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  • Joe Biden Promotes Iran Deal to Jews, and an Undecided Democrat in Florida
    Posted in In the News on September 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    NEW YORK TIMESJoe Biden Promotes Iran Deal to Jews, and an Undecided Democrat in FloridaBy Gardiner HarrisDAVIE, Fla. — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. promised to make one last point in his talk Thursday morning about the Iran nuclear agreement at a Jewish community center here.And then he promised one more final point. And then another. And another.The Obama administration secured enough votes in Congress on Wednesday to ensure that a deal to contain Iran’s nuclear program moves forward. Bu... Read more

  • U.S. congresswomen speak to FIU leadership program
    Posted in In the News on September 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    FIU NEWSU.S. congresswomen speak to FIU leadership programBy Clara-Meretan KiahTwo United States congresswomen, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), faced a room full of university leaders, poised for a Q-and-A session on politics and women’s roles as leaders.The congresswomen were invited to speak at the Educational Leadership Enhancement Program’s annual reunion and luncheon, which celebrates the program’s yearly graduates, and President Mark B. Rosenberg, who modera... Read more

  • Reflecting on 25 years with the 'Jewish Journal'
    Posted in In the News on August 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELBy Alan GochLook how far we've come.This week marks 25 years for me at the Jewish Journal.Both the newspaper and I have evolved over the past quarter century.My religion hasn't always been my first priority, but my association with the Journal has helped me look a little deeper into my Jewishness.Included among the Jewish milestones of bar mitzvah, marriage, parenthood and becoming bubbies and zaydes (grandparents), is a satisfying life's work. Family always comes first, but a succes... Read more

  • How I Turned My Breast Cancer Into A Positive Way To Help Others
    Posted in In the News on August 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    HUFFINGTON POSTBy Lisa F. CritesCall it clairvoyance or pure coincidence, but from the age of 15, I was confident I would face at least two extreme traumas in my life; my mother would die tragically and I, at some point, would be diagnosed with breast cancer. During my teen years, sometimes I would wake up in hysterics that my mom perished in a car crash, only until I realized it was a dream. In my early 30s, and two weeks after getting married, I did lose my mother in a car accident. She was ej... Read more

  • Democrats Look to Pivot From Milestones to Today's Priorities
    Posted in In the News on August 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    Roll CallBy Bridget BowmanWielding the gavel he held nearly 50 years ago to the day, former Rep. John D. Dingell told a group gathered in the Capitol Visitor Center Wednesday, “We did it! Now let’s see some real enthusiasm,” adding, “They fought us all the way.”The Michigan Democrat was back in the Capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid becoming law. At the House Democratic event, Dingell waved the same gavel he held when he presided over that historic vote a half c... Read more

  • Democrats fighting for spirit of Voting Rights Act
    Posted in In the News on August 6, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Alcee Hastings, Debbie Wasserman SchultzFifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act. With a stroke of his pen, long-entrenched policies that had prevented African-Americans and other racial minorities from casting their ballots were finally declared illegal nationwide.The law is arguably one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history, bringing to a close a century of political disenfranchisement.However, where... Read more

  • Black Clergy, Dems Vow To Restore Voting Rights Act On 50th Anniversary
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    News OneBy Lynette Holloway Calling it a “moral issue,” prominent Black clergy leaders will join President Barack Obama in the push to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which celebrates is 50th anniversary on Thursday.You may recall that the Supreme Court in 2013 struck down a key provision of the measure that required nine Southern states with a legacy of racial discrimination to procure federal approval before amending their voting laws. The decision made it possible for states such as No... Read more

  • Torch lighting, Munich salute to highlight Maccabi opening
    Posted in In the News on August 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Jewish JournalBy Marvin GlassmanThe 2015 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest for Jewish teens aged 13-17 begins in grand style with the opening night ceremony of the week-long event taking place Sunday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in the BB&T Center in Sunrise.Highlights of the ceremony will include the lighting of the torch to signify the opening of the games as well as a salute to the 11 Israeli athletes who were murdered by terrorists at the 1972 Olympics.It has been a tradition since the first 1982 JCC Ma... Read more

  • Alzheimer's disease is a woman's issue
    Posted in In the News on August 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    Miami HeraldBY JENNIFER BRAISTEDMore than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and 500,000 of those are Floridians. Alzheimer’s is currently the sixth leading cause of death, and of the top 10 leading causes. This degenerative disease that destroys the brain by killing nerve cells and tissues until all functions are affected is the only one that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured.Nearly two-thirds of Americans with the disease are women according to the Alzheimer’s Associat... Read more

  • Democrats Look to Pivot From Milestones to Today's Priorities
    Posted in In the News on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    Roll CallBy Bridget BowmanWielding the gavel he held nearly 50 years ago to the day, former Rep. John D. Dingell told a group gathered in the Capitol Visitor Center Wednesday, “We did it! Now let’s see some real enthusiasm,” adding, “They fought us all the way.”The Michigan Democrat was back in the Capitol to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid becoming law. At the House Democratic event, Dingell waved the same gavel he held when he presided over that historic vote a half c... Read more