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Turkey Unveils Great Synagogue as Jewish Community Fades

By Reuters

When the domes of Edirne’s abandoned Great Synagogue caved in, Rifat Mitrani, the town’s last Jew, knew it spelled the end of nearly two millennia of Jewish heritage in this Turkish town.Read More

Newly elected Arab MKS to Meet with Abbas


Four members of Israel’s Joint Arab List elected to the Knesset met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank.Read More

Hillel Chief Eric Fingerhut to Meet with J Street Students


The president of the Jewish campus group Hillel agreed to a meeting with student activists from the liberal lobby J Street.Read More

Conservative Movement Leaders Praise Netanyahu for 'Arab' Comment Apology


Conservative movement leaders applauded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s regrets for an Election Day statement about Arab Israelis and decried a pledge by J Street to press Jewish groups not to spend in the West Bank.Read More

Meet Ruth Porat, Google's New Jewish CFO

By Anthony Weiss

To the business press, the symbolism of Ruth Porat’s move from her position as chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley to her newly announced perch as Google’s CFO of the future couldn’t be more obvious — it represents a shift in power from Wall Street to Silicon Valley.Read More

Congresswoman Apologizes Referring to Political Rival as 'Orthodox Jew'


U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois apologized for referring to a one-time political rival as an “Orthodox Jew” in casting him as a threat to liberal interests.Read More

Israeli Citizen Was Aboard Germanwings Flight That Crashed in French Alps


An Israeli citizen was aboard the Germanwings flight 4U 9525 that crashed in the French Alps, Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirmed.Read More

Facebook Expanding Its Operations in Israel


Facebook said it will expand its operations in Israel.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu to Appoint Moshe Kahlon as Israel's Finance Minister


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said he will appoint Moshe Kahlon as the country’s finance minister.Read More

Jewish Community United in Grief After Brooklyn Blaze Kills 7 Children

By Uriel Heilman

It was New York’s deadliest blaze since 2007, and there were only two survivors: mother Gayle Sassoon, 45, and daughter Tziporah, 15, who jumped from second-story windows to escape the flames sparked by a malfunctioning Shabbat hot plate in their home in the Midwood section of Brooklyn.Read More

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