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Congress delays Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON — In a sign of closer White House-congressional coordination on Iran, Congress is delaying an Iran sanctions bill several weeks to give the Obama...

In newly published essay, credentialed Zionist fears the end of Zionism as he has known it

WASHINGTON — Peter Beinart attends an Orthodox synagogue, once edited The New Republic (the closest thing to a smicha for Jewish policy wonks) and backed Sen. Joe...

So they will not be forgotten

By Jack Weinstein, Steamboat Pilot STEAMBOAT SPRINGS —— Jim Stanko knelt in the grass last week beside an inexpensively constructed white wooden cross. The cross...

Nashville flood hits local Jews

By Kathy Carlson, JTA NASHVILLE —— Ruth Klar and Alicia Safdie knew they were lucky, safe and healthy amid the flood’s muddy wreckage. But the little things made...

Former high level Clinton, Bush negotiator in Mideast says ‘peace process’ can’t work

WASHINGTON — Depending on your view of the Middle East and the Obama administration, Aaron David Miller is either a hero or a turncoat. Miller, a peace process...

Kagan would make it 3 women, 3 Jews

WASHINGTON — Rabbi David Saperstein runs through a shopping list of superlatives on Elena Kagan — “self-evidently brilliant” and “steady, strategic and tactical”...

Is British chief rabbi needed?

By Winston Pickett, JTA LONDON —— A new book that criticizes Britain’s chief rabbi is opening old wounds and sparking a new debate about whether the institution of...

Ehud is Obama?s favored Israeli

WASHINGTON — Fifteen years after Ehud Barak walked into politics wearing the warrior’s mantle, he is easing into the diplomat’s lapels. The former military chief of...

Doug Seserman

Seserman speaks: Whither Jewish Agency? AJF head to help lead the change

REDEFING an organization that’’s more than eight decades old — and changing an objective focus from “duress” to “choice” — is no small task. As the Jewish...

Name change for Herzl-RMHA as of Aug. 1

Herzl-RMHA at the Denver Campus will be known as the Denver Jewish Day School, beginning Aug. 1. The new name emerged after months of research, assessments, planning and...