Struggling: Labor leader Ehud Barak is increasingly isolated in his own party.

Losing Support and Suffering Defections, Labor Party Is in a ‘Struggle for Life’

With a new poll putting its support at an all-time low, and its leader, Ehud Barak, more isolated than ever, Israel’s Labor Party is now in for the fight of its life.

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Somber Memorial: The graves of Jews killed by an Arab mob during the 1929 Hebron massacre.

British Christians Push Repentance for Nation’s Conduct During Mandate

A new plaque at the Jewish cemetery in Hebron points to a new trend among British Christians: repentance for their country’s conduct during the Palestine Mandate.

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An Ace: Jeff Shulman of Las Vegas is one of the ?November Nine? who will be vying for the $8.6 million top prize in poker.

Chai Rollers Take Four Seats at the Table in Finals of World Series of Poker

In defiance of the odds on a scale of, say, holding a royal flush, four of the nine players who will be sitting at the final table at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas are Jewish.

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Walk-ins, No-Shows, Boos and Cheers

A Tight Squeeze: It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book: When planning an event, make sure the room is a little too small for the number of people you are expecting; that way, the room will always be full. But as J Street began its inaugural national conference October 26 at a Washington hotel, the rooms were way too crowded to suspect any deliberate underestimation. Organizers expected little more than 1,000 participants, but as the doors opened, the numbers grew. Walk-ins brought the number of conference participants to 1,500. A huge success for J Street, it was a big problem for those who tried to make it into the breakout sessions packed beyond capacity.

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Delectable: Amy Siegel won the Manischewitz Cook-Off competition last year for her falafel sliders.

Is Your Recipe Worth $25,000?

One of TV’s top chefs has signed on to judge a kosher recipe contest that will award prizes worth $25,000.

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