Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
A Jewish astronaut has been chosen to bring the presidential proclamation creating Jewish American Heritage Month into space. "The timing is perfect," Garrett Reisman told reporters during a NASA conference call, as the commemoration is marked each May. Reisman, 42, is a mission specialist launching on May 16 aboard the Atlantis space shuttle, reported the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. After the...
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One year ago, soon after the war in Gaza had ended and Barack Obama prepared to take the oath of office, many openly wondered if the dismal state of the economy would prevent the new president from devoting more than cursory attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Iranian nuclear threat. Now, a mere 12 months later, the president has...
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If Jews weren't seemingly hard-wired to remember everything, especially calamity, the first decade of the 21st century might be one to simply forget. From war in the Middle East to years of bombings in Israel, to global financial collapse and scandal at home, the 2000s -- or whatever we decide to call those 10 years, in retrospect -- will surely...
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Dennis W. Glick of Huntingdon Valley was elected the new president of B'nai B'rith International at the 166-year-old organization's annual conference, held this week in Washington, D.C. Glick, a 65-year-old CPA with his own private practice, was elected to a three-year term, and was officially sworn in on Monday evening. During his tenure, he plans to focus on combating rising...
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Natan Sharansky still carries star power, but he's going to need more than that to succeed as the new chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The former Soviet dissident -- whose 1986 triumphant stride to freedom across a Berlin bridge heralded the opening of the floodgates for hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews -- is now at the helm...
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