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Lezak Skips Worlds, Picks Maccabiah Games

One of America’s most decorated swimmers is skipping the world championships in July for a chance to compete in Israel.

‘I Gotta (Mazel Tov) Feeling’

Congratulations are in order for the Black Eyed Peas. No, make that a hearty “Mazel tov.”

For Madoff’s Victims, Here’s a Guide to the Complex World of Legal Restitution

Now that Bernard L. Madoff’s fate has been sealed by a 150 year-long prison sentence, many victims are shifting their focus to the issue of recouping some part of their finan-cial loss. What follows is a list of the different avenues through which victims of the fraud, including individuals, charities, and universities, may win back some of their money — a seemingly complex process that already has many people shaking their heads in dismay.

In the Courtroom: Torment and Dante’s Hell

Joseph Stalin once said that a single death is a tragedy; 1 million, a statistic. The same is true, it turns out, for financial ruin.

No You Can?t: The protests that met President Obama?s recent trip to Israel indicated the extent of Israeli discontent with the American president.

Growing Gulf Between U.S. And Israeli Jews on Obama

He swept to power with the support of 78% of American Jews. But has Barack Obama become the bane of Israeli Jews?