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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Participants in the Hazon Cross-USA ride biking across Montana, June 2012.

Riding across the U.S., Hazon bikers are spokespeople for food justice

By Charlotte Anthony and Debra Rubin, JTA June 26, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Eleven Jews are pedaling -- and peddling -- their message across the country. Joined by more than three dozen other bicyclists at segments along the way, participants in the Hazon Cross-USA Ride, a 10-week journey across America, are on...

Kucinich: Retirement it is

By Zach Silberman, JTA May 18, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) announced that he will not run for a House seat in Washington after losing the Democratic nomination for his seat in Ohio.  "After careful consideration and discussions with Elizabeth and my closest friends,...

House passes enhanced Israel cooperation bill

By Zach Silberman, JTA May 9, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation that reaffirms and enhances U.S. policy commitments to Israel’s security.  The United States-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012, which was sponsored...

House passes Israeli visa bill

JTA March 19, 2012

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would add Israel to the list of countries eligible for non-immigrant investor visas in the United States. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and approved 371-0...

Berman, Ros-Lehtinen seek loan guarantees extension for Israel

JTA March 16, 2012

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee introduced legislation that would extend a program providing loan guarantees to the State of Israel.  Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Ranking Member Howard...

Berman moves to grant investor visas to Israelis

JTA February 9, 2012

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Howard Berman introduced legislation that would allow eligible Israeli nationals to receive non-immigrant investor visas in the United States. The legislation introduced Thursday would grant Israelis the ability to acquire the...

Boteach declares intent to run for Congress

JTA February 6, 2012

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has sent a letter declaring his intent to run for Congress in New Jersey's newly formed 9th District. Boteach sent the letter of intent to the offices of the Bergen County Republican Organization by the Jan. 31 deadline. But he...

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords hugs Daniel Hernandez, the former
congressional intern who helped save her life, at a private
gathering Jan. 23.

Giffords announces resignation from Congress

JTA January 22, 2012

NEW YORK—U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot by a gunman in January, announced that she will resign from Congress. In a two-minute video released Sunday, Giffords (D-Ariz.) said she will step down as she continues her recovery. "I have more work...

Editorial: No Vouching for Religion

April 6, 2011

This week we got both legislative and judicial pronouncements on school vouchers from the federal government. The first was the House of Representatives' extension of SOAR, the federal Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act. The bill passed the...

Letter to the editor: ‘War on Women’ in congress

April 6, 2011

During the past month, the United States Congress has declared a "war on women." A series of extreme anti-choice bills are moving their way through our national legislature, each of which would strike a grievous blow to women's access to reproductive...

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