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BY JNS.org
April 10, 2014

The Haifa District prosecution has indicted Mohammed Abed, a 42-year-old attorney from the village of Baana near the northern Israeli city of Acre, for a series of security offenses concerning his contacts with senior Hamas operatives. A gag order placed on the case was partially lifted Monday, revealing that Abed was arrested Feb. 24 in CONTINUE »

Beth Tfiloh, Pikesville High among schools represented
BY Heather Norris
April 10, 2014

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School student Lani Roskes and Pikesville High School student Jesse Fidel will find out in just a few weeks whether either will be one of up to just 141 high school seniors nationwide invited to Washington, D.C., to receive one the nation’s most prestigious awards given to high school students. Their CONTINUE »

BY JNS.org
April 10, 2014

China’s ancient Jewish community in Kaifeng is set to celebrate a traditional Passover Seder for what may be the first time in centuries. The Seder is being sponsored by Shavei Israel, an Israeli organization that helps “Lost Tribes” and other forgotten Jewish communities return to their roots. The Seder will be conducted by Tzuri Shi, CONTINUE »

Local reactions range from helpful to hopeful for Israeli-Arab peace negotiations
BY Melissa Gerr
April 10, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry has made 11 trips to the Middle East since July to facilitate Israeli-Arab peace talks. Last week, it looked as though his efforts were thwarted, when President Mahmoud Abbas applied for membership in international bodies — a move considered off limits by the American-brokered negotiation terms. In response, Israel canceled CONTINUE »

April 10, 2014

The International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism (IISHJ) has announced that Noach Dzmura is its new campus outreach coordinator/rabbinic student recruiter. Dzmura has 20 years’ experience as an instructional designer for the software industry and for higher education. Since obtaining an M.A. in Jewish Studies from the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies of CONTINUE »