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Norway's Jews Mourn and Worry About Future

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Norway has just 1,500 Jews, but to hear Avi Ring tell it, the country is reacting to last Friday’s bombing of a government office building and massacre at a political summer camp in a traditionally Jewish way.Read More


Jewish Service Groups Worried About Debt Deadlock

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Jewish service groups are telling their constituents to be on guard for a possible government shutdown or slowdown after Aug. 2, when the United States is scheduled to hit its debt ceiling.Read More


Orthodox Groups Seek To Clarify Stance on Reporting Child Abuse

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Two Orthodox Jewish groups have released statements attempting to clarify their positions on reporting child abuse.Read More


Netanyahu Unveils Reform in Response to Housing Protests

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled sweeping housing reforms in Israel.Read More


Zuckerberg and Bibi Make 'Top Jews' List

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Mark Zuckerberg and Benjamin Netanyahu head The Jerusalem Post’s second annual list of the world’s 50 Top Jews.Read More


Hamas Offers Details of Gilad Shalit Capture

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Hamas published operational details about its abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.Read More


Private Funeral Held for Amy Winehouse

By Forward Staff

Amy Winehouse’s family held a private funeral for the troubled Jewish soul singer, who was found dead on Saturday of an apparent drug overdose at the age of 27.Read More


Ancient Altar Shows Ties Between Jews and Philistines

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

A stone altar from the 9th century BCE was found in an archeological dig on Tel Tzafit, a site identified with the biblical Philistine city of Gat. The altar is reminiscent of Jewish altars from the same period and sheds light on the cultural links between the two peoples, who fought each other for centuries.Read More


Palestinians Must Have State, Erekat Says

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat vigorously condemned both Israel and the United States during a briefing to over 90 Palestinian envoys in Istanbul.Read More


Israeli Orchestra Will Play Wagner Piece in Germany

By JTA

The Israel Chamber Orchestra plans to perform a composition by Richard Wagner in Germany, breaking an Israel taboo against playing the anti-Semitic composer’s music.Read More





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