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Trump and his inaugural day signal major shifts ahead

True to form, minutes after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump positioned himself in opposition to the dignitaries on stage behind him, saying that on this day, “We are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.”

Wednesday 01/18/2017
ADL seeks to increase European Jewish communities’ ‘sense of security’
Posted: January 18, 2017

Andrew Srulevitch was in town on Jan. 12 to speak to current fellows with the Anti-Defamation League’s Glass Leadership Institute and to the board of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society. As the ADL’s director of European affairs, Srulevitch monitors anti-Semitism in Europe and advocates for the security of Jewish communities there.

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In the days leading to inauguration, groups express concerns
Posted: January 18, 2017

Members of Arizona Jews for Justice have reached out to Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake with concerns about the incoming administration.

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In Israel, religious single moms gain greater acceptance
Posted: January 18, 2017

When Alexandra Benjamin was pregnant recently with her son, she went shopping for appliances for her new apartment in Jerusalem.

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Tuesday 01/17/2017
Obamacare repeal effort sends jitters through Jewish service groups
Posted: January 17, 2017

Before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit organized local doctors to provide free care to Jews who lacked health insurance.

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10 things you should know about Israel’s tourism sector
Posted: January 17, 2017

Some 2.9 million people visited Israel last year, a 3.6-percent rise over 2015.

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Wednesday 01/11/2017
After bomb threats, JCCs face ‘new reality’
Posted: January 11, 2017

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security will be assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day.

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Tuesday 01/10/2017
Whitefish, Montana, rally held in solidarity with Jewish community
Posted: January 10, 2017

Several hundred people reportedly turned out in sub-zero-degree weather for a rally in Whitefish, Montana, to show solidarity with the Jewish community, which has been targeted by a neo-Nazi website.

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Marvin Hier says he’s ‘proud’ to be Trump’s inauguration rabbi
Posted: January 10, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Rabbi Marvin Hier has known Charles and Seryl Kushner — Jared Kushner’s parents and Donald Trump’s in-laws — for decades. The Hiers and the Kushners have gone to the same kosher for Passover resort, the Arizona Biltmore, over the years. The Kushner family, prominent real estate developers, have also been generous donors to the Simon Wiesenthal Center founded by Hier, for which he now serves as dean.

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