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Israel's gay community reels in wake of shooting attack

TEL AVIV (NEW YORK JEWISH WEEK)— Amid beefed-up security outside a gay community center where two young Israelis were shot and killed, the shock that greeted the attack was replaced by sobriety— and even a sense of opportunity. More...

Local News

Local man helps keep women beautiful the world over

AGE: 78 FAMILY: Wife Judith; son Ian; & two grandchildren, Alex (13) and Rachel (10) PETS: Cinnamon, a Lhasa Apso HOBBIES: Reading & sports (Eagles, 76ers & Phillies) FAVORITE AUTHORS: James Michener & William Saroyan FAVORITE FOODS: More...

Jonathan Harris donates gazebo to Saltzman House

Jonathan Harris learned the importance of tzedakah from his bar mitzvah Torah portion. The Cong. Beth El student recently applied that lesson when he used part of his bar mitzvah money to purchase a gazebo for residents of the Saltzman House. More...

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Federation

Answer the call from Israel

2009 JEWISH FEDERATION ANNUAL CAMPAIGN

As the 2009 Annual Campaign approaches its Sept. 30 closing, the Jewish Federation is again partnering with an Israel-based group called Green Point Technology Services to continue fundraising efforts. More...

YAD SUPPORTS MUSICFEST

Over 40 members of Federation's Young Adult Division (YAD) and their families attended the Aug. 3 Summer MusicFest at the Katz JCC. More...

Obituaries

DEATH NOTICES

MAURY BETCHEN, of Voorhees, died on July 24. Husband of the late Bessie (nee Kornberg) Betchen. Father of Henry (Barbara) Betchen and Lynda (Martin Isenberg) Scher. Grandfather of five and great-grandfather of three. More...

Marcel Singer dies; Holocaust educator

Marcel Singer, who fled the Nazis in 1938 and spoke about his Holocaust experiences, died July 12. A Cherry Hill resident, he was 88. A native of Austria, he fled the Nazis in 1938. He lived in Hong Kong and Shanghai. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF PHILA. Dinner and planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Benny the Bum's Restaurant in Northeast Phila. Call Jon at 787-0325. THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 SJ JEWISH SINGLES Broadway Under the Stars at 8 p.m. More...

Columns

Proposed civil marriage bill in Israel misses mark

JERUSALEM—The promoters of Israel's new bill for civil marriage for those without religion are hurrying to present it as a significant and historical legal breakthrough, but actually it's nothing other than political trickery. More...

What role for NIF?

New Israel Fund should not give to anti-Israel groups

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Democracy means listening to unpopular voices

WASHINGTON—"They hate him who reproves them in the gate, and they despise him who speaks uprightly." So said the prophet Amos 2,800 years ago, and so it is today. Amos' message did not make him popular with the powers that be. More...

 

The Voice is here to stay

When an obituary of Mark Twain appeared in a newspaper while he was still alive, the great humorist and wit commented that reports of his death were greatly exaggerated. We at the Jewish Voice know how he felt. More...

Fun at Summer MusicFest

The Marrache family was among the hundreds of people who enjoyed picnic dinners and an evening of Jewish musical entertainment at the Second Annual Summer MusicFest at the Katz JCC. More...

Mideast

Protests continue over parking lot

Hundreds of demonstrators blocked the street leading to a Jerusalem parking lot that the municipality operates on Shabbat. Some 15 fervently Orthodox men were arrested for blocking the entrance to the Carta parking lot. More...

Over half of Jews want Arab emigration

More than half of Israeli Jews support encouraging Arabs to leave Israel, according to a new survey. More...

Nuke capacity for Iran in '09

Iran will reach the nuclear threshold by the end of the year, Israel's military intelligence chief said. Brig. Gen. More...

Agency

Welcoming MusicFest crowd

The Second Annual Summer MusicFest attracted over 300 people to the Katz JCC on Aug. 3. More...

JCF generating interest in New Camden Cemetery

It all began with a fence. In fall of 2008, some 25 Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) and Jewish Federation employees and lay leaders ventured to the New Camden Cemetery at Ferry & Mt. More...

World News

Chavez rapped over speech limits

NEW YORK—B'nai B'rith International lashed out at Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for imposing restrictions on free speech in his country. More...

Obama planning new Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration reportedly plans to introduce tougher Iran sanctions if its outreach does not bear fruit by September. More...

Sidney Zion dies; pro-Israel columnist

NEW YORK—Sidney Zion, a newspaper columnist and activist, has died. He was a writer for some of the country's top publications. He was 75. More...

Do It!

Do It

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 TEMPLE SINAI OF CINNAMINSON Shabbat Services with an Ice Cream Topping begins at 7:15 p.m. Call 829-0658. SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM "Havdalah at the Beach" at 8:45 p.m. at The Island House in Margate. More...

Editorial

Human Rights Watch finally does something right, sort of

A truly amazing event happened last week. Human Rights Watch (HRW) declared that rocket attacks on Israel launched from Gaza amounted to war crimes. More...

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Letters

Israel needs your support

DEAR EDITOR

I would like to address the current state of support for Israel among American Jews. It is sad to see that the most vocal support for Israel today comes from Christian Evangelicals. More...

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