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December 15, 2017  RSS feed
World News

Law banning religious groups’ politicking survives repeal bid

WASHINGTON (JTA) – A decades-old ban on houses of worship directly involving themselves in elections has survived a repeal bid by House Republican leaders.  Jewish groups from Reform to Orthodox, and including Jewish civil rights groups, have opposed the removal, saying it would unnecessarily politicize the pulpit.  More...

Trump’s Jerusalem decision is a big deal, but won’t change much, at least for now

WASHINGTON – In announcing U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Donald Trump spoke loud and clear – except when he didn’t.  More...

Inaugural Survivors’ Night reminds world at Hanukkah of their triumph against all odds

BERLIN (JTA) – Hundreds of Holocaust survivors around the world participated in an inaugural global Hanukkah ceremony meant especially for them. In Jerusalem, New York, Berlin and other German cities, the survivors lit candles on Thursday night, the third evening of the eightday holiday. More...

Israeli drug maker to lay off 14,000 workers

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, one of the largest manufacturers of generic drugs in the world, will lay off 14,000 workers as part of a global restructuring, or 25 percent of its workforce.  Teva made the announcement on Thursday, Dec. 14. The cuts will take place over the next two years, with most in 2018, The Associated Press reported.  More...

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