Monday, December 29, 2014 Tevet 7, 5775

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Both American economists who won the Nobel Prize for economics — Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley — have ties to Israeli universities. The professors won the prize, called the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, for their research in how to make economic markets work better by more precisely matching supply with demand. The news followed the...
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MARSEILLE, France (JTA) — SOS Racisme, a Paris-based anti-discrimination organization, said it was considering making complaints against some Twitter users after the phrase UnBonJuif on Oct. 10 became the third most popular hashtag among French Twitter users. Literally meaning “good Jew,” it sparked thousands of Twitter users to enter what the French daily Le Monde termed “a competition of anti-Semitic...
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NEW YORK (JTA) — The Anti-Defamation League withdrew from a national Jewish-Christian interfaith dialogue after church leaders asked Congress to re-evaluate U.S. military aid to Israel. The ADL in a statement called the request “a serious breach of trust by mainline Protestant Church leaders” participating in the annual interfaith meeting, which will be held on Oct. 22. The religious leaders...
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NEW YORK (JTA) — Orthodox Jewish groups have sued New York City to block a required warning to parents of the dangers of a ritual in which the circumciser uses his mouth to draw blood from the baby’s penis. The lawsuit was filed Oct. 11 in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan by the Central Rabbinical Congress of the United...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the European Union for adopting new sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu, speaking Tuesday at the start of a meeting in Jerusalem with European Union member state ambassadors, called the sanctions “tough” and said Iran was “the greatest threat to peace in our time.” “These sanctions are hitting the Iranian economy hard, [but]...
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