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Study: Young pro-Israel activists are diverse ideologically, religiously

By NEIL RUBIN

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Jewish student leaders may be strident in their Israel advocacy, but they are tolerant in defining pro-Israel activism and diverse in their political views. Those are among the major findings of a new survey being billed as the first major study of North American young adult...
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Finnish party plans new bill to ban circumcision

(JTA) — Finland’s third largest party, True Finns, has demanded a ban on the ritual circumcision of minors. In a debate held Sept. 26 at the Finnish parliament in Helsinki, Vesa-Matti Saarakkala, a lawmaker for True Finns, reiterated his calls in March to outlaw the practice in Finland.

Saarakkala, 28, said...
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Kosher food demand arguments heard here

(JTA) — A U.S. appeals court heard oral arguments in the case of a Texas prison inmate who is demanding kosher food. Attorneys for Max Moussazadeh, who is serving a 75-year sentence for a 1993 murder, made their case Monday before a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals...
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Adam Greenberg strikes out in ‘second chance’ at bat

(JTA) — Adam Greenberg, who was beaned in his only Major League at-bat in 2005, struck out as a pinch-hitter after being given a one-day contract by the Miami Marlins. Greenberg was fanned on three pitches in the sixth inning by the New York Mets’ R.A. Dickey, a knuckleballer and leading...
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NOJDS readies for name change to Community Day School

The New Orleans Jewish Day School will officially rename itself to start an aggressive marketing campaign its board believes will ensure its survival as a source of Jewish education in New Orleans. The change to Community Day School will become complete in official ceremonies and with several family fun activities...
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Metairie Chabad to offer Hebrew reading course

Rabbi Mendel Ceitlin of the Chabad Center of Metairie has announced a new crash course in Hebrew reading that will have students guaranteed reading Hebrew within six weeks. The class is especially geared towards those who have never read Hebrew before. The course being taught at the Gerson Katz Chabad...
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Succot services, activities listed

The following synagogues and temples will be having Succot activities taking place in and around the succahs they have built for 5773 through Shabbat Succot:

Congregation Anshe S’Fard (Monday, October 1 & Tuesday, October 2) – Shacharit with Hallel, Mussaf Festival Services 9:15 a.m. Kiddush luncheon in the succah to...
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AJC poll confirms wide Jewish preference for Obama

A poll conducted by the American Jewish Committee confirms a decided Jewish preference of 65 percent for President Barack Obama over 24 percent for Republican candidate Mitt Romney, were the election to be held today. Ten percent remain undecided, but according to the poll, Obama enjoys a substantial lead of...
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Kosher fare now available at Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Although the New Orleans Saints failed to bring home a win at yesterday’s contest with the Kansas City Chiefs, they did score an off-field victory of sorts.

Starting with yesterday’s game in the Superdome, Kosher Sports, Inc., a New York firm specializing in selling glatt kosher foods began dispensing a...
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At U.N. General Assembly, Iran is on the mind – again

By NEIL RUBIN

WASHINGTON (JTA) — At this year’s U.N. General Assembly, Iran’s push for nuclear weapons is the overwhelming international diplomacy priority for American Jewish groups — but it’s not the only one. The body’s 67th session, which opened Sept. 18, provides the opportunity for Jewish groups to meet with...
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