Sunday, September 21, 2014 Elul 26, 5774
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Dave Gordon, JE Feature
Some credit cards offer you air miles. Others offer discounts on a car purchase. Now, an Israeli bank has come up with an entirely new market strategy: a card that might help shoppers score some points in the world to come. The secret formula? The new card, from major financial institution Bank Leumi, won't work its magic on Shabbat. And...
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When the Senate Judiciary Committee takes up the nomination of federal judge and Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. next month, among the stacks of papers on members' desks will be a curious letter from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Addressed to Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), the committee's chairman, and dated Aug. 22, the letter from the Conservative...
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Don't Call Us; We'll Call You! Tracking down most people is as simple as looking up a phone number. All that's required is a quick shuffle through the White Pages or a few keystrokes on an Internet search engine, and the home telephone of John Q. Public comes into focus. Concerned that the same could become the order of the...
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Steve Rosen (left), AIPAC's former foreign-policy issues director, leaves U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., on Aug. 16. Rosen and and Keith Weissman (seen at right flanked by his lawyer and his wife), a former Iran analyst at the organization, pleaded not guilty to the charges at a court hearing. The two men will mount a joint defense; a trial...
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Jewish communal leaders walked away from the mid-August national assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America victorious: The church body, eschewing the tactics of the Presbyterian Church USA, the Episcopal Church USA and the United Church of Christ, handily defeated a proposal to divest its funds from corporations that do business in Israel. But the victory came with a...
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