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New Jewish museum in DC awaiting government decision

WASHINGTON (JTA)—  Washington needs a major national museum of the Jewish people—at least that’s what a group of heavy hitters and international Jewish celebrities believes. More...

Local News

Immigrant finds freedom & opportunity in Southern New Jersey

MEET VAL BAKHRAKH…

AGE:68FAMILY:Wife, Olga; daughtersNatasha & JuliePETS:Sophie, a poodleFAVORITE FLOWER:Lilly of the ValleyFAVORITE AUTHOR:Theodore DreiserLOVES TO WATCH:Dancing With the Stars More...

Group travels to DC for policy confab

A delegation from Southern New Jersey travelled to Washington, DC to attend the JFNA/AJFCA Government Affairs Institute. More...

TALK TO US…

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World News

Seven steps you can take to achieve genuine ‘Sukkot happiness’

Sukkot feature:

NEW YORK—But are you happy?  No, this isn’t your mother wanting another update on your life. It’s not Dr. Phil’s provocative question through your TV/ computer screen as you sit (safely) on your couch. More...

Both sides agree, Irvine verdict sends message to activists

The misdemeanor convictions of 10 California college students for disrupting a speech by Israel’s ambassador to the United States is already leading partisans of both sides on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to predict changes in the way the f More...

Did Biden prevent Pollard clemency?

President Obama was considering clemency for Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard until Vice President Joseph Biden prevented it, The New York Times reported.  More...

Do It!

Calendar

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5  TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM  Young Members Group invites parents to an interactive discussion each week from 9:15-10:30 a.m. Babysitting is available for children over two years old. Open to all. More...

Kid Stuff

Kid Stuff

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 TEMPLE SINAI OF CINNAMINSON  Family Yom Kippur service. Free and open to the public. Preregistration is essential. Call 829-0658.  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9  ADATH EMANU-EL  More...

Columns

Bible stories for young readers will keep kids entertained & educated

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

Simchat Torah will soon be here, and we will begin a new yearly cycle of Torah readings. As we open the Book of Genesis, we will once again read familiar stories of our patriarchs, matriarchs, and other ancestors. More...

Go back to school with BookMates and change a child’s life forever

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY

JCRC is going back to school; want to join us?  Remember as a child hearing those dreaded words, “It is almost time to go back to school.” Well, as an adult, you have an opportunity to actually look forward to going to school each we More...

Government cutbacks mean area seniors need your help now

ELDER LIFESTYLES

Jewish Senior Housing & Healthcare Service (JSHHS) serves about a thousand seniors a year through its four residences— Dubin, Gesher, Saltzman, and Lions Gate. More...

Special Sections

 

Gilad Shalit comes home

Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit returned home on Oct. 18 after more than five years of captivity in Gaza where he was held by Hamas since his 2006 abduction in a cross border raid. More...

After week of UN speeches, it’s up to Palestinians to make a move

Analysis:

WASHINGTON—  After the mutual accusations of ethnic cleansing and the sarcastic posturing, the ball is back in the Palestinians’ court.  More...

Robert Schwartz to be reinstalled at Federation’s 89th Annual Mtg.

Robert E. Schwartz will be installed for a second term as the president of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey at its 89th Annual Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 23. More...

Mideast

Israel recognized as Jewish homeland

SPAIN

Spain recognized Israel as the Jewish homeland for the first time and called for a peace deal that does not affect its Jewish majority.  Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez declared Israel the homeland for the Jews during her speech before More...

Dead Sea Scrolls now available online

TECHNOLOGY…

Internet users can now view the Dead Sea Scrolls online.  The Israel Museum launched the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, which provides access to high-resolution images of the scrolls, as well as additional data and background information.&nbs More...

Knesset considers annexing West Bank

The Knesset will vote on a bill calling for full Israeli annexation of the West Bank.  Deputy Speaker Danny Danon announced that the Knesset would take up the bill, which he authored, at the end of October.  More...

Federation

Vicki Zell to Chair 2012 Jewish Federation Annual Campaign

Vicki Zell has been appointed to chair the 2012 Jewish Federation Annual Campaign, announced Robert Schwartz, Federation president. The campaign began on Oct. 1 and will run through Sept. 30, 2012. More...

Iris Snyder to Receive Young Leadership Award at Annual Meeting

Iris Morrow Snyder will be honored with the Shellie Greenspun Young Leadership Award at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Jewish Federation. The brunch meeting is set for Sunday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

WILLIAM BELLIKOFF, of Cherry Hill, died on Sept. 13. Husband of Juliet Bellikoff. Father of Richard Bellikoff and Alan (Marcie) Bellikoff. Brother of the late Abe Bellikoff and the late Elsie Lieb. Grandfather of one. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB  OF PHILA.  Dinner and planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Taste King Chinese Restaurant on Bustleton Ave. RSVP to Jon at 787-0325.  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21  CONG. BETH EL  More...

Editorial

Netanyahu was right to speak at the UN, even if few listened

When Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided to go to the United Nations for its recent General Assembly, some questioned as to why he would bother to waste his time speaking to an organization so hostile to Israel. More...

DRY BONES…

Full Story

It is pure myth that Sharia is infiltrating our court system

NEW YORK (JTA)—The threat of the infiltration of Sharia, or Islamic law, into the American court system is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories to gain traction in our country in recent years.  More...

Religion Column

Ask for forgiveness on Yom Kippur—and learn how to forgive

In “Sefer Ha-Aggadah,” the classical anthology of Rabbinic literature, our sages teach us that the numerical value of the letters of Ha-Satan, “the Adversary,” is 364, which is one short of the number of days of the year.  More...