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Holocaust Property Database Provides Trove of Info


A database of Holocaust-era property records has become the largest publicly available, single-source database of lost Jewish property assets from that era.Read More

Bosnian Serb Deported From Israel to Face War Crimes Trial

A Bosnian Serb with Israeli citizenship can be extradited to Bosnia to stand trial on charges of genocide, a Jerusalem court ruled.Read More

Looted Warsaw Ghetto Painting Returned to Poland


A Nazi-looted painting depicting Jewish life in the Warsaw Ghetto was returned to Poland.Read More

Jewish Duke Hoopster Heads to Maccabi Tel Aviv

By Forward Staff

Duke’s Jon Scheyer is coming to Israel to be a basketball superstar.Read More

Australian Rabbi Resigns Over Molestation Cover-Up Report


A Sydney rabbi stepped aside from his high-profile post while he fights a report suggesting he supported covering up alleged cases of child molestation.Read More

Jewish and Roma Youth Meet in Hungary


Representatives of Jewish and Roma, or Gypsy, youth groups from eight countries are meeting in Hungary.Read More

General Strike Jolts Israel as Protests Spread

By Rotem Starkman (Haaretz)

Most municipal authorities have declared a one-day strike scheduled for Monday, in sympathy with popular protests spreading throughout Israel.Read More

Knesset Will Take Break Despite Protests

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

The Knesset will break for recess this week as planned, despite calls to cancel the break due to the ongoing nation-wide protests. The question was voted on in a meeting chaired by Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin. Only representatives from Shas and Kadima voted in favor of canceling the recess.Read More

Justin Bieber Gets Hebrew Tattoo in Israel


Teen pop star Justin Bieber and his father got matching Hebrew tattoos during their April visit to Israel.Read More

Boy Plans Charity Swim as Bat Mitzvah Gift

By Forward Staff

An 11-year-old New York boy is reportedly planning a one-mile charity swim in the Hudson River as a special bat mitzvah gift to a friend.Read More

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