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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’


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


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


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


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


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

Israel Denies Sending Egypt Riot Equipment


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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