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Y.U. Chancellor Norman Lamm Steps Down After Admitting Failure on Sex Abuse

By JTA

Y.U. Chancellor Norman Lamm is resigning. He acknowledged his failure to respond adequately to allegations of sexual abuse at the university’s high school for boys.Read More


Israel Launches Crackdown on 'Price Tag' Extremists

By Reuters

Israel announced a crackdown on Monday against Jewish ultranationalists who vandalise Palestinian property, saying they were tantamount to terrorists and their attacks could fan sectarian violence.Read More


Israeli Who Killed Parents Searched Online for 'Getting Away With' Murder

By Reuters

An Israeli who stabbed his mother and father to death was convicted of murder on Monday partly because he searched online for tips including “how to kill your parents and get away with it”.Read More


Ethiopian Birth Rate Plunged Amid Israel's Secret Contraception Program

By Dan Even (Haaretz)

A Knesset study prompted by news reports about the administration of contraceptive injections to Ethiopian immigrant women before and after their arrival in Israel shows that these women gave birth to significantly fewer children in Israel than their peers who came to Israel in the 1990’s, before the practice became widespread.Read More


Israeli Extremist Arrested for 'Jesus Is Monkey' Graffiti on Catholic Monastery

By Reuters

An Israeli is under arrest for the vandalism of a Christian monastery in the occupied West Bank last year, carried out in solidarity with hardline Jewish settlers, police said on Monday.Read More


Shylock-for-'Jew' Crossword Clue Spurs Apology Over Money-Grubber Trope

By JTA

A major newspaper company has apologized for using Shylock as a clue in a nationally syndicated crossword puzzle for the answer “Jew” after the Anti-Defamation League said it was insensitive.Read More


Princeton President Uncovers Family Secret — He's Jewish

By Haaretz/Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber was working on a school project with his son Danny, then a fourth grader, when he made a stunning discovery.Read More


As Thousands in Egypt Protest, Israel Stays Mum

By JTA

Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians in protests across the country called on President Mohamed Morsi to step down.Read More


10 Teens Win $36K Diller Tikkun Olam Award

By JTA

Ten U.S. teens were recognized for their volunteerism with Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards. Each will receive an honorarium of $36,000 “in recognition of their leadership, innovation and commitment to making the world a better place,” the Helen Diller Family Foundation said in its announcement.Read More


Jewish Ex-Interior Minister To Be Investigated in Buenos Aires Bombing

By JTA

The Jewish ex-interior minister of Argentina will be investigated for his ties to the AMIA Jewish center bombing.Read More


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