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 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 15, 2019

J Street presses candidates on conditioning aid to Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA)—J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, is making conditioning U.S. aid to Israel on halting settlement expansion a plank ahead of the 2020 presidential elections. “Our aid is not intended to be a blank check,...

 

Obituary - HOWARD STANLEY FREEDMAN

(Herschel Shmuel ben Reuven) Howard Stanley Freedman of Altamonte Springs passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. He was 87 years old. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, on May 26, 1932, to the late Ruben and Adeline Freedman. In June...

 

Obituary - ROSALIND JEAN FRIEDMAN LEVITT

(Rachel Leah bat Moshe) Rosalind Levitt passed away Nov. 6, 2019. She was born Oct. 13 1921, in the Bronx, New York City. She had a marvelous life. She and her husband, Jack, who predeceased her worked together in the family business and traveled...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 15, 2019

What presidential wannabes said at J Street

Taking a turn on J Street J Street convened its eighth annual conference this week, its 11th year of existence. The gathering attracted 4,000 activists and marked a major turning point in how Democrats treat Israel: Withholding aid to pressure the...

 
 By Ben Harris    News    November 15, 2019

5 innovative ways Jewish day schools are reducing tuition costs

Ask any parent of Jewish day school students about the biggest challenge they face in providing a solid Jewish education for their kids: Chances are they’ll talk about tuition. At some schools in the New York-New Jersey area, where most U.S. Jewish...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Hasidic Jews chased and punched in series of attacks in Brooklyn’s Borough Park By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Several identifiably Jewish men and boys were attacked in a string of assaults in the Borough Park community of Brooklyn on the same night....

 

Sister of Israeli-American woman jailed in Russia: 'She's losing it'

(JTA)-In August, Liad Goldberg visited her sister in a Russian jail. It had been four months since Naama Issachar had been arrested at a Moscow airport while on a layover and accused of drug smuggling...

 

Rescue under fire

It was during the Second Intifada, horrific terrorist attacks were breaking out daily-shootings, bus bombings, tragedy after tragedy. An attack in Otniel, in the Hebron Hills, left a student and...

 

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