Inked: On January 5, Israeli police interrogated and fingerprinted Anat Hoffman.

Women of the Wall Leader Interrogated by Police

The leader of Women of the Wall, a group of women who gather monthly to pray at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, was questioned by police, fingerprinted, and told that she may be charged with a felony for violating the rules of conduct at what is considered Judaism’s most sacred site.

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Caricature: David Levine, who died on December 29, captured the essence of politicians, writers and artists in his drawings.

Levine, an Artist Who Drew in Yiddish

David Levine, who drew idiosyncratic portraits of thousands of celebrities, politicians, artists, and other newsmakers, died on Dec. 29. The Brooklyn-born artist’s caricatures and watercolors appeared in Esquire, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Nation, The New Yorker, Time and the New York Review of Books, where he started drawing in 1963.

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Crackdown: Protests in the streets of Iran in the last days of December were violently suppressed.

Jewish Leaders Firm on Broad Iran Sanctions Despite Unrest

As anti-government protests — and government repression — flare in Iran, Jewish groups remain focused on the issue of nuclear proliferation there, prioritizing this problem over concern for the country’s opposition movement.

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At odds: Obama?s special envoy on antisemitism, Hannah Rosenthal, sparked a debate by criticizing Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren.

U.S. Antisemitism Envoy Scored on Criticism of Oren

A breach of protocol by the administration’s new envoy on antisemitism came with a heavy price: an implicit rebuke from her superiors at the State Department and a sharp retort from her former colleagues in the organized Jewish community.

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Turmoil: Skver Hasidim have ignored demands by state and federal agencies to deal with safety and sanitation violations in this Summer camp in Sullivan Couny

New Square Hasidim in Trouble, Again: Feds Shut Slaughterhouse

The shuttering of a New York kosher poultry slaughterhouse for serious sanitary violations is once again putting the spotlight on a Hasidic sect, some of whose members have repeatedly defied the law.

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