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Florida Prisoner To Receive Kosher Food

By Julie Kay

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — The battle to secure kosher meals for an observant Jew serving a life sentence in a Florida prison has been won, but activists say the war is not over. It is still being waged in Florida and a handful of other states that refuse to offer kosher food to inmates.The Florida Department of Corrections recently settled a lawsuitRead More


IN OTHER WORDS...

By Oren Rawls

Guardian Angel: According to the Eurobarometer of public opinion recently released by the European Union, six out of every 10 Britons believe Israel to be a threat to world peace. Julie Burchill is not one of them.The contrarian columnist for the Guardian, the newspaper of choice for Britain’s intelligentsia, is moving on at the end of theRead More


Newsdesk December 5, 2003

Argentine Judge DroppedAn Argentine court has dismissed the judge in charge of the investigation of the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. A court in charge of overseeing magistrates decided to take the case out of the hands of investigative judge Juan Jose Galeano and give it to another magistrate, Judge Rodolfo CanicobaRead More


Trying To Match Bush’s Monetary Might

By Gus Tyler

The decision of two Democratic presidential candidates, Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts and former Vermont governor Howard Dean, to forego federal funding in their campaigns must come as a shocker to many Democrats. Federal funding of presidential campaigns was supposed to be a way to liberate candidates from the need to obligate themselves toRead More


Candidates’ Representatives Discuss Jewish Vote, Middle East

By Eric Marx

Representatives for seven of the nine Democratic presidential candidates squared off this week on issues of importance to the Jewish community, ranging from health care and abortion to Israel and the war on terrorism.The “Democratic Presidential Insider Roundtable,” sponsored by the New York chapter of the National Jewish Democratic Council,Read More


CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL

By E.J. Kessler

Jews for Clark: As retired general Wesley Clark campaigned at a large synagogue in south Florida this week, one of the grassroots groups supporting his campaign, “Jews for Clark,” was spreading the word about the general with an e-mail message that raised some eyebrows at Clark’s campaign headquarters in Little Rock.The e-mail message putsRead More


‘Rabbi Cool’ and Rock Opera Draw Stars, Upscale Spiritualists

By Nathaniel Popper

Jewish grandmothers, aging hippies and Jerry Seinfeld all filed into the auditorium of Manhattan’s Asia Society last week for a $500-a-head benefit for CLAL, The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. Then the lights dimmed and a man with large hair took the stage, wearing tight black pants and a shimmering golden shirt unbuttonedRead More


Specter Launches New Sanctions Push

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Emboldened by the overwhelming congressional vote this month to impose sanctions on Syria, Middle East hawks on Capitol Hill are pushing similar legislation targeted at Saudi Arabia.At the same time, most observers say the Bush administration appears unlikely to act against either country.Senator Arlen Specter, aRead More


Behind Every Successful Indian Hotel Owner…

By Max Gross

Not too long ago there was a story circulating around the Asian American Hotel Owners Association that a petition would be launched to change its president’s name.There are approximately 8,400 AAHOA members, all of them Indian or Indian American. And many of them said, albeit in jest, that their president should have a more Indian-sounding name.Read More


U.S. Peace Coalition Rejects Unofficial Israeli-Palestinian Pact

By Eric Marx

One of the country’s largest anti-war coalitions has voted against endorsing an informal diplomatic effort to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — a move that perplexed some Jewish groups in the coalition.The November 16 vote by the Palestine Working Group of United for Peace and Justice reflected the belief among some members of theRead More





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