Congregation B’nai Israel escaped Sandy with little damage. Since the storm struck, the Toms River shul has played an outsized role in the recovery effort on the Jersey Shore.
The effect of Israel’s attack on Gaza was cruelly ironic. By attacking Hamas, it bolstered the Islamist movement in its bitter feud with more moderate Palestinians like Mahmoud Abbas.
Given its ties to Hamas and the U.S., Egypt has a huge stake in brokering a successful resolution to the Gaza crisis. Can Mohammed Morsi pull it off?
The Zionist Organization of America faces more unwanted attention. The group has fired an internal critic who aired concerns about its tax woes, and a California branch disbanded.
Yeshiva students in New York get millions in federal Pell Grants. Despite harsh budget cuts, the state now allows them to benefit from the state’s Tuition Assistance Program, too.
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