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Benjamin Netanyahu Withdraws Support From Conversion Bill

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly has withdrawn his support for a bill that would allow local rabbis to oversee conversions.Read More


Savannah Congregation Defies Board, Votes Yes to Controversial Rabbi

By Paul Berger

A controversial Savannah rabbi may retain his pulpit for another three years, despite the synagogue board’s recommendation that his contract not be renewed.Read More


Jerusalem Elects Ashkenazi and Sephardi Chief Rabbis

By JTA

The Jerusalem City Council elected two new chief rabbis, including Rabbi Shlomo Amar, the former chief rabbi of Israel.Read More


Nazis War Criminals Should Not Be Collecting Social Security, White House Says

By JTA

Nazi war criminals should not be receiving Social Security benefits, a White House spokesman said.Read More


Mayor of Rome Accompanying High Schoolers on Trip to Auschwitz

By JTA

Mayor Ignazio Marino of Rome is in Poland leading city high school students on the annual “Memory Journey” Holocaust education trip to Auschwitz and Krakow.Read More


Rabbi Freundel Conversions Are Valid, Israeli Chief Rabbinate Says

By JTA

The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged with voyeurism.Read More


Palestinian Protesters Firebomb Jewish-Owned Building in East Jerusalem

By JTA

Palestinian protesters threw firebombs at an apartment building in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan after Jews moved in.Read More


Zionist Leader Kalman Sultanik Dies at 97

By JTA

Zionist leader Kalman Sultanik, who for decades served as a leader in the World Jewish Congress, has died.Read More


Stunning Reality TV Star Wins 'Miss Jewish Star' Pageant

By JTA

Linor Shefer, an Israeli-American reality television star who was born in Ukraine, won Moscow’s first “Miss Jewish Star” beauty pageant.Read More


2,000-Year-Old Stone Engraved to Roman Emperor Hadrian Unearthed

By JTA

A fragment of a stone engraved with an inscription dedicated to the Roman emperor Hadrian was discovered in Jerusalem.Read More


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