Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
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JTA
An incoming New York City councilwoman said the wave of knockout game attacks is caused by tension between blacks and Jews. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo, who was elected to represent the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn and will take office next month, made the statement in a Facebook post on Tuesday. She calls for a zero-tolerance policy in reference to the...
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By:
Uriel Heilman, JTA
You won't need to be a member of a Reform congregation to attend the movement's gathering in California next week.
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By:
Rom Kampeas, JTA
At the annual meeting late last month of the American Studies Association, held in Washington, D.C., participants who favored boycotting Israeli universities far outnumbered those opposed to the idea.
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JTA
The National Archives has opened an exhibit of restored Iraqi Jewish artifacts that U.S. troops discovered in a waterlogged basement of Iraqi intelligence headquarters after ousting Saddam Hussein in 2003.
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Julie Wiener, JTA
A spate of attacks in which black assailants have randomly punched Jews in the face has residents of Crown Heights wondering if they’re seeing a return to the bad old days of the 1990s.
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