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Pete Buttigieg keeps calling Mike Pence a ‘Pharisee.’ Here’s why that angers Jews.

(JTA) — Pete Buttigieg has a word he likes to use to describe Vice President Mike Pence: “Pharisee.”

Jewish scholars would like him to stop doing that.

Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, running a dark horse campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, has advanced the idea of...
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Rivlin process to form Israeli government will be transparent

(TPS) — Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin on Monday will begin consultations with the political parties that were elected in last week’s elections to the Knesset.

Once Rivlin receives the official results of the elections from Judge Hanan Melcer, the chairman of the elections committee on Wednesday, he will consider if...
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National WW2 Museum offering Warsaw study

Warsaw Academy, a three-week study-abroad opportunity for college students, is one of the newest educational travel offerings from The National WWII Museum. This unique and interactive program brings students face-to-face with the reality of the Jewish ghettos, the Holocaust, and the brutality of the Eastern Front by bringing them to the...
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Local NCJW section receives Social Change Award

The Greater New Orleans Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) was presented with the Champions for Social Change Award at the NCJW Washington Institute on April 8. in ceremonies in Washington. The award is designed to honor an NCJW section for excellence in developing and implementing an...
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Space IL to field Beresheet 2 lunar mission

Still reeling from the failure of its Beresheet moon mission last week, SpaceIL chairman Morris Kahn announced the establishment of Beresheet 2 on Saturday, April 13.

The first Beresheet mission ended unsuccessfully on Thursday when the craft, the first launched from under the auspices of Israel, crash-landed on the lunar...
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Mordechai Rivkin receives bronze trophy at international chidon

Local Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana families are celebrating the achievement of Mordechai Rivkin, son of Congregation Anshe Sfard’s Rabbi Yochanan and Sarah Rivkin, for his placement last week in the final round of the annual International Chidon HaMitzvos competition in Newark, NJ.

Mordechai Rivkin, received a bronze trophy as a...
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Deadline for JCRS college assistance is May 31

The Jewish Children’s Regional Service (JCRS) reminds eligible, deserving Jewish youth from across the seven-state region it serves that applications for undergraduate college assistance have a deadline to be filed by May 31, 2019.

JCRS gives assistance to over 100 undergraduate college students each year on a “needs-based” determination. Applications...
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UPDATE: Airbnb will cancel its ban on West Bank settlement listings

By BEN SALES

(JTA) — In a reversal of a 2018 policy announcement, Airbnb will not remove West Bank settlement listings from its website.

The policy change came in a court settlement Monday between the vacation rental company and a dozen American Jewish plaintiffs who had sued the company, organized by...
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The kids are all right-wing: How Israel’s younger voters have grown more conservative over time

By LAURA ADKINS and BEN SALES

(JTA) – Like lots of millennials who have catapulted to fame, May Golan got her start on the internet, blogging about life in her South Tel Aviv neighborhood. From there she gained a platform as a social activist, with 25,000 followers on Facebook and...
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Here are the issues Israelis had in mind when voting

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN

(JTA) — Benjamin Netanyahu won the election. Benny Gantz, his rival, came close but lost. That much we know.

But why did Israelis vote the way they did on Tuesday? What issues drove the prime minister’s victory?

We took a look at a recent survey that examined Israeli...
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