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U Maryland Yiddish Program Stays Alive, Thanks to Cash Infusion

By Jacob Berkman (JTA)

After fears that the school would have to cancel its classes in Yiddish after this spring’s semester, the University of Maryland has managed to raise enough money to keep the program going at least through 2013.Read More


Pro-Mubarak Supporters Call Foreign Journalists ‘Jews’

By JTA

Pro-Egyptian government counter-protesters in Cairo are screaming “Jew!” at foreign journalists, apparently spurred by Egyptian state TV accusations that Israeli spies are behind the protests.Read More


One Killed, 500 Wounded in Violent Cairo Clashes

By Haaretz Service

Thousands of supporters of Egypt’s president and anti-government demonstrators in Cairo attack each other with stones, clubs, petrol bombs.Read More


Egypt Army Fires Shots as Mubarak Protesters Clash

By Haaretz Service

Thousands of supporters of Egypt’s president and anti-government demonstrators attack each other with stones, clubs; Al-Jazeera reports more than 100 hurt.Read More


Israeli Journalists Arrested in Cairo as Protests Continue

By JTA

Four Israeli journalists were arrested in Cairo as anti-government protests in Egypt turned violent.Read More


Mubarak Says He Won't Run Again; Pledges Smooth Transition

By JTA

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he would not run again and pledged a peaceful transition to his successor.Read More


Israel Beefs Up Military Presence Along Egyptian Border

By JTA

Israel’s military has increased its presence on the border with Egypt over fears that terrorists and migrants will take advantage of the unrest in Egypt to cross into Israel.Read More


Synagogues Offer Hefty Loans, Grants To Lure Young Families

By Sue Fishkoff (JTA)

They were looking to move anyway, said Stephanie Butler. And the $50,000 incentive being offered by Temple Emanu-El in Dothan, Ala., to young Jewish families willing to relocate helped tip the scales.Read More


Cantorial School Named for Debbie Friedman

By JTA

The Reform movement’s cantorial school has been named for the late Debbie Friedman.Read More


Israel Denies Sending Egypt Riot Equipment

By JTA

Israel has denied an Al Jazeera report that Egypt had requested Israel to send riot-dispersal gear and that two airplanes had landed in Cairo with the equipment.Read More





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