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Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto Will Confess to Bribery

By Gidi Weitz

Rabbi Yoshiyahu Pinto is expected to sign a plea bargain by the end of the week, confessing that he attempted to bribe the commander of the national police fraud to receive information about an investigation against him.Read More

19 Jewish Couples Wed in East Ukraine


The Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk in eastern Ukraine held a group wedding for 19 Jewish couples.Read More

Fla. City Won't Name Bridge After 'Anti-Semitic' Henry Ford


Officials in Fort Myers City, Fla., withdrew a proposal to rename a bridge for Henry Ford after residents raised concerns about his anti-Semitic publications.Read More

First Mortar Fired at Israel From Gaza Since Truce

By Reuters

A mortar bomb was fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since an Aug. 26 truce halted a seven-week war in the Palestinian enclave, the Israeli military said.Read More

Adam Greenberg Makes Jewish Sports Hall of Fame

By Raffi Wineburg

Adam Greenberg saw one pitch in his first major league at-bat, a 92 mph fastball that struck him in the head and effectively ended his MLB career. The ball hit with a sickening thud, popping Greenberg’s helmet off and sending the young ballplayer to the ground, where he clutched his head in agony.Read More

Komen Foundation Sorry for Houston Race for the Cure Conflict With Yom Kippur


The Susan G. Komen organization apologized for holding its Race for the Cure in Houston on Yom Kippur.Read More

Arson Eyed in Belgian Shul Fire

By Reuters

Belgian prosecutors are investigating a fire at a synagogue in Brussels on Tuesday, which they say was set intentionally but does not seem to have been a “terrorist attack”, a spokesman said.Read More

Israel and Palestinians Agree on Gaza Reconstruction

By Reuters

The United Nations, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have reached a deal to allow reconstruction work to begin in the war-torn Gaza Strip with U.N. monitoring of the use of materials, U.N. Middle East envoy Robert Serry said on Tuesday.Read More

French Chief Rabbi Sees 'Indifference' to Anti-Semitism

By Tom Heneghan

France’s government has reacted strongly to a rising tide of anti-Semitic acts this year but French society seems indifferent to the threat they present, the country’s newly elected chief rabbi said on Tuesday.Read More

Rome May Kill Stalled Holocaust Museum


After years of delays city authorities may drop the idea of establishing a modern, $30 million Holocaust Museum in central Rome and instead install a smaller exhibit in a former shopping center in a Rome suburb.Read More

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