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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Israeli lawmakers inaugurate Diaspora caucus

JTAPublished March 21, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli lawmakers from across the political spectrum launched a caucus to strengthen relations with Diaspora Jewry. At least 40 Knesset members have joined the ad hoc committee co-founded by coalition chairman Zeev Elkin of the Likud Party...

 

Natan Sharansky on funding, identity building, and democracy

By Jacob Kamaras/JointMedia News ServicePublished March 16, 2012

After spending nine years in the Soviet Gulag, Natan Sharansky learned not to get too caught up in current events. “You have to look at [the world] from the perspective of the history of tens or sometimes even hundreds of years, and that’s what gives...

Israel to increase number of Ethiopian immigrants

JTAPublished February 28, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israel will increase the number of immigrants from Ethiopia for the next several months after bringing in many fewer than it had promised. Some 1,000 Falash Mura, Ethiopians whose ancestors converted from Judaism to Christianity, will be...

Holocaust-era property database reaches 2 million records

JTAPublished February 1, 2012

A searchable database of Holocaust-era property records has reached more than two million records. Project HEART-Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce, an initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel in cooperation with the government of Israel, says...

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