Friday, October 31, 2014 Heshvan 7, 5775
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Holly Leber Jewish Telegraphic Agency
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. Sometimes, Benjamin Ro­senthal thinks about leaving the small town of Indianola, Miss., pop. 11,000, where he spent most of his life. He wants to go where there are more Jews. “It’s easy to lose your identity in the Bible Belt in a town when you are the religious minority,” said Rosenthal, 25. In the Bible Belt, religion rules...
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Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Of all the unknowns being discussed as Hurricane Isaac approached New Orleans, members of Congregation Shir Chadash knew one thing for certain. “Nobody wanted to be the person that said, ‘Oh let’s not move the Torahs this time,’ ” said Rabbi Ethan Linden. “We sort of went into our hurricane action mode and did the best we could.” One of...
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At least two dozen local Jews will head to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., next week to to vote for a party platform that includes an endorsement of same-sex marriage - just one of several stark contrasts to the GOP's position on social issues.
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More than 600 rabbis nationwide, including 37 from Pennsylvania, signed on to a Rabbis for Obama list released Aug. 21 by President Barack Obama's campaign. The list, available at www.barackobama.com/rabbis , has been in the works for at least a year. The number of signers this year exceeds the 400-some rabbis who lent their names to the effort in 2008...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
WASHINGTON How much noise does Israel's leadership have to make to get the Obama administration to say what it wants to hear about Iran? It's a question now preoccupying Israel, along with its corollary: How much noise is too much and risks precipitating a crisis between Jeru­salem and its closest ally? Some Israeli analysts say that pronounced signals from their...
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