Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774

By:
Gil Shefler, JTA
The announcement of Hugo Chavez's death sent many in Caracas into panic mode, fearing that the death of this larger-than-life figure — alternately loved or reviled by millions in his country — might lead to chaos in the streets.
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Ron Kampeas , JTA
President Barack Obama told a group of Jewish officials that prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are “bleak,” but he still will urge both sides to get negotiations back on track.
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Zev Hurwitz, Israel Campus Beat
Three California universities’ student governments addressed resolutions that sought to divest funds from companies doing business with Israel last week. One initiative passed, another failed and the third was postponed for the second time after more than 12 hours of discussions.
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After just a year and a half on the job, Rabbi Mark Robbins has resigned his post as director of the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey Region of the American Jewish Committee.
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In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Steve Schorr wanted to digitally preserve Beth Sholom Congregation.
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