in students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Under the legislation, which passed Thursday, schools can receive up to $6,000 per student they accept. Nonpublic schools would receive the aid through accounts set up for the students.
A district attorney in Germany launched a probe into charges that Iranian booksellers sold anti-Semitic literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Peter Ripken, director of the event’s international department, learned from JTA and other media Oct. 23, the last day of the fair, that notorious anti-Semitic volumes had been purchased from an Iranian bookseller.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.