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3,000 Mourn Grandfather and Teen Kiilled in Overland Park Rampage

By Reuters

housands of mourners filled a church in Kansas on Friday to remember a teenager and his grandfather who were shot dead outside a Jewish community center last week in a suspected anti-Semitic hate crime.Read More


Forward Scoops 6 Deadline Club Nominations

By Anne Cohen

The Jewish Daily Forward has been selected among the finalists in the Deadline Club’s 2014 Annual Awards Contest, representing excellence in journalism from print newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the Internet.Read More


Jewish Nonprofits Start To Embrace Maternity Leave

By Julie Wiener

A growing list of Jewish nonprofits are now offering or expanding paid maternity leave, the result of a push by Advancing Women Professionals, a communal advocacy group.Read More


Extremist Jews Try To Torch Israel Mosque

By JTA

Israeli police are investigating the torching of the entrance to a mosque in northern Israel and the spraying of anti-Arab slogans on its walls.Read More


Hardline Rabbi Named Head of Israel's Shas Party

By JTA

xShalom Cohen, a hardline rabbi known for his overt hostility toward modern-Orthodox and secular Israeli Jews, was appointed spiritual leader of the Orthodox, Sephardi Shas Party.Read More


Overland Park Killer Among Racist Web Site Users Who Kill 100

By Reuters

A white supremacist charged with killing three people near two Jewish community facilities in suburban Kansas City this week posted more than 12,000 messages on a racist website which carries the slogan “No Jews, Just Right,” according to a leading organization that tracks hate groups.Read More


U.S., Israel Teaming Up to Facilitate Entry Into Visa Waiver Program

By JTA

The United States and Israel are creating a working group to help Israel advance toward joining the visa waiver program.Read More


Italian Politician Beppe Grillo Parodies Primo Levi Poem About Holocaust

By JTA

Beppe Grillo, an Italian comic turned politician, refused to apologize for his parody of a Primo Levi poem about the Holocaust to criticize Italy’s government and political system. Italian-Jewish leader Renzo Gattegna called the parody on Grillo’s blog an “obscenity.”Read More


Vladimir Putin Praises Russian Jews on Passover

By JTA

Russian Jews are making an enormous contribution to strengthening Russian society’s cohesion, President Vladimir Putin wrote in a holiday greeting to the Jewish community.Read More


Tears and Calls for Peace at Overland Park Service

By Reuters

The scene of what authorities say was a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace as religious leaders gathered at a Kansas Jewish community center for a memorial service in honor of three people shot dead on Sunday.Read More





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