Sunday, May 24, 2015 Sivan 6, 5775
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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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Hillel Kuttler , Jewish Exponent Feature
Jason Lezak -- no newcomer to Olympic glory -- recognizes the difficulty in returning to the medal stand at the London Games. "I definitely would hope to ... get onto the podium there and win a medal for the USA," Le­zak, a seven-time Olympic med­alist, said last week from the U.S. swim team's training camp in France. "With Australia, France...
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Cnaan Liphshiz and Svetlana Guineva Jewish Telegraphic Agency
SOFIA, Bulgaria Until last week, leaders of Bulgaria's small, placid Jewish community said they felt untouched by hate crimes or terrorism. But after last week's apparent suicide bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the Black Sea city of Borgas, Jews in the country are speaking of a basic change in their sense of security. "We used to convene...
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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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