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Israel Lawmakers Tear Clothes in Ultra-Orthodox Draft Protest

By Haaretz

Haredi lawmakers tore their clothes as a sign of mourning and held a special prayer service after the Knesset approved Yesh Atid’s draft-reform bill on its first reading by a vote of 64 to 21 on Tuesday morning.Read More


Hebrew Hammer Ryan Braun Suspended for Doping

By Reuters

Major League Baseball (MLB) has suspended former National League most valuable player Ryan Braun for the rest of the 2013 season for violating the league’s joint drug prevention and treatment program.Read More


Israel Wanted Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard Freed in Peace Bargain

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Israel has requested the United States release Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in return for freeing 103 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails since before the Oslo Accords, Channel 2 reported Monday evening.Read More


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


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