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WASHINGTON (JTA) – The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman and the third consecutive Jewish top U.S. government banker. Yellen was confirmed in a 56-26 vote on Monday. January 6. She … more
Carl Feldman will be speaking on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, his background, the power of the Presidency, his attitude toward the Holocaust and his larger dreams of a world at peace. Carl Feldman was born in Providence in 1937 and is a graduate … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – As the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination approaches, we Jews have our own special reasons to mourn. The conventional community memory of Kennedy would be enough by itself. JFK overcame the legacy of his … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Janet Yellen is soft-spoken, tough, methodological, flexible – and Jewish. President Obama’s announcement last week that he had tapped Yellen, 67, to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve made news in … more
(JTA) – Everyone knows that an ocean separates Israel and the United States. Yet after three days in New York recently, I realized how big that ocean really is. more
  Olympic gold medalist leads U.S. delegation at Maccabiah opening Olympic gold medalist leads U.S.delegation at Maccabiah opening   RAMAT GAN, Israel – When swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale heard his name announced recently as … more
(JTA) – In a new study, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 89 percent of Jews say, “Abortion should be legal in all or most cases.” Compare that to 72 percent among Americans with no religious affiliation, and 63 percent … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – The election for Massachusetts governor is still 16 months away – too soon to know what the issues are or who the viable candidates will be. But apparently it’s never too soon for tikkun olam, repairing the world. more
NEW YORK (JTA) – For my bar mitzvah, my parents got me a laptop. For what I searched for on it, they got me a shrink. more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Dianne Feinstein and Ron Wyden have much in common. Both longtime U.S. senators are Democrats, Jewish and fiercely independent West Coasters. more
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