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January 5, 2010

Jan. 5: Enforcing Settlement Freeze, Single in Israel, Jewish Vice

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How Israel is implementing the settlement freeze

Jewish settlers protesting the government's decision to freeze settlement building in the West Bank by breaking a house they built from ice near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's house, Jan. 4, 2010.
Jewish settlers protesting the government’s decision to freeze settlement building in the West Bank by breaking a house they built from ice near Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s house, Jan. 4, 2010. (Miriam Alster / Flash90 / JTA)
As Israeli authorities begin enforcing a West Bank Jewish settlement freeze announced in November, many Israelis are asking how far the government is willing to go. Read more »

The singles arrive

Nefesh B’Nefesh teamed up with JDate to send dozens of single immigrants to Israel on a group flight last week. The Wandering Jew (a.k.a. JTA’s Ben Harris) was there — and got it all on video. Watch now »

Op-Ed: Jewish social entrepreneurship and its discontents

A veteran social entrepreneur offers some advice to the next generation and the funders that love them (at least for now). Read more »

Editors’ Picks

Jewish Vice (Japan Times)

Covering crime for a major Japanese paper, Jewish American reporter Jake Adelstein has been accused of being part of an international Jewish conspiracy.

Israel gone by 2500? (San Diego Jewish World)

Writer Danny Bloom says Israel may disappear by 2500 if climate change isn’t addressed.

Keeping Shabbat and keeping safe (Jerusalem Post)

The search for ways to keep synagogues safe without violating the sabbath.

Deceased philanthropist: Happy birthday to me (Cincinnati Enquirer)

The late Jack Greenberg of Cincinnati throws himself a birthday party.

Celebrity Jewish givers (Daily Beast)

The philanthropy section of The Daily Beast took 50 of the world’s celebrities aligned with specific charities and calculated which of them had the greatest impact on their charities of choice. The Fundermentalist checks out how the Jews fared.

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