Saturday, September 20, 2014 Elul 25, 5774
By:
Ron Kampeas | JTA
The Lautenberg amendment, named for the U.S. senator from New Jersey who introduced the measure, has kept open a critical path to the safe haven of America for certain foreigners persecuted because of their religion.
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By:
Gil Shefler, JTA
For Venezuela’s dwindling Jewish community, the political uncertainty of the post-Chavez era is particularly unnerving.
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By:
JTA Staff
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Argentinian cardinal who was elected to become the new pope, is said to have a good relationship with Argentinian Jews.
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By:
Gil Shefler, JTA
The announcement of Hugo Chavez's death sent many in Caracas into panic mode, fearing that the death of this larger-than-life figure — alternately loved or reviled by millions in his country — might lead to chaos in the streets.
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
For more than a decade, Venezuelan Jews have been subject to the whims of a mercurial president who used his bully pulpit to intimidate, rail against Israel and embrace Iran.
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