both stories from the Jerusalem Post (click the titles for the complete article): Holier than thou? Donations from evangelicals are critical to welfare funding, but rabbis are divided on whether it is kosher to accept money from messianic Christians. Jewish American songs for Shabbat, the High Holy Days and Jerusalem play in the background as one waits for the phone to be picked up at the Jerusalem headquarters of the International … [Read more...] about News of Note
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Stories making news in our Jewish world; datelines Boston, Los Angeles, London, New York and Jerusalem: from the Jewish Advocate: Economy and intermarriage worry Zionist organizations Leaders debate assimilation's effect on funding for Israel Rising inflation and an unstable stock market have affected nonprofit organizations across the country, including pro-Israel groups. But the floundering U.S. economy is not the only threat to … [Read more...] about MediaWatch: Around Our World
With telecommuting rising in popularity and the workforce becoming truly global, conference calls are now an accepted means of doing business. But sometimes a conference call just isn’t enough. Two good articles, the first targeted to non-profits, the second (though expensive) an updated approach in the private sector. A Few Good Online Conferencing Tools (Idealware) Sometimes you need to show visuals to go along with the conversation—maybe … [Read more...] about TechWatch: Virtual Meetings
from the Jerusalem Post: The Other Side of Wikipedia Most of us have come to realize, it's too late for Wikipedia, as far as Israel is concerned. The "Npov" crowd (an acronym for the supposedly Neutral Point of View of Wikipedia editors) have basically installed themselves in the positions of editorial authority that control the site. Wikipedia editors gave CAMERA a hard time for trying to do something (how dare they!) about the … [Read more...] about TechWatch: Wikipedia and Israel
Hadassah just concluded their 94th national convention in Los Angeles. And at the closing dinner Tuesday night, a prominent Medical Center board member warned the organization was on "the tipping point" into decline. Two pertinent facts were stated by Stewart Greenebaum during his remarks: in the past year Hadassah's membership has declined by 6% and dollar donations have decreased by 20%. So, it appears that like every other organization … [Read more...] about Hadassah, Tipping Into Decline?