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Weapons Experts Leave Syria as U.S. Attack Looms

By Reuters

U.N. experts left Syria on Saturday after investigating a poison gas attack that killed hundreds of civilians, and the United States said it was planning a limited response to punish Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad for the “brutal and flagrant” assault.Read More

Ukraine May Open Airport for Hasidic Pilgrimage


kraine is planning to open a decommissioned airport near Uman for Jewish pilgrims.Read More

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Officiate at Gay Wedding

By Reuters

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to officiate at a wedding ceremony between two men this weekend, just two months after the court issued high-profile rulings on the highly divisive issue.Read More

Barack Obama Will Visit Stockholm Synagogue During Trip to Sweden


President Barack Obama is slated to visit the Great Synagogue of Stockholm during his visit to Sweden.Read More

German Jews Push Boycott of Roger Waters Amid Anti-Semitism Furor


Dusseldorf’s Jewish community is pushing for a boycott of a Roger Waters concert in their city.Read More

Top Paris Chabad Officials Arrested in School Abuse Probe


French police have arrested two Jewish men from Paris on suspicion they pressured parents of allegedly molested minors not to press charges.Read More

Russia's Largest Synagogue Gets $300K Facelift


Russia’s largest synagogue announced plans for a $300,000 facelift.Read More

Slain Cleveland Jewish Nurse's Family Doubles Murder Reward to $50K

By Doni Bloomfield

The family of Aliza Sherman, the Cleveland nurse murdered in March, has doubled the reward to identify her murderer to $50,000.Read More

Man Who Refused To Give Wife Jewish Divorce Gets Harsher Prison Time

By Haaretz

A man imprisoned for refusing to grant his wife a divorce was transferred to a facility with harsher conditions, after the head of the rabbinical court asked prison officials to do so, in order to induce him to agree to a divorce.Read More

Naftali Bennett Appeals to Diaspora for Support on Western Wall Prayer Plan

By Haaretz

Minister of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett made an attempt to reconcile Diaspora Jews and released a letter to World Jewry ahead of the new Jewish year explaining his plan to resolve the ongoing dispute over the rights of non-Orthodox Jews, including women, to pray at the Western Wall according to their customs.Read More

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