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3 Fast Fact about Ryan’s Plans for Medicare

Posted on: August 15th, 2012

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Andrew Biggs highlights some basic facts about VP candidate Paul Ryan’s plans for Medicare: 1. No one over the age of 55 would be affected in any way. 2. Traditional Medicare fee-for-service would remain available for all. “Premium support”—that is, government funding of private insurance plans chosen by individuals—is an option for those who choose […]

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Panetta(l) and Barak(r) deliver statements in Ashkelon. An Iron Dome rocket shield is behind them. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012.
 

Sacramento-Ashekelon: Sister Cities

Posted on: August 15th, 2012

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To a packed Council Chamber, the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to name Ashkelon as a sister city.

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Zev Wolfson
 

Philanthropist Zev Wolfson, Supporter of Torah Institutions, Dies at 84

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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A world renowned philanthropist, Wolfson helped spread Torah through kollel and outreach programs with many catering specifically to secular Jews in an effort to bring them closer to traditional Judaism.

Elana Romano (second from left) and Anki Spitzer (far right), widows of Israeli athletes who were murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games meeting with Andrea Faulkner, Australian ambassador to Israel, and Israeli deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon.
 

JCC Maccabi Games to Hold Worldwide Minute of Silence at Opening Ceremony

Posted on: August 10th, 2012

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Ankie Spitzer to lead worldwide minute of silence for ‘Munich 11’.

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Rabbi Joseph Berman, Boston chair of Jewish Voice for Peace.
 

US Jewish Peace Group Calling Romney Racist over Palestinian Culture Comment

Posted on: August 7th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Jewish Voice for Peace invited other haters of Israel to sign a letter to Mitt Romney, lambasting him for his "racist" and "ignorant" statements about Palestinians.

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Mitt Romney (L.) chats with Sheldon Adelson (R.) and Mel Sembler in Las Vegas last April.
 

Give ‘Em Hell, Sheldon: Adelson Presses Romney on Pollard, Jerusalem Embassy

Posted on: August 7th, 2012

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Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, has said he needs to see the relevant intelligence material accessible to a president before deciding.

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Matan Siyum HaShas
 

Women Celebrate Completing Daf Yomi Cycle, Asking ‘Why Not?’

Posted on: August 5th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

On August 1, the biggest Jewish American event ever took place – the completion of the daily learning of the entire Gemara, which happens once every 7 and a half years, known as Siyum HaShas – filling of 90,000 seats at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. However, a significantly smaller, but just as intriguing group celebrated the event in skirts, scarves and a spirit of sisterhood in Jerusalem.

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Efraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad
 

Former Mossad Chief: ‘If I Were an Iranian, I Would Be Very Fearful of the Next 12 Weeks’

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Efraim Halevy, former head of the Mossad, made the statement to the New York Times on Thursday. Later in the day, he told Israel Army Radio that Iran's "math is off if they think they have open-ended immunity."

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Secretary Panetta (L) and Minister Barak in front of an Iron Dome rocket defense shield battery outside Ashkelon in southern Israel last Wednesday.
 

Source: Behind Closed Doors Panetta Called Israel Ungrateful, ‘Chazerai’

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In private conversations Panetta expressed frustration at the lack of confidence expressed by Netanyahu and Barak.

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US Queen of Kosher: “I’m a Jewish Person and it’s the Jewish Homeland, and I Want to Go Home!”

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012

SectionsAliyah

With great emotion and to the joy of Jewish foodies throughout the world, the Queen of Kosher cooking is coming home to rule the roast/roost.

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Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak (L) met U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
 

Panetta: US Will Consider Using Force Against Iran Nukes

Posted on: August 1st, 2012

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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that if Iran does not negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program, it could face U.S. military action in tended to stop it from developing a nuclear bomb.

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney visits the Western Wall on Tisha B'Av
 

Aide: Romney Would ‘Respect’ Israeli Decision to Take Military Action Against Iran

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Dan Senor, Mitt Romney's national security aide, spoke to reporters shortly before the Presidential hopeful was scheduled to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Senor was quoted as saying: "If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing that capability, the governor would respect that decision."

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Photo-Essay: Mr. Romney Goes to Jerusalem

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

News & ViewsPhoto of the Day

Mitt Romney visited Israel, and on Sunday met with Israeli leaders. Here are the photos.

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Michael Goldstein voted for Obama in 2008
 

Republicans Unveiling Jewish Democrats’ Buyer’s Remorse Ads

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The multimillion-dollar advertising campaign, titled “My Buyer’s Remorse,” will be aired in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania in the coming weeks.

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Eden Memorial Park, Mission Hills, CA
 

Calif. Court Clears Path for Suit against Texas Corporation for Desecrating Jewish Cemetery

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

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The California State Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower-court decision that gave class-action status to a lawsuit alleging mass desecration of grave sites at Eden Memorial Park, 11500 Sepulveda Blvd, Mission Hills, CA, a Jewish cemetery which is under the care of the Texas-based Service Corporation International, thus clearing the way for injured families to seek hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.

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Williamsburg storefront sign bans immodest attire.
 

Williamsburg Store Owners Slammed for Banning Sleeveless Shoppers

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

News & ViewsJewish

A ban by some Orthodox Brooklyn shopkeepers on customers’ cleavage and bare shoulders has raised the ire of some local consumers.

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Has it been 4 years already? Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama lays a wreath at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, July, 2008.
 

Obama Campaign: President Will Visit Israel During Second Term

Posted on: July 24th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

When pressed by reporters on Obama's perceived disfavor towards Israel – which appeared to manifest most notably in his failure to visit Israel in his first term despite coming to the region to visit Saudi Arabia and Egypt – campaign spokesman Colin Kahl said that "Being a friend of Israel shouldn't be judged by a travel itinerary...I don't think this is a serious policy difference; it's basically a distraction."

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Zack Pollack (center) in his special wheelchair, joins his new friends to build rafts on the beach at the Sea of Galilee, as part of Yad B’Yad.
 

Yachad Takes Quadriplegic Youth on a Trip of a Lifetime

Posted on: July 21st, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

When no one would take Zack Pollak on a trip to Israel, Yachad was there. He, along with 75 other Yachad members and high school students, left last Sunday afternoon for five weeks in Israel on the Yachad summer program Yad B’Yad (YBY – "Hand in hand").

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An undated handout photo released by the University of Colorado shows James Holmes, reportedly the shooter at a theater in Aurora, Colorado.
 

Colorado Shooter Was Camp Counselor for Jewish Big Brothers and Sisters

Posted on: July 21st, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

He worked as a camp counselor in Los Angeles County in 2008 that was run by Jewish Big Brothers and Sisters.

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Rep. Michele Bachmann accused Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Fla), the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, of ties to the Muslim Brothers.
 

Michelle Bachmann Doubles Down on Muslim Brotherhood Infesting US Government Charge

Posted on: July 20th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is making fresh allegations of ties between an Islamist movement and vast parts of the U.S. government.

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