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
The Margoleses made headlines when 8-year-old Na’ama refused to back down from ultra-Orthodox men. They have left the town of Beit Shemesh — but not for the reasons you might think.
One of the two British teenagers injured in an acid attack in the African island of Zanzibar was released from the hospital.
The women’s prayer group has announced that it will hold a special Selichot service at the Western Wall on Sept. 1. Selichot are the penitential prayers and liturgy recited each night starting in the Jewish month of Elul and up until the High Holy Days.
Israel’s plans to free 26 Palestinian prisoners to help underpin renewed peace talks remained on track on Tuesday after its High Court rejected an appeal against their release.
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