Miscellaneous

BY Eric Hal Schwartz
October 3, 2013

A new online platform makes giving tzedakah as easy as buying a book on Amazon.com. It’s called jgives.com. “With the site they can give with just one click,” said jgives.com co-owner Jodi Samuels. Samuels said she and partner Allen Ganz founded the platform to give people the opportunity to send aid to worthy causes, Jewish CONTINUE »

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October 3, 2013

The latest study by the Pew Research Center put on paper a lot of what our communal leaders already knew. Intermarriage is on the rise (71percent of non-Orthodox Jews are intermarried) and younger Jews are opting out of ritual and affiliation (1/3 of Millenials identify as Jews of no religion). But it also reported other CONTINUE »

October 3, 2013

At the J Street policy conference, the organization unveiled what it is terming its 2Campaign, which is focused on defining what it means to have two states for two people. The organization plans to invest $1 million in this campaign in the coming year. As part of that, J Street outlined the four components it CONTINUE »

October 3, 2013

While there is a strict gag order on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Ambassador Martin S. Indyk, lead American peace negotiator, did share some thoughts about the process during his talk at the J Street gala. He asked the rhetorical question, “What is different this time?” To this, Indyk said, No. 1 is that the key “enemies of CONTINUE »