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What is the ethical responsibility of Jewish power?

What is the ethical responsibility of Jewish power?

Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound A few hours before my call with Peter Beinart, an East Jerusalem man drove into a crowd of people at a Jerusalem light rail station, killing a three-month-old baby. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas of inciting violence, riots started to break out(…)

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Netanyahu slams Abbas over deadly rail attack in Jerusalem

Netanyahu slams Abbas over deadly rail attack in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for the light rail attack in Jerusalem that killed a 3-month-old girl. The Prime Minister’s Office spokesman, Ofir Gendelman, on his official Twitter feed identified the driver of the car that crashed Wednesday into the Ammunition Hill station in northern Jerusalem(…)

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Op-Ed: Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson

Op-Ed: Rabbis bearing witness in Ferguson

By Michael Adam Latz, JTA World News Service MINNEAPOLIS (JTA) — Early last week, national faith leaders called rabbis, pastors, priests and imams to Ferguson, Mo., a city rife with racial violence and pain. Along with my rabbinic colleagues from Truah: The Rabbinic Call for Justice, I responded to the call to the people of(…)

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Ex-Nazis were paid millions in Social Security, probe finds

Ex-Nazis were paid millions in Social Security, probe finds

NEW YORK (JTA) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States, an investigation by The Associated Press found. The payments were made possible by a legal loophole that gave the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi(…)

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Rivlin: Violence an epidemic in Israeli society

Rivlin: Violence an epidemic in Israeli society

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The epidemic of violence permeates every sector of Israel, the country’s president, Reuven Rivlin, said in an address.“It is time to honestly admit that Israeli society is ill – and it is our duty to treat this disease,” Rivlin told the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities on Sunday at a conference(…)

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Community screening seeks to weed out genetic diseases

Community screening seeks to weed out genetic diseases

By Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound For the first three months of his life, Sophie-Shifra Gold’s son, Isaac, had bad reflux. Then at four months, he was diagnosed with low muscle tone, hypotonia. At the end of April this year, Gold got an official diagnosis for her infant: Canavan Disease, a genetic(…)

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A look back at what Kline Galland was, and now is

A look back at what Kline Galland was, and now is

The Kline Galland at 100 By Joel Magalnick, Editor, The Jewish Sound When the Caroline Kline Galland home first opened on the shores of Lake Washington in 1914, the ramshackle farmhouse held seven inmates, as they were called, all of them poor, infirm, single Jewish men with no other place to go. “It is my(…)

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Jews on the ballot: Jon Zimmerman seeks a seat on the bench

Jews on the ballot: Jon Zimmerman seeks a seat on the bench

By Janis Siegel, Jewish Sound Correspondent Born in New York City, raised in Connecticut, and settled in Seattle for the last 13 years, Seattle Municipal Court Position 2 candidate and Judge Pro Tem Jon Zimmerman is a lawyer in private practice who told the Jewish Sound that he wants to bring justice and fairness to(…)

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Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet

Israelis growing hungry for vegan diet

By Ben Sales, JTA World News Service TEL AVIV (JTA) — The music pounded, the liquor flowed, dancers filled the floor and khinkali meat dumplings and kababi skewers — staples of traditional Georgian cuisines — sat on almost every table. That was back in February, before Nana Shrier, the owner of the hip Tel Aviv bar(…)

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Israeli company seeks to bring venture dollars to Northwest

Israeli company seeks to bring venture dollars to Northwest

By Janis Siegel, Jewish Sound Correspondent It takes one to know one, goes the popular saying. This year, it took CEO Jon Medved’s Jerusalem-based global venture capital equity crowdfunding platform and startup, OurCrowd, to launch its first startup IPO on the NASDAQ, ReWalk Robotics, and the first company of its kind ever to do it,(…)

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For Ramallah’s man in The Hague, ICC drive is reluctant duty

For Ramallah’s man in The Hague, ICC drive is reluctant duty

By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA World News Service THE HAGUE, Netherlands (JTA) — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those animals,” he says, referring to the fighters from the ISIS jihadist group who carried out the(…)

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86-year-old Holocaust survivor honored with high school diploma

86-year-old Holocaust survivor honored with high school diploma

By Dan Aznoff, Jewish Sound Correspondent It’s never too late to finish high school. Henry Friedman had barely become a teenager when he was forced to hide in the confines of a cramped farmhouse attic. To escape the Nazi reign of terror, the young Friedman spent 18 silent months near the border between the Ukraine(…)

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