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Over the past 18 years as our Federation’s Executive Director Bill Wallen has given us many things.  He has given us friendship, leadership, perspective, reason and inspiration.  He has given of his time, his sweat and his money.   He has also given one of the greatest gifts that one can give another, the gift of certainty. For over 40 years Bill has been a consistent and constant presence and advocate for justice, kindness and humanity through his work as a Federation board member, teacher, committee chair, President and finally Executive Director.  We, our Federation community, have always known that Bill would get the job done with dignity and with consensus.  Bill has been a consistent community builder as a volunteer in our ....READ MORE.


  The Times of Israel
Ex-IAEA official: In theory, Iran could reach weapons-grade enrichment in a week

In Jerusalem’s Old City, Palestinians celebrate return to a near-normal Ramadan

Australian watchdog slams ‘perverse’ auction of Hitler’s personal items

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to American sanctions

US warns Israel to stop ‘dangerous, detrimental’ chatter on Natanz attack — TV

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  JPost.com - Homepage
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  Jewish WeekJewish Week
For #MeToo Transgressors, the Torah’s Presciption Includes Banishment

My Father Was an Owner. He Taught Me to Value Organized Labor.

The innovation of emptiness

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NYC Mayoral Candidates Debate Police Role in Fighting Hate Crimes

  NYT > World > Middle East
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U.S. Is Expected to Approve Some Arms Sales to U.A.E. and Saudis

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NYC mayoral candidate Dianne Morales calls Israel ‘apartheid state’

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  Aish.com: Holidays
The Murder of a Hero

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  Jew or Not Jew
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  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Mahmoud Abbas to address J Street conference

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Israel’s Foreign Ministry plays Jimmy Fallon’s hashtag game — very badly

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  News & Views – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com
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  Washington Jewish Week
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