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Is New York Developer's 'Poor Door' Plan Un-Jewish?

By Hody Nemes

A New York City luxury condo developer plans to create a so-called “poor door” entrance for affordable housing residents. Is the arrangement fundamentally at odds with Jewish ethics?Read More


Tel Aviv Flight Bans Pile on Israel's Gaza War Economic Woes

By Yardain Amron

The widening conflict in Israel forced most airlines to scrap flights Tuesday to Tel Aviv, as rockets from Gaza threatened Ben Gurion International Airport — dealing a major blow to Israel’s cash cow tourism industry.Read More


Why J Street Pulled Out of Boston Pro-Israel Rally

By JTA

reet withdrew from a pro-Israel rally in Boston because it did not feel the rally would address all the group’s concerns.Read More


Emergency Transfer Request Denied in Kosher Prison Food Case

By JTA

A federal judge rejected a request by a Venezuelan Jewish detainee for an emergency transfer from an Alabama prison over complaints that it was not providing kosher meals.Read More


Rockets Found at Second United Nations School in Gaza

By JTA

Rockets were discovered in a second United Nations school in Gaza.Read More


Israeli Soldier Killed in 'Fire Exchange' in Gaza, Israel Defense Forces Confirm

By JTA

An Israeli soldier was killed in a “fire exchange” in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces announced.Read More


Law Professor Dan Markel Killed by Gunshot to Head

By Forward Staff

Dan Markel died from a gunshot wound to the head, the Tallahassee Police Department announced Tuesday.Read More


Will Israel Re-Occupy Gaza?

By Ben Sales

Some Israeli leaders are calling for a cease-fire. But others argue that the only way to address the Hamas threat is to reoccupy Gaza.Read More


U.S. Orders Airlines to Ground Flights to Tel Aviv After Rocket Explodes Near Ben Gurion Airport

By Reuters

Delta Airlines suspended flights into Tel Aviv until further notice and diverted a flight on its way there due to rocket fire from Gaza.Read More


2 New York Infants Get Herpes From Controversial Circumcision Rite

By Paul Berger

Two more infants in New York City have tested positive for herpes following a controversial circumcision rite.Read More





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