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Two Israeli Soldiers Injured in Attack Launched From Egypt

By Reuters

Attackers on Egypt’s Sinai peninsula opened fire on Israeli soldiers across the border on Wednesday, wounding two, the Israeli military said.Read More


British Youth Soccer Player Charged for Anti-Semitic Taunts

By JTA

player in a British youth soccer league who allegedly heaped a Jewish team with anti-Semitic abuse was charged with “discrimination on the grounds of religion” by the Football Association.Read More


Jewish Leader Charged for Calling Quenelle Comic 'Professional Anti-Semite'

By JTA

Roger Cukierman, president of France’s largest Jewish group, was indicted for calling the comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala a “professional anti-Semite.”Read More


Rabbi Barry Freundel Urged Women To Take 'Long Showers' and Mikveh 'Dunks'

By Uriel Heilman

Bethany Mandel found it odd when Rabbi Barry Freundel demanded she ttake a “really long shower” in the mikveh prior to her formal conversion to Judaism.Read More


Ashoka Mukpo, NBC Cameraman With Jewish Roots, Free of Ebola

By Reuters

NBC freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa, is free of the virus and will leave the Nebraska Medical Center on Wednesday, the hospital said. Mukpo arrived in the United States on Oct. 6 for treatment.Read More


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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly has withdrawn his support for a bill that would allow local rabbis to oversee conversions.Read More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


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