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Oil-rich Qatar seeking role as Middle East peace broker

WASHINGTON—  When it comes to the latest Arab peace initiative, two questions are circulating in Washington: Why Qatar? And why now?  The three answers: Because Qatar is rich; it is scared; and why not?  More...

Local News

Breaking News - 6/7/2013 1:56 PM

Evesham School Board votes to hire counsel to investigate trustee's controversial remarks

Following public comment, trustees voted to delay the investigation's start until the matter is further discussed later this month More...

Cherry Hill man aids U.S Coast Guard, creates Holocaust memorial

MEET RUSTIN ‘RUSTY’ CASSWAY…

AGE: 47  FAMILY: Wife, Karen; Daughters, Sarah, 13, and Rachel, 10  SYNAGOGUE: Temple Beth Sholom  FAVORITE MOVIE: “Forrest Gump”  FAVORITE VINTAGE TV SHOW: “Seahunt&r More...

JNF 5K remembers John Adler

The Jewish National Fund recently held a 5K walk at Cooper River Park to honor the memory of late Cong. John Adler as well as to raise funds for the JNF Parsons Water Fund in Israel. More...

Life Cycles

B’nai Mitzvah:

ADATH EMANU-EL  COLBIE KAPLAN, daughter of Erika and Dean Kaplan, on May 4.  LANA BLOSSOM KOLCHINSKY, daughter of Jan and Allen Kolchinsky, on May 11.  More...

Births:

GASKILL   Drs. Aviva and PJ Gaskill announce the birth of their son, Soren Micah, born Dec. 27, 2012.  More...

Graduation:

Joshua Bocher, son of Betsy and Gordon Bocher of Marlton, graduated from Harvard Univ. with a Master’s Degree in East Asian studies. Fluent in Mandarin, he researched Chinese literature, especially classical and modern Chinese poetry. More...

Going Solo

Going Solo

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29  SJ JEWISH SINGLES  Dinner at The Pub at 6 p.m. Separate checks. Call Judy at 609-953-8649.  SATURDAY, JUNE 8  MOSAIC OUTDOOR CLUB OF  PHILA.  More...

Columns

Women of the Wall are fighting for the freedom of Jews everywhere

JERUSALEM JOURNAL

I had very mixed emotions on Rosh Hodesh Sivan when I went to pray at the Western Wall. This Rosh Hodesh (new month), as on each Rosh Hodesh for almost 25 years, Women of the Wall conducted services. However, this month was unique.  More...

We need your help to build on what we’ve achieved so far this year

FEDERATION PRESIDENT’S CORNER

At our Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings this month we are pausing to assess our mid-year progress on the course we set for the year. More...

New novels are perfect for those warm & relaxing summer afternoons

LIBRARIANS’ ROUNDTABLE

“Fresh fiction,” “new novels,” or whatever you call them, we all love new books. With summer approaching, there’ll be plenty of warm, lazy days ahead. Why not plan now to enjoy some good books? More...

Special Sections

 

Breaking News - 6/10/2013 11:29 PM

Evesham Trustee apologizes over remarks, but some are pressing for further action

An Evesham school trustee accused of making remarks construed as antisemetic at a recent board meeting has apologized, but some are pressing for further action. More...

Jewish Scouts honor veterans

Aaron Abrams places flags at the gravesites of Jewish veterans prior to Memorial Day. More...

Mideast

Father denies Israeli report

AL-DURA

The father of Mohammed al-Dura said an Israeli report that claims the Palestinian boy was not killed in a shootout between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen is false and called for an international investigation.  More...

Streisand to receive honorary doctorate

MEMORIES…

Barbra Streisand will receive an honorary doctorate from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.  Streisand, the iconic Jewish- American singer and actress, will be presented with the degree at a ceremony on June 17 during the Hebrew University Inte More...

Netanyahu reassures on Israeli readiness

Israel is ready for “any scenario” in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, amid reports that Syria will hit Tel Aviv if Israel launches another raid on Syrian soil.  “We are following developments [in Syria] closely a More...

World News

Claims Conference tries to quell storm

Amid calls that the Claims Conference bungled a warning in 2001 about fraud within the organization, conference leaders appointed a committee to “formulate an appropriate course of action.”  More...

ZOA regains its tax-exempt status

The Internal Revenue Service reinstated the tax-exempt status of the Zionist Organization of America.  More...

Ira Forman tapped for antisemitism post

Ira Forman, who led President Obama’s reelection campaign in the Jewish community, was appointed as the State Department’s envoy to combat antisemitism.  The State Department announced the appointment on the same day it released its More...

Obituaries

OBITUARIES

GERTRUDE BERMAN, of Cherry Hill, died on May 12. Wife of the late Albert Berman. Mother of Cookie (Allan) Weinberg and Merle (Roger) Koerner. Grandmother of four and greatgrandmother of five. More...

Do It!

Calendar

THURSDAY, MAY 30  JGH AUXILIARY AT  LIONS GATE  Game Day from 10:15 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Bring friends and a game. Buffet lunch at noon. Cost is $20 and reservations should be made with Marline Polak at 679-2209. More...

Editorial

Jews everywhere should respond To Oklahoma tornado tragedy

Our hearts go out to residents of Moore, Okla. More...

DRY BONES… Reality Bites

Full Story

Butting heads with Israel’s bureaucrats at 61 Jabotinsky Street

While driving on Route 431 from Rishon L’Tzion toward Ramla, I noticed what appeared to be just another annoying pizza or hummus restaurant flyer tucked under the windshield wiper of my car. More...

Religion Column

Our lives should be a reflection of who we are

Parshat Shelach-Lecha Num. 13:1-15:41  More...