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  • Poetry? No, a legal brouhaha

    A synagogue facing a legal brouhaha over potential copyright infringement could serve as a lesson to other congregations.

  • Queen Esther’s business tips

    A book for businesswomen relies on lessons from the Purim story of Queen Esther to impart timeless lessons on “palace politics” to modern readers.

  • Tu B’Shevat Haggadah focuses on Israel, hope

    A Tu B’Shevat Haggadah by the publishers of an educational magazine for Jewish kids mixes fun, facts and the theme of hope.

  • Homeless celebrate Bar, Bat Mitzvahs

    After three months of preparation, five homeless Jews celebrated their Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.

  • Buying Israeli toys for Chanukah

    A Web site is selling Israeli-made kid´s toys in an effort to support the foundering economy of the Jewish state.

  • Stay on message, Israeli P.R.

    Israeli representatives learned the tools of their trade at a workshop in New York designed to make them better advocates for the Jewish state.

  • Former JTA bureau chief dies

    David Friedman, a career journalist and JTA’s former Washington bureau chief, died at age 68 after a long illness.

  • Advocates for blind argue

    An organization that has long served blind Jews is being accused of discrimination by a new group. At issue is how best to serve the estimated 200,000-250,000 severely visually impaired Jews in the United States.

  • On Web site, kids teach other kids

    An online Jewish museum that emphasizes history and art lets kids teach each other about Jewish life around the world.

  • Is immigration still a Jewish issue?

    The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society´s recent call for immigration reform is sparking debate over whether the issue, historically an important one for American Jewry, is still a priority for the community.