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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
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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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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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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Thursday 01/05/2017
Orthodox rabbis opposed to ‘Death with Dignity’
Posted: January 05, 2017

The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure.

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Tuesday 01/03/2017
Swastika painted on Reform rabbinical school’s sign in Cincinnati
Posted: January 03, 2017

A swastika was spray-painted on a sign near the entrance to the Reform movement’s rabbinical school in Cincinnati.

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
NJ synagogues seek help in welcoming Syrian refugees
Posted: December 28, 2016

Three synagogues in New Jersey are seeking help in resettling a Syrian refugee family.

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John Kerry rips Israel’s ‘pernicious’ settlement policy, lays out 6 principles for Mideast peace
Posted: December 28, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry laid out six principles that the United States believes must govern the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while rebuking Israel’s “pernicious policy of settlement construction.”

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