Issue 22

Friday, May 28, 2010

Local News

Religious accommodations in the workplace at BD lunch

Beth David Synagogue’s June Shabbat luncheon will feature Michael Wright as the guest speaker.

Obama, Jewish lawmakers discuss Israel, strategy

WASHINGTON (JTA) – President Barack Obama exchanged views with Jewish Congress members on his relations with Israel and discussed strategies on how to counter the perception that he is not pro-Israel.

Reporter editor wins Syracuse Press Club award

Reporter Assistant Editor Michael Nassberg won second place for his critique “Darkly Humorous Documentary Explores the Global State of Anti-Semitism” in the print category of the 2009 Syracuse Press Club Awards.

Israel News

Study of American Jews making its way into Israeli schools

TEL AVIV, Israel (JTA) – The Jews of America may be the largest Jewish community in the Diaspora, but that does not mean Israeli schoolchildren learn much about them.

International News

Unusual coalition gov’t leaves British Jews uncertain on policy

LONDON (JTA) – With Britons uncertain of how the country’s first coalition government since World War II will go about governing, the country’s Jewish community appears to be taking a wait-and-see approach to the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government.


Hugging and wrestling with Israel

(JTA) – I have long straddled two worlds with regard to Diaspora engagement with Zionism and the state of Israel.


Making a trip to the stars of Memorial Day

LOS ANGELES (JTA) – What stands for those who have fallen?
As a small boy, I played with green plastic soldiers. Sometimes after they died in backyard battle, I would mark their passing with a little cross made of twigs. Even then it seemed off.

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