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New York Measles Outbreak Halted Among Orthodox

By Seth Berkman

A measles outbreak among New York’s Orthodox Jewish community has been curtailed, according to officials for the city’s department of health.Read More


Israel and Palestinians Downplay Peace Breakthrough

By Reuters

Israelis and Palestinians played down on Monday the prospects of their envoys meeting in Washington any time soon, and the White House said getting the two sides to agree a peace deal remained an “enormous challenge”.Read More


92Y Chief Sol Adler Fired Over Affair

By JTA

The longtime executive director of New York’s 92nd Street Y, Sol Adler, was fired after revelations that he had a long-term affair with his assistant.Read More


Eilat, Tourist Paradise on Red Sea, in Crosshairs as Israel Ponders Terror Threat

By Reuters

An airliner full of carefree vacationers dips out of a cloudless sky on a final descent to Eilat and the desert around Israel’s toehold on the Red Sea sizzles with unseen military activity.Read More


Britain's Royal Baby Arrives at Jewish Hospital Wing

By JTA

When Kate Middleton was rushed to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital earlier today, anxious to avoid hundreds of paparazzi camping outside, she almost certainly missed the little plaque at the entrance. The memorial pays tribute to the anonymous donor “who was not unmindful of his neighbors’ needs” and who paid for the wing in 1937.Read More


'Big White Jew' Leads African Nation of Guinea-Bissau in Maccabiah

By Haaretz

Andrew G. Szabo gets asked a lot of questions about his delegation at the 2013 Maccabiah games − “Where is that?” being the main one.Read More


Serbia Anti-Semitic Vandals Strike Jewish Cemetery

By JTA

Serbian police suspect three minors are responsible for the desecration of 39 Jewish graves in the northern city of Subotica.Read More


Hooking Up at the Maccabiah Games

By Dana Harman (Haaretz)

For British table tennis champion Dov Katz, 38, the last Maccabiah Games, in 2009, were pretty sweet — and not just for the competition.Read More


Gilad Shalit Will Lead Aliyah Flight From U.S.

By JTA

Gilad Shalit will accompany a flight of new immigrants, including 106 children, leaving New York for Israel on Monday.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Agrees To Seek Cabinet OK for Talks

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek formal cabinet backing for reviving U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians, an Israeli official said, after pro-settler ministers threatened to try and thwart the initiative.Read More


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