Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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JTA Staff
A week after “Superstorm” Sandy swept into the New York area with fierce winds, driving rain and a high tide for the history books, the nation’s largest Jewish community was still picking up the pieces. JTA gathered stories from around the storm zone about Sandy’s destruction, the recovery and the remarkable tales of human kindness.
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Daniel Treiman, JTA
Along with the presidential race, we’re paying attention to congressional contests of Jewish interest and with Jewish candidates. Below are some of the races we will be watching tonight.
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Ben Harris, JTA
When Rabbi Avremel Okonov arrived Tuesday morning at the school he co-founded 10 years ago in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, the water in the basement had already receded from the high water mark. It only came up to his knees. Everywhere he looked around his school, Mazel Academy, there was destruction. On the walls of the school’s lower...
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Pundits have obsessed over just what percentage of the Jewish vote will go to President Barack Obama this time. Local voters weigh in on who they endorse. Plus, read JTA coverage comparing how both presidential candidates have played up their support of Israel and where they stand on issues important to Jewish voters.
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The moment in the final presidential debate when President Barack Obama described his visit to Israel’s national Holocaust museum and to the rocket-battered town of Sederot seemed to be aimed right for the kishkes.
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