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A conversation with Dan Raviv
BY Justin Hayet
July 24, 2013

Dan Raviv is a Washington, D.C.-based national correspondent for CBS and host of its “Weekend Roundup.” He is also known for co-authoring “Every Spy A Prince: The Complete History of Israel’s Intelligence Community.” He posts weekly on his blog at israelspy.com. The JT recently caught up with Raviv to talk about his new book, “Spies CONTINUE »

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USHMM exhibition focuses on collaboration, complicity in the Holocaust
BY Emily Minton
July 24, 2013

A new story-based exhibition is open at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, allowing visitors to explore and think about the concepts of collaboration and complicity of individuals during the Holocaust. Entitled “Some Were Neighbors,” the exhibition, which took nearly six years to complete and was underwritten in part by grants from the David Berg CONTINUE »

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BY Meredith Jacobs
July 23, 2013

If the composition of the American public in was in 2004 what it became in 2012, John Kerry would have been elected president. According to Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center, it is projected that by 2050, 47 percent of the U.S will be white, 29 percent Latino, 13 percent black CONTINUE »

July 22, 2013

The total number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States fell by 14 percent in 2012, continuing a three-year trend of incremental declines, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued July 22. The ADL Audit reported a total of 927 anti-Semitic incidents across the U.S. in 2012 including assaults, vandalism CONTINUE »

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Fingerhut to take over as president of Hillel
BY Suzanne Pollak
July 18, 2013

Former Ohio congressman Eric Fingerhut, who was chancellor of the board of regents for Ohio’s state’s public universities and colleges, is the new president of Hillel. Fingerhut was unanimously chosen by the board of directors of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life on July 14. He is expected to take the helm of the CONTINUE »