Met Council Reeling Again as David Frankel Leaves Helm

A year after Met Council was rocked by the Willie Rapfogel fraud scandal, the anti-poverty group is reeling again. Would an ultra-Orthodox leader change things for the better?

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Could Foreigners Who Serve in Israeli Army Face War Crimes Charges?

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon and a number of Western foreign ministers asking them to bring to trial their citizens who serve in the Israeli army or volunteer with the military for alleged war crimes commited in Gaza.

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After 30 Years, First Klezmer Festival Founder Says 'Mission Accomplished'

KlezKamp, the annual celebration of Yiddish folk arts, will hold its final gathering in December. The founder says it’s mostly succeeded — and he wants to take on new artistic challenges.

Anti-Israel Professor Returns to Trinity College — Will Controversy Come Back Too?

Vijay Prashad is returning to Trinity College in Hartford. Will the controversial professor’s support for the academic boycott of Israel bring turmoil back to campus too?

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Prague Chief Rabbi Quits Amid Literary Sensation — and Whiff of Scandal

When the novel “Altschul’s Method” hit the shelves in Czech bookstores this March, it was hailed as a brilliant political and psychological thriller combining elements of science fiction, alternate history and Jewish mysticism.

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