Jewish news briefs: January 27, 2015

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Leaders gather to commemorate Auschwitz 70th anniversary of liberation (JNS.org) More than 300 Holocaust survivors along with world leaders are gathering at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on Tuesday to commemorate the 1.1 million killed there, as well as the millions of other victims killed during the period, as part of International Holocaust […]

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Blinken explains Obama’s policy on Iran sanctions

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Editor’s Note:  Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, a member of the Jewish community, outlined the Obama administration’s positions on Iran sanctions at a meeting of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs.  Following is a transcript provided by the U.S. State Department WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — Good morning, Chairman Shelby, […]

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‘Myself Our Israel': put them together and vote

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NEW YORK (Press Release)–Offering Diaspora Jewry the chance to directly impact upon issues relating to Israel and the broader Jewish world, elections are now underway for the US delegation to the 37th World Zionist Congress.  Members of the American Jewish community are encouraged to register and vote. “This election is a unique opportunity for American […]

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What’s really deflated? Obama’s foreign policy!

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By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel CHULA VISTA, California — For many of us who happen to be Tom Brady football fans, we read the story about Brady’s alleged deflated football. For those of you unfamiliar with what practical difference this all makes, bear in mind that an under-inflated ball, the legend goes, is easier to […]

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Numbers shrinking of WWII vets, Shoah survivors

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  By Dorian De Wind AUSTIN, Texas (SDONA)– We are all painfully aware of how the unrelenting and inexorable process of aging is taking from us hundreds of members of that Greatest Generation each and every day. The latest sad statistic provided by the Veterans Administration is that our World War II veterans are dying […]

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Iran should be opposed for more than nuclear program

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By Shoshana Bryen WASHINGTON, D.C. — In his State of the Union address, President Obama forcefully announced he would not accept “a nuclear-armed Iran.” This reflects his view that the only objectionable element of Iran’s behavior would be acquisition and possible use of such weapons. This is conveniently narrow. While the ability to produce nuclear […]

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Jewish news briefs: January 26, 2015

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Ari Ne’eman, disability self-advocate on a national stage, awarded $100K inclusion prize (JNS.org) Disability self-advocate Ari Ne’eman, a member of the President’s National Council on Disability, on Monday was named the recipient of the second annual Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion, a $100,000 prize from the Boston and Israel-based Ruderman Family Foundation (RFF) that […]

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AJC wishes Tsipras success as Greece’s new P.M.

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NEW YORK (Press Release)–The American Jewish Committee (AJC) congratulated Alexis Tsipras, head of the Syriza political party, which convincingly won Greece’s national elections on Sunday, Jan. 25. Tsipras will serve as prime minister in the next government, succeeding Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. “Greece continues to face enormous economic and social challenges that will engage the incoming […]

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Why Mr. Netanyahu goes to Washington

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By Steve Kramer ALFE MENASHE, Israel — The New York Times editorialized that the recently scheduled, third speech by Prime Minister Netanyahu to Congress will harm US-Israel ties. The Times of Israel quoted a White House spokesman that “Netanyahu spat in our face.” What’s the furor about? After all, Netanyahu is not the first foreign statesman […]

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Some spiritual advice for Super Bowl

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By Rabbi Rafi Andrusier LA MESA, California — The big Super Bowl game day is coming up and everyone has a favorite team to root for. So here is the question one may suggest: I’ve been praying all season long, and my team didn’t even get close to the playoffs. So how can I have faith in […]

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Sunday news shows examine Bibi- Barack flap

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—The flap over House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to speak before a Joint Session of Congress, and the latter’s acceptance, without either man checking with President Barack Obama first, was a point of discussions on the Sunday morning television news shows. On CBS’s Face […]

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Netanyahu tells Cabinet why he’ll address Congress

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JERUSALEM (Press Release)–Israel’s Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, at the start of his weekly Cabinet meeting, explained why he has accepted the invitation from the Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, to address a joint session of Congress.  Here is the text of his remarks: “In the coming weeks, the major powers are liable […]

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Amanda Rothschild and the state of the restaurant

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By Donald H. Harrison SAN DIEGO—A video of U.S. President Barack Obama eating lunch at Charmington’s Restaurant in Baltimore with several women including the restaurant’s managing partner, Amanda Rothschild, was distributed by the White House during the week leading up to the President’s State of the Union Address on January 20 in which he called […]

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U.N has done little good since Korea

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By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM–The UN may do good somewhere, but the case would take some convincing. Its people are spread throughout the Third World. All told, they are probably not worse than the governments they are meant to help. We often see UN vehicles and personnel in our neighborhood. They are here to help the […]

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