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Rabbi Tobin Installation speech

21.01.2014

Rabbi Asekoff Benediction

21.01.2014

Tribute to Rabbi Asekoff

21.01.2014

French Jewish Leader Softens Stance on ‘Anti-Semitic’ Quenelle 

Jewish Daily Forward – Roger Cukierman, the president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities, adjusted his position in a filmed interview published 

Approved: Bill for One Chief Rabbi in Israel

The Jewish Voice – Not only have the Ashkenazi and Sephardic communities effectively been combined in  Therefore, its unification will affect all Jewish communities.

French Jewish Leader Softens Stance on ‘Anti-Semitic’ Quenelle 

Jewish Daily Forward – Roger Cukierman, the president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewish communities, adjusted his position in a filmed interview published 

Kiev clashes spur cancellation of annual Holocaust memorial
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
On Tuesday, Rabbi Boruch Gorin of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia called on Ukrainian authorities to place Jewish community institutions in Kiev under protection throughout the day. In a statement made to the RIA Novosty news agency, 
See all stories on this topic »Touring Jewish Spain
San Diego Jewish World
It also prompts me to pay respect to my Jewish heritage by visiting Jewish communities and attempting to understand what happened there, if not ever comprehending why. I visited Chamberí, Madrid’s old Jewish quarter (Judería Vieja), for the first time 
See all stories on this topic »Birthright expands eligibility for free trips to Israel
Cleveland Jewish News
In the 13-plus years since philanthropists Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt joined forces with the Israeli government, the Jewish Agency for Israel, global Jewish communities, and other philanthropists to fund Birthright, the program has taken 
See all stories on this topic »Jewish Spain’s Myriad Attractions Leave No Time for a Siesta
Algemeiner
It also prompts me to pay respect to my Jewish heritage by visiting Jewish communities and attempting to understand what happened there, if not ever comprehending why. I visited Chamberí, Madrid’s old Jewish quarter (Judería Vieja), for the first time 
See all stories on this topic »Kiev Holocaust memorial event cancelled due to protests
St. Louis Jewish Light
(JTA) — Amid fatal clashes between police and demonstrators in Kiev, Jewish community representatives cancelled an annual Holocaust remembrance event out of safety concerns. Some 400 Jews were expected to attend the event on Jan. 27, International 
See all stories on this topic »California Legislature launches a Jewish caucus
Sacramento Bee (blog)
A group of California lawmakers have banded together to form a new legislative caucus focused on issues they believe matter to the Jewish community. The Legislative Jewish Caucus will also form a political action committee to raise money to support 
See all stories on this topic »A Child’s-Eye View Of Pre-Shoah Jewish Life
The Jewish Week
In the final analysis, “Life Is Strange,” a low-key, often charming and sometimes moving look at life in the Jewish communities of Europe before the Shoah, is a bit better than that opening stumble might suggest, but it certainly suffers from the 
See all stories on this topic »Anti-Semitic Violence Frightens Ukrainian Jews Amid Protests
Algemeiner
JNS.org – Two violent anti-Semitic incidents that took place in Kiev, Ukraine, over the course of a week have alarmed the Ukrainian Jewish community. Some experts speculate that the events could be related to the political conflict that has engulfed 
See all stories on this topic »The Jewish Cardinal Who Spoke Yiddish
Jewish Daily Forward (blog)
Nicknamed “the Bulldozer,” Lustiger —moving up in rank and position — challenges sclerotic Vatican obstinacy, seeks outreach and is constantly defending his religious duality, which rankles both the church and the Jewish community. His visit to 
See all stories on this topic »Doing the math on Dems and the Iran sanctions bill
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
The White House is competing hard with backers of the bill, including leading pro-Israel groups, for the remaining 21 members of the Democratic caucus. Among them are key players in states with substantial Jewish communities, like Sen. Harry Reid (D 
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Kiev clashes spur cancellation of annual Holocaust memorial
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
On Tuesday, Rabbi Boruch Gorin of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia called on Ukrainian authorities to place Jewish community institutions in Kiev under protection throughout the day. In a statement made to the RIA Novosty news agency, 
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Touring Jewish Spain
San Diego Jewish World
It also prompts me to pay respect to my Jewish heritage by visiting Jewish communities and attempting to understand what happened there, if not ever comprehending why. I visited Chamberí, Madrid’s old Jewish quarter (Judería Vieja), for the first time 
See all stories on this topic »
Birthright expands eligibility for free trips to Israel
Cleveland Jewish News
In the 13-plus years since philanthropists Charles Bronfman and Michael Steinhardt joined forces with the Israeli government, the Jewish Agency for Israel, global Jewish communities, and other philanthropists to fund Birthright, the program has taken 
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Kiev Holocaust memorial event cancelled due to protests
St. Louis Jewish Light
(JTA) — Amid fatal clashes between police and demonstrators in Kiev, Jewish community representatives cancelled an annual Holocaust remembrance event out of safety concerns. Some 400 Jews were expected to attend the event on Jan. 27, International 
See all stories on this topic »
A Child’s-Eye View Of Pre-Shoah Jewish Life
The Jewish Week
In the final analysis, “Life Is Strange,” a low-key, often charming and sometimes moving look at life in the Jewish communities of Europe before the Shoah, is a bit better than that opening stumble might suggest, but it certainly suffers from the 
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State campaign pushes pre-kindergarten
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
In one room at the Jewish Community Center in Squirrel Hill, adults were kicking off a statewide campaign to seek access to high quality pre-kindergarten education for all 3- and 4-year-olds in the state. In other rooms, 3- and 4-year-olds were living 
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Germany: No ‘Settlements’ in Cooperation Agreements
Arutz Sheva
Germany is conditioning research support and cooperation with Israel on the exclusion ofJewish communities in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, AFP reported on Thursday, citing the Haaretz newspaper. According to the report, Berlin’s decision 
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A Table for Two Cultures
Georgetown University The Hoya
The Jewish community at Georgetown itself makes up only about 7 percent of the student body, and while the few Jews of Latin American origin have formed a close-knit community, some also find it difficult to identify with the larger Georgetown community.
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The Jewish Cardinal Who Spoke Yiddish
Jewish Daily Forward (blog)
His visit to Auschwitz — where his mother was murdered —coincides with the Carmelite Nuns’ Auschwitz Convent controversy — and galvanizes him to defend the world’sJewish communities‘ outrage. Cardinal Lustiger and Masha Leon in 1998. // Karen 
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NY federation taps Wall Street lawyer for CEO
Cleveland Jewish News
While the new position at UJA-Federation will be his first paid job in the Jewish community or nonprofit sector, he has served as a lay leader at various Jewish organizations, including UJA-Federation, Manhattan Day School, The Ramaz School, the Beth 
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