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Israel brings its largest contingent

By Alison Klayman, JTA BEIJING —— The largest contingent in Israeli Olympic history was eyeing its biggest medal haul, with one Israeli competitor narrowly missing...

Jews caught on both sides of fighting

MOSCOW — Vissarion Manasherov left his city as the bombs were falling. One day later, on Monday, with bombs still falling, he returned to Gori, a city at the edge of...

JCPA’s Gutow lauds rise in minimum wage

When the minimum wage went up 70 cents to $6.55 on July 24, Rabbi Steve Gutow’s relief embraced both American workers and national Jewish organizations that finally...

Joe Lieberman embraces Rev. Hagee

WASHINGTON — The choir danced a hora, the fiddler played a hoedown, Joe Lieberman cited scripture and Pastor John Hagee said his enemies would never draw him away from...

Three Jews in a pool

By Marc Brodsky, JTA NEW YORK —— For Jason Lezak, Ben Wildman-Tobriner and Garrett Weber-Gale, the marketing possibilities are endless — perhaps “The Three...

Jewish chutzpah helps Cambodians

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Headquartered in an upper-floor lounge of the Intercontinental Hotel here, which he has turned into his command center, Bernie Krisher irons out...

French Jewry to Sarkozy: Investigate al-Dura incident, or we’ll appeal to international audience

PARIS — The organized Jewish community in France is publicly calling on President Nicolas Sarkozy to launch an investigation into the controversial television broadcast...

Rabbi in Iraq leads book club in Pennsylvania shul

By Naomi Tarlow, JTA NEW YORK —— Plenty of rabbis lead their congregation’s book club, but Jon Cutler may be the only one who does so from a war zone. Cutler, the...

30,000 British Jews break timidity bubble

LONDON — With a pair of massive rallies for Israel held simultaneously in London’s Trafalgar Square and Manchester’s Heaton Park on Sunday, British Jewry may be...

French Jews reeling over brutality

PARIS —— Angry and frightened Jewish youth gathered in the 19th district of northern Paris on Monday evening, June 23, to show support for a 17-year-old Jewish boy...