Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
By:
Miriam Shaviv | JTA
Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has big shoes to fill. Appointed this week as the 11th British chief rabbi, he will succeed Jonathan Sacks, an internationally renowned author and public intellectual who speaks frequently on moral, philosophical and theological affairs.
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Slightly more than half the members of the U.S. House of Representatives called on President Obama to shut down the PLO office in Washington as punishment for its ascension in U.N. status.
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By:
Gil Shefler, JTA
If an earthquake strikes Haiti again, which is likely given that the country sits atop a tectonic hot spot, Jewish organizations can claim some credit for potentially reducing future casualties.
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By:
Gil Shefler | JNS.org
Israel and the Palestinians have fought each other on many battlefields and many diplomatic fronts for decades, but the passing of the resolution upgrading the Palestinians’ status at the United Nations indicates the next war between the two might take place at a very different venue: courtrooms.
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Poland seen as worst offender
By:
Dinah Spritzer, JTA
Home to more Jews than any other country before World War II, Poland is now the only European country to endure Nazi occupation that has not enacted a law to ensure some kind of private property compensation or restitution to Holocaust survivors or their heirs.
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