New Leader of Orthodox Rabbinic Group Confronts an Organization Divided

Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has a modest goal for the Rabbinical Council of America: He hopes to keep the Orthodox group from splitting apart.

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Lawyer Who Promotes Anti-Sharia Laws Publishes New Study on Islamic Extremism

Little-known N.Y. lawyer David Yerushalmi has been a driving force behind a push to ban Islamic law. Now, he claims American mosques are hotbeds of extremism.

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Fire Tears Through High-Profile Manhattan Synagogue

A four-alarm fire Thursday night engulfed Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, a large and high-profile Modern Orthodox synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Leon Panetta, a Defense Secretary With a Long History of Cooperation with Israel

Nathan Guttman reports on how the new Pentagon chief, Leon Panetta, a Catholic budget wonk, became a friend of Israel and won the trust of American Jews.

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AJC’s New ‘Green’ Building Is Also a Political Statement

The American Jewish Committee won environmentally conscious LEED certification for its headquarters. It hopes to help the planet and decrease dependence on Arab oil.

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