Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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Long Island attorney Jeffrey Schwartz peered at the Capitol through the window of a chartered bus that was whisking him and a group of Jewish Democrats across town from their conference site to a private reception on Capitol Hill being hosted by Jewish members of Congress. After a moment, Schwartz -- who recalled standing out in the cold before that...
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Gil Shefler, JTA
NEW YORK — Jewish Scouting leaders are taking a vocal role in efforts to pass a historic resolution that would partially lift a ban on gays in the Boy Scouts of America. In a meeting of the National Jewish Committee on Scouting in February, members voted overwhelmingly in favor of a resolution lifting the BSA’s longstanding ban on gay members...
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Michele Alperin, JNS.org
Chaya Appel-Fishman hatched the idea for a network of Jewish businesswomen at age 16, when she rented a college campus and created a conglomerate of creative arts programs with 120 participants and a 20-person staff. “I wanted mentors who could give me advice and deal with my religious needs,” she recalls. “And many women reached out to me for support,...
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The Reform movement is no longer the only denomination calling for an end to the war in Iraq. The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association just passed a resolution that goes one step further than the one adopted earlier this month by the Union for Reform Judaism by opposing a preemptive American strike against Iran. At its annual conference -- held last week...
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The House of Representatives voted largely along party lines last week to hand the president his first wartime rebuke, with two local freshman representatives at the forefront of the Democratic push for Congress to go further and set a timetable that would lead the U.S. military out of Iraq. "The time for more troops was four years ago," declared U.S...
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