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The Mifalot-Mitzvah Project

The Mifalot-Mitzvah Project

The news from the Middle East brings forth images of chaos and collapse of civilization. It’s difficult to find any sign of hope to combat the numerous problems facing the region. The recent Israeli elections brought forth major divisions in Israel about an ultimate reconciliation with the Palestinians and the treatment of Israeli Arab citizens.

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WJC Official Participates in Ceremony at Restored Synagogue in Turkey

WJC Official Participates in Ceremony at Restored Synagogue in Turkey

The deputy CEO of the World Jewish Congress, Maram Stern, was in Turkey this week to take part in the re-opening ceremony of the Great Synagogue of Edirne, which was restored for $2.5 million and is the first synagogue to open in Turkey in two generations. Guest of honor at the ceremony was Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arinç.

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Christian Clergy Support Israel

Christian Clergy Support Israel

Dozens of Evangelical Christian leaders from the greater New York area united at the Faith Exchange, hosted by Rev. Daniel Stratton in New York City on Friday morning, July 25, to express their support for Israel in its current conflict with the Palestinian terrorist Hamas group. They spoke out to expose the utter moral disparity between Israel and Hamas. The evangelical leaders repeatedly affirmed their love of both the Palestinian people and the Israeli people.

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Dr. Clarence B. Jones: Martin Luther King Jr. was a Staunch Supporter of Israel.


Dr. Clarence B. Jones: Martin Luther King Jr. was a Staunch Supporter of Israel

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UJA Federation of NY & Catholic Charities Launch 2nd ‘Joint Feeding Our Neighbors’

Jewish and Catholic communities launched initiative with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah food packaging project, an interfaith response initiative to feed NY's hungry.Jewish and Catholic communities launched initiative with Thanksgiving and Hanukkah food packaging project, an interfaith response initiative to feed NY's hungry.

UJA-Federation of New York and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York launched the second joint Feeding Our Neighbors: An Interfaith Response initiative, collaborating once again in a unified effort to tackle hunger by collecting and distributing food to hungry New Yorkers. Kicking off the initiative at the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood, UJA-Federation, Catholic Charities, and 50 UJA-Federation volunteers assembled 750 Thanksgiving and Hanukkah–themed kosher food packages to be distributed to low-income, homebound residents of Washington Heights, through UJA-Federation beneficiary agencies and a Catholic Charities food pantry. This was the first in a series of efforts to strengthen the resources for food pantries to collect and distribute one million meals to help people in need throughout New York during winter's cruelest months.

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Rabbi Hier to Pope Francis: “Peace is One of Judaism's Greatest Virtues”

Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean and Founder of the Jewish Human Rights NGO, addresses Pope Francis and a private audience at the Vatican.Rabbi Marvin Hier, Dean and Founder of the Jewish Human Rights NGO, addresses Pope Francis and a private audience at the Vatican.

Vatican City – A sixty-member Simon Wiesenthal Center delegation that included Holocaust survivors, Christians and a prominent Muslim met today with Pope Francis at a private audience in the Vatican. In his speech, Rabbi Marvin Hier Dean and Founder of the Jewish Human Rights NGO, raised the continuing threats from terrorists and rogue nations, like Iran.

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Pope Francis Wishes World Jewry a
‘Sweet’ New Year

Pope Francis. Photo: L’Observatore RomanoPope Francis. Photo: L’Observatore Romano

Pope Francis pledged to oppose restrictions on religious freedoms and wished world Jewry a ‘sweet’ New Year at meeting with World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder. The Pope wished Jews around the world a sweet and peaceful year 5774, and also called for increased dialogue among the world’s religious communities. He opposed fundamentalism in any faith.

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