General Robert Magnus and 50 Marines Honor Fallen Heroes at Jewish Center

“In front of the Torah, we pay tribute to those who served our country,” said Rabbi Yosie Levine of the Jewish Center, in Manhattan, which hosted the May 30 Jewish Community Memorial Day Event, “An Appreciation of America’s Service Members.” With a U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard on the bimah, Levine told the guests: “Each Shabbat we pray and say todah [thank you]…. May God bless America.”

Solving the Mystery of Washington’s Famous Letter

Just how did George Washington’s 1790 letter promising religious pluralism end up in a warehouse in suburban Maryland? The Forward investigates.

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Are Jews Warming to the Tea Party?

Tea Party activists like Michele Bachmann and Glenn Beck are taking on Israel policy — and a new poll shows that Jews may be increasingly drawn to the movement.

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Conservative Judaism's Umbrella Group Cuts 15 Jobs and Regional Operations

Conservative Judaism’s North American congregational umbrella has announced the elimination of its regional operations as it begins to implement the strategic plan it adopted this spring.

Weiner Seeks Professional Treatment and Leave From Congress

New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, a rising Jewish political star and a staunch supporter of Israel, went today to seek professional treatment for the behavior he admitted to this week — exchanging sexual messages and photos with women he met online — and he’ll ask for a short leave from Congress for this purpose.

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