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Ten Years After Schneerson’s Death, Lubavitch Movement Flourishes

By Steven I. Weiss

This is the first in a series about the progress of the Lubavitch movement since the death of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the charismatic head of the Lubavitch chasidic movement, died 10 years ago this week, leaving both followers and observers wondering about the future of the highly successful religiousRead More


Liberal Coalition’s Opposition Seen Likely To Stop Religious Freedom Bill

WASHINGTON — Opposition from a growing coalition of national civil rights organizations, as well as a tight legislative schedule in Congress, appear to be damaging the chances for approval of a religious freedom bill that is a top priority for Jewish groups, congressional aides and Jewish activists say.The bill, the Workers Religious FreedomRead More


Mending a Fractured Relationship Through Diplomacy

By Nathaniel Popper

Stefan Schlueter’s effort to heal Germany’s wounded past extends even to the linguistic level. When speaking about Germans today, he carefully uses the phrases “non-Jewish Germans” and “Jewish Germans” to emphasize that both are a part of the German community.“It would give Hitler a small victory to think of Jews and Germans asRead More


Newsdesk June 18, 2004

Rabbi Settles CaseThe senior rabbi of the Temple of Aaron in St. Paul, Minn., settled a lawsuit alleging that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a woman he was counseling. However, he has retracted his decision to resign from the Conservative synagogue.“Right now he’s reweighing his options, but is frankly overwhelmedRead More


Liberal Activists Strive To Reclaim Faith

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Vowing to break the religious right’s monopoly in harnessing religion to politics, hundreds of liberal activists — Christians, Jews, Muslims and others — convened in Washington last week for what they hope will be the kickoff of a new movement rooted in an historic tradition of religion-inspired American liberalism.“We areRead More


Hebrew National Certified Kosher — But Not Kosher Enough for Some

By Miriam Colton and Steven I. Weiss

Hebrew National became the unchallenged king of the kosher meat industry by marketing its product to non-Jews with the help of several catchy advertising slogans, including the famous, “We answer to a higher authority.” But its success masked a bizarre twist: Most kosher consumers won’t eat the company‘s products.But with the departureRead More


Tenet Praised for Role in Talks

Few Washington insiders seemed prepared last week to accept the claim that George Tenet was resigning from his post as CIA director for “personal reasons.”Tenet and his agency have been under fire in recent months from critics who say the CIA supplied false intelligence used by the Bush administration to justify last year’s invasion of Iraq.Read More


Administration Pushes Disengagement Plan for Gaza

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Though skeptical about the reliability of the political process in Jerusalem, the Bush administration and its international partners are pushing hard for implementation of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s disengagement plan after it was approved Sunday by his Cabinet.The Bush administration reacted with guarded relief this weekRead More


Prison Abuse Scandal May Influence Detainees’ Cases

By Marc Perelman

The prison abuse scandal in Iraq could affect Supreme Court rulings in key pending terrorism-related cases, according to human rights advocates and lawyers involved with those cases.The cases pending before the Supreme Court include one filed on behalf of a dozen foreign detainees in the U.S. military facilityRead More


Paris Yeshiva Student Stabbed While Leaving School

By With Reporting by Jta.

PARIS — A teenage Jewish yeshiva student was stabbed and seriously wounded last Friday in a Paris suburb by a knife-wielding assailant shouting “Allahu akhbar,” Arabic for “God is great.”The teenager, Yisrael Yifrah, 17, was stabbed in the chest at approximately 4:00 p.m. on June 4 as he left a Jewish school, the Mekor Yisrael yeshiva,Read More


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