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‘Genocide Olympics’ fails

NEW YORK — Sudan’s president may soon be the target of an arrest warrant for the killings in Darfur, and Iran was blasted by the US and Europe for testing the missiles...

Liberal Jewish groups organizing immigration rally at Iowa kosher plant

NEW YORK — An interfaith coalition is planning to demonstrate next week in Postville, Iowa, in support of justice for workers and comprehensive immigration reform....

Kosher plant’s PR firm accused of impersonating rabbi on website postings

NEW YORK — The public relations firm trying to restore the image of the embattled kosher meat producer Agriprocessors is wrestling with a controversy of its own after...

UJC urges Olmert to tackle conversion

NEW YORK —— Diaspora Jews are stepping up pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to intervene in a dispute in Israel over conversions to Judaism. Leaders of...

Orthodox groups drops boycott of Agiprocessors

NEW YORK — An Orthodox social justice group dropped its boycott of the embattled kosher meat producer Agriprocessors, saying the company is “beginning to take...

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...

Presbyterian statement infuriates Jews

NEW YORK — Just days before they are due to consider a range of motions on the Middle East at their biennial convention, the Presbyterian Church USA has released a...

As far as the eye can see…water

The floods that have devastated portions of Iowa arrived at the IJN’s dry doorstep on Friday, June 13.  An e-mail sent by Jody Braverman, an Iowa City resident and...

Beleaguered Olmert received tepid response

WASHINGTON — Dogged by political scandal at home, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert headed here last week in search of a friendly crowd at the annual AIPAC policy...

Kosher Meat shortage

NEW YORK — — Jacqueline Lankry doesn’t know how she’’s going to fill her orders. Owner of her own kosher catering firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Lankry orders...