Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
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Rachel Silverman, JE Staff
In a rural Ugandan outpost, black women bake challah over a charcoal stove. The men, most of whom are subsistence farmers, have names like Jacob, Isaiah or Solomon. There is no electricity here, but five synagogues dot the surrounding hills, drawing crowds of kepah-toting locals on Shabbat. Though scenes like these, as described by Philadelphia photojournalist Jay Sand, read like...
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In April, they came out in droves. They raised their voices for the victims, shouting "never again" for Africa. The American Jewish activists who descended upon Washington that spring day came to assist a distant people they knew little -- and almost everything -- about. But just how long-lasting -- how deep -- do the ties between American Jews and...
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Israel possesses the intelligence and capability to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, according to Efraim Halevy, who served as the head of Israel's intelligence agency, the Mossad, from 1998-2002. "You must assume that we know more than probably many people think we know," said Halevy, who spoke Monday to about 100 people at the law offices of Ballard Spahr...
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Rally addresses Darfur, and modern genocide
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Carrying posters that read "Not on our watch" and " Lo l'olam od " - or "Never again," in Hebrew - American Jews from across the denominational and political spectrum demonstrated in the nation's capital on Sunday, joining a coalition of religious and ethnic groups that called for an end to the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan...
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The potential of a nuclear-armed Iran, whose president has called repeatedly for Israel to be wiped off the map, represents the single gravest threat to international stability and American security, according to John R. Bolton, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "Time is not on our side in this matter," he stressed during a speech last week at the Park-Hyatt...
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