One of Western Europe’s largest Hebrew bookstores has closed down in Amsterdam as its former owners prepare to immigrate to Israel.
Kids are growing up faster than they used to, or at least they are certainly getting cell phones earlier, according to a July survey commissioned by the cell phone company Pelephone.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, in his first public statement since taking a leave of absence to enter sexual harassment therapy, refused to bow to a campaign seeking his ouster through a recall election, touting his accomplishments in office instead.
The New York Jewish communal world reacted with shock this week to news that William Rapfogel, longtime head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and a major player in New York’s Jewish community, had been fired for alleged financial improprieties.
Rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel as Palestinian prisoners being released by Israel were being transported to the border.4
Secretary of State John Kerry sought on Tuesday to prevent the fracturing of his Middle East peace initiative, which faces its greatest threat to date from a series of Israeli announcements of new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
The U.S. Secret Service has released the first 104 [pages of documents](https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/750523-aaron-swartz-usss-first-release-08-12-13.html about coder and activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide in November, less than three months before his impending trial.
Touro Synagogue and Congregation Shearith Israel are going forward with dueling lawsuits over a set of Torah scroll decorations.
A New York-bound El Al flight returned to the terminal gate after its official departure to collect an 11-year-old girl who had been removed from the airplane after she mislaid her passport.
William Rapfogel allegedly inflated insurance bills at the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty he once led to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars of overcharges for himself. The scheme was revealed Tuesday in the New York Daily News, which based its report on an anonymous source.5
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