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San Francisco activists bring male circumcision ban closer to vote

A U.S. group opposed to male circumcision said they have collected more than enough signatures for a proposal to ban the practice in San Francisco as a ballot measure for November elections.

But legal experts said that even if the move was approved by a majority of the city’s voters, such a measure would almost certainly face a legal challenge as an unconstitutional infringement on freedom of religion.

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SF may vote on circumcision ban

A group opposed to male circumcision said on Tuesday they have collected more than enough signatures to qualify a  proposal to ban the practice in San Francisco as a ballot measure for November elections.

But legal experts said that even if it were approved by a majority of the city’s voters, such a measure would almost certainly face a legal challenge as an unconstitutional infringement on freedom of …

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Push to ban circumcision in San Francisco

Activists who want to ban male circumcision in San Francisco have taken a step toward putting the issue to a popular vote, sparking outcry from Jewish and Muslim groups.

A coalition of “intactivists” submitted 12,000 signatures to Californian city’s authorities this week in support of a ballot measure which would criminalize circumcision of males under 18 years old.

The city’s Elections Division now has a …

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US Jews oppose circumcision ban

Jewish groups and others are up in arms over an attempt to outlaw male circumcision in San Francisco by putting the issue to a popular vote.

Self-described “intactivist” Lloyd Schofield has been collecting signatures for a voter initiative that would criminalize infant circumcision in the Californian city.

 After two months of collecting names, he claims to be more than half way toward getting the 7,168 signatures he needs by late April …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

… of worship.

1665 The charter of Rhode Island enacts a law permitting Jews and Catholics to vote and hold public office.  This law would, however, be omitted from later codifications of Rhode Island law.

1669 The founding fathers of the political body of South Carolina draft a constitution stating that Jews are welcome as settlers.

1674 A tax list in Boston includes the names of two Jews, the first indication of Jewish residents in the strictly Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony. …

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Confessions of a Jewish infant genital mutilator

Confessions of a Jewish infant genital mutilator

… intactivism is a growing movement. Its spiritual and organizational headquarters is in San Francisco but they are spreading globally, or so at least the various intactivist websites claim. If they have their way, the good people of San Francisco will have a chance in November to vote in a piece intactivist legislation and from the Bay Area, who knows where it will spread next.

Though it turns out that there are others vying for the crown of the intactivist capital: Members …

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Group petitions court to halt vote on Jerusalem chief rabbi

Group petitions court to halt vote on Jerusalem chief rabbi

A liberal religious Zionist organization is asking the High Court of Justice to put a freeze on the process of electing a chief rabbi for Jerusalem until the regulations governing the process are altered to better represent the public and prevent political deals.

Ne’emanei Torah Ve’avoda on Monday filed a petition asking the court to basically reduce the weight of the religious …

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Greenfield Calls On Yeshivas To Register Parents To Vote

… G. Greenfield called on yeshiva administrators across New York to register yeshiva parents to vote at the same time that they register their children for yeshiva. Councilman Greenfield sent a letter to administrators today stressing that yeshivas are facing tremendous economic challenges at a time when state and local governments are grappling with multi-billion dollar deficits. His letter explained that political engagement across the entire Jewish community is crucial to …

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San Francisco man hopes to bring about ban on circumcision

… to the annual protests of “intactivists” in several cities in the United States, – in San-Francisco, there is sort of escalation of their fight with proposals to ban circumcision submitted to van impressive number of local lawmakers.

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N.J. Town To Vote On Middle School Drug Tests

… testing to their list of lessons when they move into middle school.

The Board of Education will vote Wednesday on a plan to randomly test sixth, seventh and eighth graders to see if they are under the influence of drugs. School administrators said they were confident the proposal would pass.

Read More: @ newyork.cbslocal.com

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Yeshiva U. Professor Brian Daves says the Jewish Vote “Doesn’t matter”

Yeshiva U. Professor Brian Daves says the Jewish Vote "Doesn't matter"

… is a report from the Brown Daily Herald that Yeshiva U. Professor Brian Daves says the Jewish Vote “Doesn’t matter” in deciding presidential elections (Political scientist: Jewish vote not crucial By Katherine Sola).

Next thing you know, he’ll be claiming that Jews don’t control the press or the economy. Sheesh!

Read More: @ tzvee.blogspot.com

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A Vote Against Dems, Not for the GOP

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In the first week of January 2010, Rasmussen Reports showed Republicans with a nine-point lead on the generic congressional ballot. Scott Brown delivered a stunning upset in the Massachusetts special U.S. Senate election a couple of weeks later.

In the last week of October 2010, Rasmussen Reports again showed Republicans with a nine-point lead on the generic ballot. And …

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Francisco Frischman in Curitiba, Brazil

Name:

Francisco Frischman

Address1:

Rua Cruz Machado 126

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City:

Curitiba

Location:

Brazil

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Type:

–Unknown–

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Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, California

… Name:

Congregation Emanu-El

Address1:

2 Lake Street

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City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

Type:

Reform

Tel:

(415) 751-2535

Fax:

(415) 751-2511

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Website:

http://www.emanuelsf.org/

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Congregation Keneseth Israel in San Francisco, California

… Congregation Keneseth Israel

Address1:

873 Sutter Street

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

94109

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

415-771-3420

Fax:

Services:

Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

http://kenesethisraelsf.org/

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Congregation Ner Tamid in San Francisco, California

… Congregation Ner Tamid

Address1:

1250 Quintara St.

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City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

Type:

Conservative

Tel:

1-415-661-3383

Fax:

1-415-661-9041

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Website:

http://www.uscj.org/ncalif/sanfrannt/

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Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco, California

… Congregation Sha'ar Zahav

Address1:

290 Dolores Street

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City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

Type:

Reform

Tel:

(415) 861-6932

Fax:

(415) 861-6081

Services:

Website:

http://www.shaarzahav.org/

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Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco, California

… Sherith Israel

Address1:

2266 California Street

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

Type:

Reform

Tel:

(415) 346-1720

Fax:

(415) 673-9439

Services:

Website:

http://www.sherithisrael.org/

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Keneset HaLev - Community of the Heart in San Francisco, California

… Keneset HaLev – Community of the Heart

Address1:

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

94115

Type:

– other –

Tel:

415-339-SHUL (7485)

Fax:

P.O. Box 15686

Services:

Website:

http://kenesethalev.org/

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Magain David Sephardim Congregation in San Francisco, California

… David Sephardim Congregation

Address1:

351 4th Avenue

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City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

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Sephardi

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Young Israel of San Francisco in San Francisco, California

Name:

Young Israel of San Francisco

Address1:

1806-A Noriega Street

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

94122

Type:

Young Israel

Tel:

(415) 752-2126

Fax:

(415) 752-5851

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

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Adath Israel Congregation in San Francisco, California

… Adath Israel Congregation

Address1:

1851 Noriega Street

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

94122

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

415-564-5665

Fax:

415-564-5629

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

http://www.ou.org/network/new/ca-ai.htm

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Ayn Sof Kabbalah Community with Rabbi Alyjah Navy in San Francisco, California

… with Rabbi Alyjah Navy

Address1:

1074 Folsom St.

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

94103

Type:

– other –

Tel:

(415) 233-0359

Fax:

Services:

Fri Evening Services

Website:

http://www.aynsof.org/

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Beth Israel-Judea in San Francisco, California

… Name:

Beth Israel-Judea

Address1:

625 Brotherhood Way

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

Type:

Conservative

Tel:

1-415-586-8833

Fax:

1-415-586-9013

Services:

Website:

http://www.uscj.org/ncalif/sanfranbij/

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Bnai Emunah in San Francisco, California

Name:

Bnai Emunah

Address1:

3595 Taraval Street

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

Type:

Conservative

Tel:

1-415-664-7373

Fax:

1-415-664-4209

Services:

Website:

http://www.uscj.org/ncalif/sanfranbe/

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Chevra Thilim in San Francisco, California

Name:

Chevra Thilim

Address1:

751 25th Avenue

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

Type:

Orthodox

Tel:

415-752-2866

Fax:

415-752-2019

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

http://www.sfshul.org/

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Congregation Anshey Sefard in San Francisco, California

… Congregation Anshey Sefard

Address1:

1500 Clement Street

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

94118

Type:

Sephardi

Tel:

Fax:

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays

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Congregation Beth Israel-Judea in San Francisco, California

… Beth Israel-Judea

Address1:

625 Brotherhood Way

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

Type:

Reform

Tel:

(415) 586-8833

Fax:

415.586.9013

Services:

Website:

http://www.bij.org/

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Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco, California

… Congregation Beth Sholom

Address1:

1301 Clement Street

Address2:

City:

San Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

Type:

Conservative

Tel:

1-415-221-8736

Fax:

1-415-221-3944

Services:

Daily Services, Fri Evening Services, Shabbat Morning Services, High Holidays, Tourist Visits

Website:

http://www.bethshalomsf.org/

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Richmond Torah Center in S. Francisco, California

… Richmond Torah Center

Address1:

423 10th Avenue

Address2:

City:

S. Francisco

Location:

California

Zipcode:

Type:

Chabad Lubavitch

Tel:

415-386-8123

Fax:

415-668-7015

Services:

Website:

http://pweb.netcom.com/~mikip/rtchome.htm

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