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Hungary Leader Accepts Nation's Responsibility for Role in Holocaust

By JTA

A Hungarian lawmaker called the Holocaust “part of Hungarian history,” during ceremonies marking the country’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.Read More


Elaborate Recreation of King Herod's Tomb Is Scrapped

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

A plan to restore the original structure that held King Herod’s tomb at Herodion in the West Bank has been scrapped after it came under fire from archaeologists, tour guides and other experts.Read More


Boston Bombing Suspect Identified From Video — No Arrest

By Reuters

There have been no arrests made yet in the bombings at the Boston Marathon that left three people dead and scores injured, U.S. government and law enforcement sources said on Wednesday.Read More


Texas Judge's Wife Admits 'Jewish County' Slayings

By Reuters

Kim Williams, the wife of a former Texas justice of the peace investigated in connection with the killings of two prosecutors, was arrested early on Wednesday in Kaufman County, Texas, jail records show.Read More


Wayne Firestone Picked To Run Genesis $1M Prize

By JTA

Wayne Firestone, the former head of Hillel, was named president of the Genesis Prize Foundation.Read More


Egyptian Jews Elect Magda Haroun as New Leader

By JTA

Egypt’s Jewish community has elected a new leader, Magda Haroun.Read More


Jews Warn Against Rush to Judgment on Boston Marathon Terror Bombings

By JTA

Jewish groups and officials who track terrorism warned against jumping to conclusions about who might be behind the bombings at the Boston Marathon, a caution that derives from years of wrongful speculation that on occasion has ruined innocent lives.Read More


Anthony Weiner Faces Skeptical New York Voters

By Reuters

Democrat Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress in disgrace two years ago, is weighing a bid for New York mayor, but a poll released on Tuesday suggests his political comeback would be an uphill battle.Read More


Egalitarian Kotel Prayer Plan Just Start of Religious Pluralism Debate in Israel

By JTA

The plan to allow non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall may be historic. But bigger Israeli fights are looming on marriage, conversion, and public transport on shabbat.Read More


Rockets Strike Israel Resort Town of Eilat

By Reuters

Two rockets fired from Egypt’s Sinai peninsula struck Israel’s Red Sea resort of Eilat on Wednesday, causing no casualties or damage, the Israeli military said.Read More


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