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Former Hadassah Exec Says She Had an Affair With Madoff


A former chief financial officer at Hadassah is claiming that she had an affair with Bernard Madoff.Read More

Josef Burg, Yiddish Author, Is Dead at 97


The award-winning Yiddish author Josef Burg has died at the age of 97 in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.Read More

Conservative Rabbi Files Suit Challenging Georgia’s Kosher Laws

By Sue Fishkoff (JTA)

A Conservative rabbi in Georgia is challenging the constitutionality of his state’s kosher law, saying it favors Orthodox religious standards and constitutes state entanglement in religion.Read More

Israel Warns Nationals To Leave Sinai Peninsula

By Haaretz

Israel on Tuesday issued a travel warning for its nationals visiting the Sinai peninsula in Egypt, advising them to leave the area immediately.Read More

Convicted Barghouti Voted to Fatah’s New Leadership


Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences in an Israeli prison, was among those elected to the Palestinian Fatah Party’s new leadership.Read More

Jewish Leader Endorses Republishing 'Mein Kampf'


A German Jewish leader has endorsed publication of an annotated edition of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”Read More

Jerusalem Mayor Is Target of Violent Attacks by Haredim


Fervently Orthodox Jews mobbed Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and threw stones at his car.Read More

In Europe, Growing Number of Jewish Communal Leaders Are Women

By Toby Axelrod (JTA)

Hanna Lorer, 80, a leading member of this small Jewish community in the Balkans, had never met a female rabbi or cantor until this summer.Read More

Rights Group Report: Hamas Committed War Crimes


Rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip into Israel’s South amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch said.Read More

Lieberman Says He’d Do It All ‘Exactly The Same’

By Haaretz

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman responded to an announcement by police that they would recommend an indictment against him by saying if he could go back, he would do everything exactly the same.Read More

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