Booker, undecided, weighs Iran nuke deal

Although he remains undecided on whether to approve the multinational nuclear agreement with Iran, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) told several hundred Jewish listeners from New Jersey he is weighing his concern about the security of the United States and Israel against potential benefits of the deal.

Rabbi Weis joins NAACP in America's Journey for Justice March

Rabbi David Weis of Congregation Beth Israel in Northfield, joined fellow clergy and civil rights supporters for America’s Journey for Justice, a 40-day march that began in Selma, Alabama, on August 1, 2015, and which will conclude in Washington, D.C., on September 16, 2015. Rabbi Weis completed 40,383 steps (or 18.4 miles) starting in Montgomery on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, in the 100-degree Alabama humidity.
Rabbi Weis answered the call to participate from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) Religious Action Center.  He was one of 150 Reform Rabbis to participate, marching with a Torah scroll that will be carried the full 860 miles.

America’s Journey for Justice was organizes by the NAACP, in conjunction with labor, civil rights, environmental justice, educational and faith-based communities. The 860-mile journey is designed to call attention to the need for an advocacy agenda that ensures a fair criminal justice system, free or corruption, and unfettered access to the ballot box, sustainable jobs and living wages, and equitable education. The march began in Selma in memory of the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March.

For the 15-minute sermon delivered by Rabbi Weis about his experience, visit
 and scroll down to the August 9 posting.

Beyond the Victorian: Cape May shows signs of vibrant Jewish life

Cape May conjures images of Victorian homes, quaint and trendy boutiques, sumptuous restaurants, and beautiful beaches. But most people don’t think of this historic town, with its thriving arts scene, as a place with a lot of Jewish life.

Obama Administration intervenes in Palestinian terror case

The Palestinian Authority and the PLO were found liable for attacks on U.S. citizens in a verdict in New York earlier this year, and face a judgement of $655 million.

Chuck Schumer opposes Iran Nuclear Deal, shaking Democratic Firewall

Senator Chuck Schumer, the most influential Jewish voice in Congress, said Thursday night that he would oppose President Obama's deal to limit Iran's nuclear program.

Captured Hamas terrorist reveals startlingly deep Iran-Hamas relationship

A Hamas operative nabbed by the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) and police last month has revealed a wealth of information on the terror group’s plans for the future. The news was only cleared for publication Tuesday.

Israeli startups set new all-time record, raise $1.12 billion in last three months

The Israeli high-tech industry has broken yet another record: In the second quarter of 2015, Israeli startups raised a striking $1.12 billion from investors, the largest quarterly investment in the history of the Startup Nation. The total, raised by 179 Israeli startup and high-tech companies, slightly exceeded the former record, $1.11 billion, set in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Egypt's security in question after ISIS beheading of Croatian

A photo claiming to show the decapitated body of a Croatian hostage killed by ISIS-backed fighters is raising renewed concern about security in Egypt for tourists and foreign workers in the wake of weeks of attacks by insurgents.

Iran furious at Hamas for cozying up to Saudis

Iran cancelled a planned visit by a Hamas delegation in retaliation for Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal’s decision to visit Iran's rival, Saudi Arabia. The purpose of Mashaal’s trip appears to have been to build Saudi ties in light of Iran's inconsistency in providing funding to the terrorist organization. Hamas insists that its relationship with Iran is stable.
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