Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
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Neil Rubin, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington It began two years ago as an idea by volunteers at a suburban Jewish community center and turned into a major international campaign, galvanizing everyone from President Barack Obama to the mayor of London. And in case you haven't heard yet about the movement to get the International Olympics Committee to hold a minute of silence to honor the...
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Toby Axelrod, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
BERLIN Say yes to circumcision. That's the message of a petition that three German students have created at change.org . Directed toward the German government, the petition comes in light of a recent Cologne District Court ruling that found that non-medical circumcision of a minor is a criminal act. Although the ruling does not apply to other districts, it has...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Washington Proponents of using economic pressure to force Israel out of the West Bank may have lost a key battle last week -- by a hair's breadth -- but they have no intention of giving up. That's the message from backers of a divestment motion at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), which on July 5 rejected a...
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Audrey Ross breathed a huge sigh of relief when she heard that the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld President Barack Obama's health care law last week. The 32-year-old works for a Center City nonprofit, suffers from diabetes and has faced anxiety over the prospect of losing her insurance. "I think health coverage is an absolute right. I also think it...
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Toby Axelrod , Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Berlin Does Mein Kampf belong in the German high schools? With Adolf Hitler's book due to come out of wraps here in 2015, freed after decades under copyright protection that prevented its publication in Germany, it's a question that is being debated in classrooms and on German TV talk shows. Hitler wrote his rant against Jews and communists while in...
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