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Botticelli 15th-Century Fresco Heads to Israel

By JTA

Italy is giving Israel a Rosh Hashanah present – the loan of a masterpiece by the 15th century Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli.Read More


Jonathan Sacks Says Good-Bye as Chief Rabbi

By Haaretz

On Friday morning, people listening to BBC Radio 4’s popular Today program heard a familiar voice addressing them on “The Thought for the Day” slot. It was Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks making his final appearance.Read More


Netanyahu Says Israel Can Stand on Own Against Syria

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played up Israel’s ability to take on its enemies alone on Sunday after Washington delayed attacking Syria in a surprise move that prompted some Israelis to question their main ally’s resolve on Iran.Read More


Heartbreak for Israeli Julia Glushko at U.S. Open Tennis Tourney

By Reuters

It was a tournament of firsts for Israeli Julia Glushko but in the end there was only the sting of disappointment after she was ousted in the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday.Read More


Barack Obama Delays U.S. Strike on Syria

By Reuters

President Barack Obama on Saturday backed away from an imminent military strike against Syria to seek the approval of the U.S. Congress, in a decision that likely delays U.S. action for at least 10 days.Read More


Weapons Experts Leave Syria as U.S. Attack Looms

By Reuters

U.N. experts left Syria on Saturday after investigating a poison gas attack that killed hundreds of civilians, and the United States said it was planning a limited response to punish Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad for the “brutal and flagrant” assault.Read More


Ukraine May Open Airport for Hasidic Pilgrimage

By JTA

kraine is planning to open a decommissioned airport near Uman for Jewish pilgrims.Read More


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Officiate at Gay Wedding

By Reuters

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to officiate at a wedding ceremony between two men this weekend, just two months after the court issued high-profile rulings on the highly divisive issue.Read More


Barack Obama Will Visit Stockholm Synagogue During Trip to Sweden

By JTA

President Barack Obama is slated to visit the Great Synagogue of Stockholm during his visit to Sweden.Read More


German Jews Push Boycott of Roger Waters Amid Anti-Semitism Furor

By JTA

Dusseldorf’s Jewish community is pushing for a boycott of a Roger Waters concert in their city.Read More


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