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 By Sean Savage    News    August 8, 2014

While Gaza conflict rages, CUFI summit rallies Christian support for Israel

WASHINGTON, DC-With the conflict in Israel in their hearts and on their minds, thousands of evangelical Christians converged on Washington, DC, from July 21-22 to flex their collective muscles for...

 By Ron Kampeas    News    August 8, 2014

Amid uncertainty of an open-ended war, U.S.-Israel tensions rise

WASHINGTON (JTA)—The dramatic developments in the war between Hamas and Israel have been accompanied by sharp ups and downs in U.S.-Israel relations. On Monday, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, made nice with the U.S....


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Shelling of U.N. Gaza school kills at least 10 Palestinians JERUSALEM (JTA)—At least 10 Palestinians were killed and dozens wounded in the shelling of a United Nations school in southern Gaza. Palestinian and United Nations officials blamed the...


Authors examine education's impact on Jewish history

Why has education been so important to the Jewish people? Author Maristella Botticini says a unique religious norm enacted within Judaism two millennia ago made male literacy universal among Jews many centuries earlier than it was universal for the...


Talking with Zach Braff, Kate Hudson & Mandy Patinkin of 'Wish I Was Here'

(KVELLER.COM)-Zach Braff's new movie, "Wish I Was Here," offers plenty to talk about. I sat down with three of the film's stars, Zach Braff, Kate Hudson and Mandy Patinkin, to talk about their Jewish...


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