Join Meir Panim’s campaign to “light up” Chanukah for families in need.
We note that the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations will be holding a dinner next week marking 50 years of peerless service to the Jewish community. The dinner will honor recent chairmen of the Presidents Conference as well as its indefatigable vice chairman, Malcolm Hoenlein, who has served in that capacity for more than 25 years and has become the public face of the organization.
The Presidents Conference has proven to be a no-nonsense, wholly professional, behind-the-scenes power and has emerged as key to such significant issues as advancing the special relationship between the United States and Israel; aiding endangered Jewish communities worldwide; and building support for Israel in the United Nations and around the world. It is also playing a leading role in mobilizing opposition to Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions.
The various Conference programs for addressing these and other issues are an impressive story of vision, proactive thinking and innovation. Thus, the Leadership Action Network provides timely information and background on issues affecting Israel to over 350 pro-Israel organizations and individuals and reaches a network of more than seven million subscribers.
America’s Voices in Israel arranges visits to Israel for entertainment and media personalities, opinion molders and influential diplomatic, ethnic and religious leaders.
The Lawfare Project works to combat the growing use of the law as a weapon of war against Israel and the United States by mobilizing government officials and legal experts.
The Secure Community Network, as its name suggests, works closely with law enforcement to coordinate information sharing and security policies in order to promote security for American Jewish communal institutions and communities across the country.
The Daily Alert is an electronic daily briefing on essential news and analyses about Israel, the Middle East Iran and other key issues. It reaches hundreds of thousands of readers around the world, including government leaders and key policy makers.
We salute the Conference leadership, past and present, and the 49 major Jewish organizations that constitute is membership. Those member organizations are politically and religiously diverse but have nevertheless joined together to promote our community’s common goals.
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The decision to not publicly light the Menorah in Sydney, epitomizes the eternal dilemma of Judaism and Jews in the Diaspora.
Am Yisrael is one family, filled with excruciating pain&sorrow for losing the 4 kedoshim of Har Nof
What is its message of the dreidel?” The complexity and hidden nature of history and miracles.
Police play down Arab terrorism as mere “violence” until the truth can no longer be hidden.
The 7 branches of the menorah represent the 7 pillars of secular wisdom, knowledge, and science.
Obama obtained NO verifiable commitments from Cuba it would desist from acts prejudicial to the US
No one would deny that the program subjected detainees to less than pleasant treatment, but the salient point is, for what purpose?
For the past six years President Obama has consistently deplored all Palestinian efforts to end-run negotiations in search of a UN-imposed agreement on Israel.
It’s not an admiration. It is simply a kind of journalist fascination. It stands out, it’s different from more traditional Orthodoxy.
For Am Yisrael, the sun’s movements are subservient to the purpose of our existence.
Israelis now know Arab terrorism isn’t caused by Israeli occupation but by ending Israeli occupation
Anti-Semitism is a social toxin that destroys the things that people most cherish and enjoy.
Amb. Cooper highlighted the impact of the Chanukah/Maccabee spirit on America’s Founding Fathers
It seems to us that while the Jewish entitlement to the land of Israel transcends the Holocaust, the Jewish experience during that tragic time is the most solid of foundations for these “national rights.”
Last year the Obama administration sought to minimize civilian deaths from drone strikes by generally requiring that missile attacks be limited to instances where Americans were directly threatened and there was a “near certainty” that no civilians would be killed.
If anything, Operation Protective Edge showed that Israel will not pull punches when it comes to combating terror.
Toward the end of Operation Protective Edge this past summer, the president was unusually vocal about Israel’s so-called disproportionate use of force and alleged lack of compliance with international humanitarian law.
There was no accompanying caption, but the cartoon could not help but feed the anti-Semitic canard that Israel was responsible for 9/11.
An accomplished Torah scholar and ardent adherent of Bobov chassidus, he was renowned for his self-effacing dedication and skills as an international lawyer and law professor
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