Saturday, July 2, 2016 Sivan 26, 5776

By:
Daniel Treiman Jewish Telegraphic Agency
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Republicans and Democrats may not have much common ground this election year, yet their national conventions shared one feature: Both gatherings were blessed from the podium by prominent American rabbis. The Democrats had Rabbi David Wolpe, a best-selling author and leader of a prominent (capital-c) Conservative synagogue in Los Angeles. The Republicans had Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, a rising...
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By:
Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Charlotte, N.C. Jewish swing voters could make or break President Barack Obama's bid for re-election. At least that's the case that Democratic Party leaders made in a training session that packed one of the larger halls at the convention center here on Monday, the day before the formal start of the Democratic National Convention. It came with a message delivered...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Christian monastery was vandalized and set alight in what appears to be a “price tag” attack. The door of the Latrun Monastery was set on fire early Tuesday morning and the names of West Bank outposts were spray-painted on the walls, as was the epithet “Jesus is a monkey.” No one was injured in the attack,...
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By:
Ben Sales, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Jerusalem After Jerzy heard about frequent vandalism at an old Jewish cemetery in his home city of Gdansk, Poland, he decided to visit the graveyard. It had fallen into such disrepair that "people would go there to drink beer," said Jerzy, who gave only his middle name due to fears of anti-Semitism. He made a few trips to the cemetery,...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the international community to set a "clear red line" for Iran. Netanyahu, in remarks to the Cabinet at its regular Sunday meeting, did not say what the red line should be. "The Iranians are using the talks with the major powers to gain time in order to advance their nuclear...
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