Federations Bounce Israel Critics From Contest

The national umbrella organization for Jewish federations has removed harsh critics of Israel from an online voting contest designed to identify “heroes” within the Jewish community.

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Pro-Palestinian Student Activists Plan Push

Pro-Palestinian groups hope to expand their reach and push for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. Students for Justice in Palestine plans a national conference.

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Kosher Meat Still Slaughtered Inhumanely

American consumers buy millions of pounds of glatt kosher beef slaughtered overseas using inhumane methods. A Forward probe asks why it is certified as kosher.

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Disputed Practice Persists at Iowa Plant

Practices at the glatt kosher Iowa slaughterhouse once home to the scandal-ridden Agriprocessors meatpacking firm are improving, observers and plant operators say. But some techniques employed at the plant continue to draw criticism from activists.

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Jews and Latinos Seek Common Ground

Jews and Latinos have a strong, if somewhat uneasy, alliance in Los Angeles politics. With Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa leaving office, Jewish candidates are aiming to replace him.

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