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Rabbinic Group Knew of Rabbi Barry Freundel Conversion 'Violations' in 2012

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The leading Modern Orthodox rabbinical association says that it knew in 2012 that Rabbi Barry Freundel acted inappropriately in his role overseeing conversions, but that it chose not to bar him from working with converts and did not inform his synagogue.Read More

British Lawmaker Will Not Be Prosecuted For Declaring 'Israel-Free Zone'


British lawmaker George Galloway will not be prosecuted for calling for his constituency to be “declared an Israel-free zone.Read More

9 Jewish Families Move Into E. Jerusalem Neighborhood


Nine Jewish families moved into the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan.Read More

Suspect Arrested in Attack on Jewish Communal Exec at Basketball Protest

By Paul Berger

The man suspected of punching Jewish communal leader Leonard Petlakh at a Brooklyn Nets game has been arrested. He is not being charged with a hate crime.Read More

Did Belgian Minister Condone Nazi Collaborators?


A representative of Flemish Jews asked a deputy prime minister of Belgium to clarify statements in which he appeared to condone the actions of Nazi collaborators.Read More

Dutch Boycott 'Room No. 4' Exhibit on Jailed Palestinian Children


A group of Dutch Christians vowed to boycott Utrecht’s Domkerk Church for the duration of an exhibition on jailed Palestinian children, which they said encourages anti-Semitism.Read More

Metropolitan Opera Braces for 'Klinghoffer' Protests

By Jonathan Allen

New York’s Metropolitan Opera is bracing for its most tumultuous opening in decades on Monday as protesters get ready to picket “The Death of Klinghoffer,” the John Adams opera about the 1985 hijacking of a cruise ship by Palestinian guerillas.Read More

Sidney Shapiro, China's Jewish Translator, Dies Aged 98

By Reuters

Sidney Shapiro, a famed U.S.-born translator who was one of the few Westerners to gain Chinese citizenship and become a member of a high-level parliamentary body, died on the weekend in Beijing, his granddaughter said. He was 98.Read More

Yaalon Heads to D.C. as Israeli Ministers Rip Kerry Remarks


Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon left for a five-day U.S. trip amid criticism by Israeli ministers of remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry.Read More

Rivlin: Violence Is an Epidemic in Israeli Society


The epidemic of violence permeates every sector of Israel, the country’s president, Reuven Rivlin, said in an address.Read More

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