Jewish Umbrella Group Backs New Gun Controls

The Jewish community’s umbrella group on policy issues has adopted a new resolution regarding mass violence acts, reaffirming the community’s support for gun control but stopping short of calling for a complete ban on the sale of assault rifles.

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Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue Has Change of Heart About Demolition

Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, a historic 163-year-old synagogue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, wanted to demolish itself. Its rabbi has had a change of heart.

Looming Sequestration Cuts Cause Split Among Israel Aid Advocates

Pro-Israel advocates have long pushed for aid to the Jewish state as part of the entire foreign aid package. The sequester cuts have changed that, at least for AIPAC.

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The Kotel Is Close to Our Hearts

American Jews are speaking out about one of the issues that is closest to their hearts: the right of women to pray as they please at the Western Wall in Jerusalem

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Can Barack Obama Win Over Israelis While Mounting New Push for Peace?

President Obama may see his upcoming visit as a chance to win over the Israeli public. But if he also makes a push for peace, any honeymoon could be short-lived.

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