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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Jewish religious movements present plans to end gun violence

JTA REPORT January 16, 2013

WASHINGTON — Jewish leaders representing the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist movements are all answering the nation’s call for ideas to end gun violence. Together, they have held news conferences, written to Vice President Joe...

Friday Five: Edan Pinchot, Max Fried, Ashley Biden, Alan Dershowitz, Bil Pascrell

By JTA Staff June 8, 2012

At the "America's Got Talent" auditions that aired this week, 13-year-old Edan Pinchot made judges swoon with his heartfelt cover of OneRepublic's "Good Life." For many Jewish viewers, though, it was undoubtedly his yarmulke that stood out. Last year,...

President Barack Obama is photographed with Orthodox Jewish rabbis inthe Oval Office, June 5, 2012.

Back to ‘kishkes’: Obama defends his Israel commitments, touts his Jewish ties

By Ron Kampeas, JTA May 31, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The so-called “kishkes issue” -- what does President Obama, deep down, really feel about Israel -- is now being addressed at the highest level by Obama himself. Obama dropped in on a White House meeting Tuesday of lay and rabbinical...

Vice President Joe Biden, left, speaking with Richard Stone, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, May 21, 2012.

White House reassures Jewish leaders ahead of Iran talks

JTA REPORT May 22, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Top Obama administration officials reassured Jewish leaders of their commitment to a tough posture ahead of Iran nuclear talks.Statements from the White House and from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations...

Biden’s national security adviser to address J Street

JTA March 20, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Tony Blinken, Vice President Joe Biden's national security adviser, will address this year's J Street conference. Blinken will address a session on the U.S. role in resolving the Arab-Israel conflict and join a panel afterward discussing...

Barak to meet with Panetta in Washington

JTA February 27, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is traveling to Washington to meet with his U.S. counterpart, Leon Panetta, and other key U.S. security officials. Barak, who left Israel on Monday, is arriving just days before Israeli Prime Minister...

 A Hebrew sign reading We want Pollard home. Photo:
PD-Israel

Jonathan Pollard enters 27th year in prison

By Jacob Kamaras/JointMedia News Service November 23, 2011

Rabbi Pesach Lerner has been visiting Jonathan Pollard in prison for two decades, and he says recently he has witnessed the deterioration of his health. But when advocating for Pollard's release, Lerner focuses on justice more than the humanitarian argument....

The White House said it deleted the reference to Israel in a
photo caption on its website of Vice President Joe Biden having
breakfast with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the
David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem in March 2010 to reflect a
longstanding U.S. policy on the citys status. Official White House
photo by David Lienemann

Solving the White House photo mystery over ‘Jerusalem, Israel’

By Adam Kredo, JTA/ Washington Jewish Week, Washington August 17, 2011

Jerusalem: To be or not to be part of Israel. That's the question that White House administrations have tiptoed around for decades.The State Department neither recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's official capital nor views the eastern part of the city -...

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