Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

By:
Josh Lipowsky, JTA
The New York Jewish communal world reacted with shock this week to news that the longtime head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty had been fired for alleged financial improprieties.
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By:
Ben Sales, JTA
Two years after emerging as a "reluctant activist" against haredi Orthodox domination in her Israeli city, Hadassa Margolese has left because of harsh words from members of her Modern Orthodox community.
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Four major contenders seeking to replace U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz in the House of Representatives are already locked in an intense fundraising battle, together taking in a little more than $1 million this spring.
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By:
Ron Kampeas, JTA
Four of the declared candidates in the Massachusetts governor's race are Jewish, and all are grounding their campaigns in the religious imperative to repair the world.
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Israel has asked Congress not to exempt it from aid cuts under the sequestration.
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