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Oscars Producers Will Return in 2014 Despite Seth MacFarlane Debacle

By Reuters

Oscar organizers are bringing back Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produced the Academy Awards telecast for a second year, despite a mauling by media critics for their first effort in February.Read More


Staten Island Jewish Cemetery Boss Admits $1M Looting Scheme

By Forward Staff

A top official at a Staten Island Jewish cemetery admitted looting the institution of $1 million, diverting fees for headstones and plots to personal expenses like jewelry, theater tickets and even Costco bills.Read More


Supremes Raise Baseball and Chocolate Chips in 'Jewish' Cancer Gene Case

By Reuters

The Supreme Court justices on Monday signaled reluctance to issue too broad a ruling about patents on human genes, and some indicated they might seek a compromise distinguishing between types of genetic material.Read More


Venezuela Rivals Rally Amid Election Dispute

By Reuters

Both sides in Venezuela’s political stand-off will hold rival demonstrations on Tuesday after authorities rejected opposition demands for a presidential election recount and protesters clashed with police in Caracas.Read More


Rabbi Michael Broyde Tight-Lipped About 'Sockpuppet' Scandal

By Menachem Wecker

Rabbi Michael Broyde spoke as scheduled at a Chicago conference. He refused to say much about the fake name scandal that threatens his career.Read More


No Quick Answers in 'Terror' Bombing at Boston Marathon

By Reuters

Two bombs packed with ball bearings tore through crowds near the finish of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and triggering a massive hunt for those behind an attack the White House said would be treated as “an act of terror”.Read More


Polish Jewish Museum Opens as Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 70th Anniversary Nears

By JTA

Nearly two decades in the making, the more than $100 million institution officially opens to the public this week amid a month of high-profile, state-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.Read More


Venezuela Protests Flare as Henriques Capriles Disputes Vote Count

By Reuters

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the Venezuelan capital on Monday after opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles called for demonstrations to demand a recount of votes from Sunday’s election to replace the late Hugo Chavez.Read More


Brooklyn College BDS Forum Organizers Cleared of Barring Jews

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

A report commissioned by Brooklyn College has cleared organizers of the controversial forum on the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement held in February at Brooklyn College of charges that they discriminated against Jews in admitting people to the event.Read More


Jewish Groups 'Vigilant' After Boston Marathon Bombings

By JTA

The head of the security network for U.S. Jewish organizations said the community is “standing vigilant” following bombings at the Boston Marathon.Read More


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