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President Barack Obama Visits Raoul Wallenberg Memorial in Sweden

By JTA

President Obama examined artifacts from the life of Raoul Wallenberg and wished Jews worldwide a “shanah tovah” during a tour of Stockholm’s Great Synagogue.Read More


Women of Wall Leader Anat Hoffman Named Haaretz's Person of Year

By Haaretz

Anat Hoffman, chairwoman of Women of the Wall, is the clear winner of Haaretz’s Person of the Year poll conducted over the past week on Haaretz’s Facebook page in English.Read More


Tel Aviv Won't Fine Open-on-Sabbath Businesses

By JTA

Tel Aviv told the Israeli Supreme Court that it will not fine businesses that have until now opened on Shabbat as it works to change a city bylaw that bans business from opening on the Jewish Sabbath.Read More


Ariel Sharon Undergoes Surgery for Feeding Tube

By JTA

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had successful surgery to insert a feeding tube.Read More


Netayahu Calls Israel a Beacon for World Jewry

By JTA

Benjamin Netanyahu said that Jewish communities around the world will continue to stand by Israel and said that “Israel will continue to be there for the Jewish people everywhere,” in a Rosh Hashanah message.Read More


South Africa University Hit by Anti-Israel Protest

By Geoff Sifrin (Haaretz)

A proud bastion of anti-apartheid, Wits University, found itself the target last week after the Johannesburg school hosted an Israeli jazz quartet - triggering a round of protests by anti-Israel activists.Read More


Maccabi Australia To Probe Abuse Scandal

By JTA

Maccabi Australia will conduct an independent review of its handling of a child sex abuse scandal that resulted in a former basketball coach being jailed last month for eight years.Read More


Rahm Emanuel Plays Hero After Cyclist Hit By Truck

By Reuters

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday came to the aid of a bicyclist struck by a truck and stayed with her until an ambulance arrived.Read More


AIPAC and Other Jewish Groups Back Strike on Syria

By Reuters

Three influential pro-Israel groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday to authorize President Barack Obama to launch an attack on Syria, signaling a stepped-up lobbying effort for American military action.Read More


Dutch City Unveils Memorial to Helga Deen, Jewish Holocaust Victim

By JTA

The Jewish community of Tilburg in the Netherlands unveiled a statue commemorating Helga Deen, a teenage Jewish diarist who died in a concentration camp 70 years ago.Read More


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