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The IJN staff prays, 5775

The IJN staff prays, 5775

Andrea Jacobs: I’ve composed a prayer of sorts on this page for 22 years. Every year it seems to get harder. I must dig deep, without ever anticipating the end. It’s an act of faith performed in the silence of my heart. For weeks a chasidic teaching attributed to Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa has whispered to me: “Everyone must have two ... Read more...
Hearing-impaired teen teaches fourth-graders about preventable hearing loss

Hearing-impaired teen teaches fourth-graders about preventable hearing loss

ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION A PAGE 23 WASHINGTON — Born with an enlarged vestibular aqueduct in her left ear, Samantha Vinik has lost nearly 94%...
Israel to export more to Asia than to US

Israel to export more to Asia than to US

ROSH HASHANAH EDITIONSECTION B PAGE 8 ISRAEL’S business community has increasingly turned eastward toward booming Asian markets. It was recently ...
Why does Qatar support Hamas?

Why does Qatar support Hamas?

WASHINGTON — It was the first Persian Gulf state to establish ties with Israel, the first to welcome Israeli students and the only one to allow dire...
Something new on repentance

Something new on repentance

IF repentance is strictly a matter between me and myself, or between me and G-d — the likes of introspection, resolution and renewal — probably mo...

Israeli Arabs fear discrimination

BEERSHEBA, Israel — Handcuffed to a wooden chair in the middle of the night, Rafat Awaysha still wasn’t sure what crime he had committed. He had ...
 

Henry Waxman’s retirement ends era in L.A. Jewish politics

Henry Waxman’s retirement ends era in L.A. Jewish politics LOS ANGELES — When Rep. Henry Waxman, who will turn 75 in September, retires at the end of this year after 46 years in elected office, it will mark more than just the end of a storied career as one of the most prolific lawmakers in Congress. It will also draw the curtain on a generation of Jewish politicians in Los Angeles. In 2012, Waxman’s longtime friend and ally Rep. Howard Berman lost his reelection battle to fellow Rep. Brad Sherman after redistricting left them competing for the sam...
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The Sabbatical year — what is it?

The Sabbatical year — what is it? TEL AVIV — When Rosh Hashanah comes later this month, Israel’s Jewish farmers won’t just be celebrating the start of a new year. They’ll be marking a year in which they are prohibited from doing their jobs. Called Shmita, the Torah-mandated, yearlong farming hiatus is felt across Israel, affecting its fields, supermarkets and, of course, its politics. The genesis of Shmita is Exodus, which commands the Israelites, “Plant your land and gather its produce for six years. But on the seve...
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From Bible heroines to Madoff, Rabins’ rock opera strikes new chord

From Bible heroines to Madoff, Rabins’ rock opera strikes new chord BERKELEY, Calif. — Plucking a violin on an empty stage, an animated scene of Manhattan skyscrapers scrolling behind her pregnant body, the musician, poet and Torah student Alicia Jo Rabins begins to sing what sounds like a mystical incantation of sorts. “Bring me your empty jar, I will fill it,” she intones. “Where it comes from, I can’t tell you, no one knows.” Inspired by the biblical story of the prophet Elisha, Rabins, 37, is musing in the broadest possible terms about the crim...
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Local dentist volunteers at Jerusalem dental clinic during Operation Protective Edge

Local dentist volunteers at Jerusalem dental clinic during Operation Protective Edge DENVER dentist Dr. Arlene Stein arrived in Israel on July 11 to spend two weeks volunteering at the Trudi Birger Dental Clinic in Jerusalem, through Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI). DVI provides free dental care and oral health education to thousands of needy children in Jerusalem every year, regardless of race and religion. Holocaust survivor Trudi Birger suffered greatly as a child during WW II. At that time she vowed to help prevent the suffering of other children if she should survive....
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The IJN staff prays, 5775

The IJN staff prays, 5775 Andrea Jacobs: I’ve composed a prayer of sorts on this page for 22 years. Every year it seems to get harder. I must dig deep, without ever anticipating the end. It’s an act of faith performed in the silence of my heart. For weeks a chasidic teaching attributed to Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa has whispered to me: “Everyone must have two pockets, with a note in each pocket so that he or she can reach into one or the other depending on the need. When feeling lowly and depressed, discour...
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George Booth

George Booth George Booth passed away Sept. 8, 2014, in Denver. He was 85. Rabbi Nadya Gross officiated at the Sept. 9 graveside service at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Feldman Mortuary made the arrangements. “George lived at Kavod Senior Life, where he enjoyed concerts and entertaining residents with his wry sense of humor and sailing stories,” the family said. “He will be missed by his friends at Kavod, his many friends in South Carolina and of course his family.” George was born in Chicago, Ill....
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Israeli envoy: Nuclear Iran is a ‘thousand times’ more dangerous than ISIS

Ron Kampeas Israeli officials are cautioning the United States against accommodating Iran during the current effort to degrade ISIS. ... [Link]

At Yom Kippur, dreaming of a white yontif

mbrodsky Columnist Edmon J. Rodman on his bid to fit in at his L.A. shul — and not to stand out on a day when God takes note of us. ... [Link]

Israeli NGO delivering aid to Christian, Yazidi refugees in Iraq

Marcy Oster IsraAID, an Israeli nongovernmental relief organization, is delivering urgent humanitarian aid to Christian and Yazidi refugees who have fled to Iraq’s Kurdish region. ... [Link]

Hasidic candidate loses in New York statewide race

Julie Wiener A man believed to be the first Hasidic candidate to run for any statewide office conceded in a close race for the New York State Assembly. ... [Link]

AJC urges Bolivian president to stem rising tide of anti-Semitism

Marcy Oster The American Jewish Committee called on Bolivian President Eva Morales to halt the rise of violent anti-Semitism in his country. ... [Link]

1,200-year-old Jewish prayer book on display in Jerusalem

Julie Wiener A Jewish prayer book believed to be the world’s oldest will be exhibited in Jerusalem for one month. ... [Link]

At Canada’s new human rights museum, should the Holocaust get special treatment?

Gabrielle Birkner The Shoah has its own gallery, while other genocides are clustered together, angering many who say the $351 million museum downplays lesser-studied atrocities. ... [Link]

Elsewhere: NSA’s overreach, Egypt’s Jewish remnant, war on endless loop

Raffi Wineburg JTA rounds up noteworthy news items from the Web. ... [Link]

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