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Rabbi Jonah Pesner, an official of the Union for Reform Judaism, is considering a run for the open Massachusetts U.S. Senate seat.
Pesner, of Newton, Mass., told the Boston Phoenix in a story posted Jan. 7 that he is having “exploratory conversations” about a run to replace Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), whom President Obama has nominated to be secretary of state. He would run as a Democrat.
Pesner, a senior vice president for the Reform organization, was a leader of an interfaith alliance that was considered critical in bringing about universal health care coverage in Massachusetts — a template for Obama’s version that was passed in 2010.
The winner of a special vote for the seat would face reelection in two years, when it would revert to the typical six-year term.
Former Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is lobbying Gov. Deval Patrick to name him the interim senator until the election takes place, likely by springtime.
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Palestinian Authority manipulation of the media makes it impossible for peace between PA Arabs and Israelis.
“I know that you spent your vacation doing things not according to what you planned,” the prime minister told students in southern Israel.
Heavy fighting in Syria is overflowing into Israel.
A Syrian rebel group attacks dozens of UN peacekeepers in the Golan Heights; others are held captive. UNDOF head is challenged.
The price of self-service 95 octane gasoline in Israel dropped by a tiny bit — one agora per liter — at midnight on Sunday.
Residents of Gaza Belt communities were furious and worried on the first day of school to find no one at the guard posts.
Arab terror gangs have again attacked Israeli travelers over the past few hours on main arteries around Jerusalem.
Minister Bennett praised the government in a visit to Gush Etzion for its decision to answer terror with Jewish expansion.
The International Criminal Court at The Hague has no jurisdiction over Gaza or anywhere else in the PA — yet.
Jerusalem Arabs attacked the Light Rail train Monday morning as it passed through the northern Arab neighborhood of Shuafat.
Arab media claim the US is again pressuring Israel to restart final status talks with the Palestinian Authority.
The Obama administration has sharply condemned the Israeli government’s decision Sunday to designate a lot in Gush Etzion as state land.
What is interesting is the latest reason the Arabs are rioting…
A mortar launched from Syria landed inside an Israeli agricultural area, close to 9am.
Mixing the Haredi Lev Tahor cult with a bunch of fiercely religious Roman Catholics is a recipe for dynamite.
Netanyahu gets support from Congressmen on House Armed Services Committee
Nearly 200 Hollywood elite, including Sylvester Stallone and Seth Rogen, signed a statement condemning Hamas as its conflict with Israel continues.
Police entered the apartment after relatives were unable to contact the couple.
If you are worried about your child marrying a non-Jew, and you should be, then move to Israel.
If “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” Diaspora Jews are in big trouble.
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