Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Elul 28, 5774
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The confirmation fight over federal Judge Samuel Alito, nominated by President George W. Bush to replace outgoing Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, made one final stop in Philadelphia over the weekend before landing for good at the U.S. Capitol, where the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing into Alito's fate. In town for the occasion on Sunday were...
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Gradually, they return, to a New Orleans that needs an utter rehaul
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The carpet, or what was left of it, was hidden somewhere beneath the pine-cone sprinkled mud. Piles of prayerbooks and Talmud volumes, warped and corroded, lay on the ground. The arks were disconcertingly empty; 10 feet of water had filled the synagogue and decomposed the Torah scrolls beyond the possibility of restoration. Dampness pervaded Congregation Beth Israel, an Orthodox shul...
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Party affiliations may have been left at the door, but everything about the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's recent "Salute to Congress" dinner made clear that the cold November evening was very much political. As it has done at countless policy conferences in Washington, D.C., the pro-Israel lobbying organization succeeded in bringing out a large number of voters and leaders...
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In the days following Sept. 11, 2001 - when hijacked airplanes attacked American targets, killing nearly 3,000 people - a significant number of American Jews approved of the United States taking action against those who were behind the attacks. In fact, according to a survey conducted by the American Jewish Committee in the days following the collapse of the World...
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According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, some 1.1 million people in the United States fell into poverty last year, bringing the total to 37 million people - or about 12.7 percent of the nation's population. Alarmed by the reality behind these statistics, two Jewish organizations already working to help alleviate the problem have recognized the urgent need to take...
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