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Kansas City shooting happens amid its centennial year celebrations

Kansas City shooting happens amid its centennial year celebrations

EVERY Friday at noon, my two-year-old daughter and I rush through the doors of the JCC of Greater Kansas City here to meet my father for lunch.

We are usually late, and the JCC’s Heritage Center, catering to active seniors (and their preschool-aged guests), is only our first stop. Vivien refuses to leave until she and zayde have had a run of the entire building.

At the White Theater, she chatters on about the time she saw “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins.” She reads books about Purim and Passover in the library, points out the most colorful paintings hung in the atrium and chases soccer balls around the gym until it is time to go.

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 08:20 )

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Medical research backs circumcision

Medical research backs circumcisionLOS ANGELES — In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles. A new survey of medical data going back more than two decades has found that the health benefits of circumcision far outweigh the risks. The publication of the article on April 4 by the medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings is the latest development to tip the scales in favor of circumcision in the scientific, cultural and political struggles over the practice. Some say this series of blows has damaged...

Last Updated ( Friday, 18 April 2014 08:30 )

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Pollard for peace?

Pollard for peace?WASHINGTON — Possibilities raised during efforts to resolve the current crisis over Israeli-Palestinian peace talks include freeing Jonathan Pollard, a partial settlement freeze, guarantees that Palestinians won’t push for international recognition and a mass prisoner release. Officials close to the talks confirmed to JTA that US Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had discussed a formula that would extend the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, now on t...
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Saudi to US journalist: Don’t come! Stay out!

Saudi to US journalist: Don’t come! Stay out!WASHINGTON — The White House said it was “deeply disappointed” that Saudi Arabia denied a visa to a Jewish American reporter working for the Jerusalem Post. Michael Wilner, the Israeli newspaper’s Washington bureau chief, planned to cover President Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia this week. “We are deeply disappointed that this credible journalist was denied a visa,” Bernadette Meehan, the spokeswoman for the National Security Council, told JTA in an email. “We will continue to r...

State, Congress battle over visas

State, Congress battle over visasWASHINGTON — The battle between members of Congress and the State Department over tourist visas for Israelis features two competing archetypes of the young Israeli traveler. The lawmakers paint a picture of a world traveler, matured by service to country, who deserves a break from the stresses of the Middle East. US consular officials, meanwhile, have warned of lawbreakers hawking dubious Dead Sea beauty products in malls and at rest stops. The debate surfaced publicly with a March 6 letter...
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