A 24-year-old beautician, Mindy Pollak, became the first Hasidic woman to hold public office in Montreal.5
Unidentified vandals painted several swastikas and other anti-Semitic symbols on a synagogue building in Gdansk, Poland.
A new bill would allow non-Orthodox Israeli parents to adopt non-Jewish children.3
The Obama administration plans to present in January its own plan for a draft framework agreement on permanent status between Israel and the Palestinians, a senior Knesset Member told Haaretz on Monday.
An international campaign launched in Cape Town to free Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails has been condemned by the South African Zionist Federation.
In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection at the Western Wall to mark the group’s 25th anniversary.
Several hundred demonstrators protested the unveiling of a bust of a Hungarian ally of Hitler outside a Budapest church.3
Brad Ausmus, who managed the Israeli national team’s bid for the World Baseball Classic, was named the manager of the Detroit Tigers.
A bill that would allow local rabbis to oversee conversions will be introduced to the parliament after passing a Knesset committee.
Works by several of the greatest artists of the modern age have been held at a secret location near Munich for the past two years, after having been discovered in a raid by the German authorities on the apartment of an elderly man accused of tax fraud.
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