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March in Kansas City marks one year after deadly shooting

March in Kansas City marks one year after deadly shooting

KANSAS CITY — Thousands marched in a Kansas City suburb to mark the first anniversary of deadly shootings outside two Jewish institutions.

The three-mile Peace Walk that began at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., culminated seven days of events planned by the families of the victims promoting “faith, love and kindness” called SevenDays: Make a Ripple, Change the World.

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Rabbi: Let guns be made differently

Rabbi: Let guns be made differently PASSOVER EDITION 5775SECTION A PAGE 8 RABBI JOEL Mosbacher’s father was shot to death during a petty burglary at his Chicago business in 1999 — and that act will repeat itself in one form or another 36,000 times in 2015. It might happen at school, in a crowded movie theater, as coworkers eat their lunch or when an abusive husband fatally shoots his wife. While Colorado has witnessed all of the above, it’s only a matter of time before the cycle of gun violence recurs here and elsewhere...
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Tragic fire in Brooklyn takes the lives of seven siblings

Tragic fire in Brooklyn takes the lives of seven siblingsNEW YORK — Even in a city accustomed to deadly fires, this one stood out for the sheer scale of the tragedy: seven children, ranging in age from five to 16, killed in the middle of the night after awakening from their Sabbath slumber to smoke and flames. It was New York’s deadliest blaze since 2007, and there were only two survivors: mother Gayle Sassoon, 45, and daughter Tziporah, 15, who jumped from second-story windows to escape the flames sparked by a malfunctioning Shabbat hot plate in...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 March 2015 11:41 )

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Jewish liberals criticize Bibi

Jewish liberals criticize BibiWASHINGTON — With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing escalating criticism and pressure from the White House, he could use some help from Israel’s erstwhile allies in the American Jewish community — especially those with sway in liberal and Democratic circles. But several leading Jewish liberal critics of Netanyahu are working to rally American Jewish opinion against him by stepping up their condemnations of the prime minister and calling on the US to ratchet up the pressure on Israe...
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Danforth: Wrong in Missouri

Danforth: Wrong in MissouriST. LOUIS — Former US Senator John Danforth chastised Missouri state political leaders for using anti-Semitism as a campaign tactic, which he said led to the suicide of a gubernatorial candidate. Danforth, a dean of Missouri’s Republican Party, spoke March 3 at the memorial service in Clayton, Mo., for Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor of Missouri. Schweich, the state auditor, apparently killed himself shortly after telling journalists that a fellow party member was leading...
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U.S. Jewish hikers in Nepal contact families

Marcy Oster They reportedly are at the Mount Everest base camp awaiting evacuation. Meanwhile, the earthquake’s death toll topped 4,000. ... [Link]

U.N. inquiry finds Israel fired on its schools, Hamas hid weapons in its buildings

Marcy Oster Some 44 Palestinians sheltering in the schools bombed by the Israelis were killed and Hamas also fired at Israel from U.N. buildings, the inquiry found. ... [Link]

Alan Pollack, activist for Israel, dies at 77

Marcy Oster Pollack, a leading Zionist activist from the 1960s to the 1980s, joined the JTA board in 1979. ... [Link]

Haredi Orthodox neighborhood has NYC’s highest birth rate

Julie Wiener Borough Park, an area in Brooklyn known for its sizable Orthodox Jewish population, has 27.9 births per 1,000 residents, making it “easily the city’s baby capital.” ... [Link]

Holocaust survivor criticized for urging end to prosecution of SS officers

Julie Wiener Eva Mozes Kor, who had been one of 50 Auschwitz survivors bringing charges against Oskar Groening, made her remarks on German television. ... [Link]

Nicki Minaj made this kid’s bar mitzvah legendary

Gabe Friedman What was the famous hip-hop artist doing at a bar mitzvah? ... [Link]

The world’s smallest Bible, now on view at the Israel Museum

Gabe Friedman You’ve never seen the Bible like this before. That is, if you can actually see this version. ... [Link]

Why Israeli couples have surrogate pregnancies in Nepal

Ben Sales Israeli couples unable to get pregnant are choosing surrogacy abroad. For same-sex couples, Nepal is one of the only options. ... [Link]

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