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OXON HILL, Md. (JTA) – There were the vice president of the United States, two Supreme Court justices and an Academy Award-winning actress with a compelling Jewish story. There were Jewish professionals, lay leaders, clergy and recent college … more
JTA – Victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme will split another $500 million, bringing the total recovered to $10.3 billion. Trustee Irving Picard on Nov. 17 announced a settlement with two “feeder funds” that are being liquidated in … more
JTA – Loyola University Chicago has determined that the campus chapters of both Hillel and Students for Justice in Palestine violated university rules. A board of Loyola administrators ruled Friday that both organizations had broken the rules … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over whether American citizens born in Jerusalem should have the option of listing Israel as their birthplace. On Nov. 3, the nine justices weighed claims in a lawsuit filed by the … more
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org – Dr. Eli Harari, the Israeli founder of the SanDisk flash storage company, has been named as one of the nine 2014 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Harari will receive the … more
JTA – With midterm elections just around the corner, four races for the House of Representatives in particular are catching our Jewish eyes. In California, succeeding Waxman: Ted Lieu vs. Elan Carr California’s 33rd … more
(JTA) – For the first time in four decades, Miami Jewry is growing. That’s the official finding of the new Miami Jewish population study released Monday by the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. The Jewish population of Miami-Dade County … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Two Jewish groups joined a brief on behalf of a Muslim woman whose right to wear a headscarf in a retail job is under consideration by the Supreme Court. The court on Oct. 2 agreed to hear the case, Politico reported. … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – From 31 in 2009 to a likely 19 in January, the unofficial Jewish caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives is shrinking fast. Jewish lawmakers have traditionally been the first stop for Jewish lobbyists seeking inroads for … more
JNS.ORG – The hottest month of summer was ice cold, as thousands of people poured buckets of ice water over their heads to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and money for researching the fatal neurological disease. In just … more
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