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Synagogues Swimming in Old Prayer Books as New Editions Replace Old

By JTA

What to do with the old books – it’s a growing problem for synagogues across the United States.

In the last six years, the three major American Jewish denominations have released new prayer books. More than 1,500 synagogues have purchased the books, in some cases making older versions obsolete.Read More


Israel Police Use Facebook To Track Leaders of Social Justice Protest

By Ilan Lior (Haaretz)

Israel Police have been carefully following the Facebook accounts of the social protest movement and its leaders, apparently as part of a hunt for evidence of criminal wrongdoing.Read More


Howie Lassoff, Jewish Basketball Legend, Dies at 57

By JTA

Howie Lassoff, who helped lead Maccabi Tel Aviv to six league titles and won Maccabiah gold with the U.S. squad, has died.Read More


Buenos Aires Jewish Center Leader Blasts Iran-Backed Truth Panel

By JTA

The president of the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish center said the truth commission agreed to by Argentina and Iran “will allow a third bombing in Argentina.”Read More


Bibi Will Meet Naftali Bennett After Apology Over Sara Netanyahu

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to meet on Monday with Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett for the first time since the election in January.Read More


GOP Senator Vows To Filibuster Chuck Hagel

By Reuters

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday threatened to block votes on President Barack Obama’s nominees for CIA director and defense secretary until the administration gives more information about the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.Read More


Eric Cantor, Top GOP Jew, Changes Tune on Immigration

By Reuters

A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are in the country illegally in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months.Read More


Yasser Arafat's Widow Says She Tried To Leave Palestinian Leader '100 Times'

By JTA

Suha Arafat, the widow of Yasser Arafat, said she tried to leave him “hundreds of times, but he wouldn’t let me.”Read More


Sheldon Adelson and Wife Give $50M to Las Vegas Jewish Day School

By JTA

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam made a $50 million donation to the Adelson Education Campus in Las Vegas.Read More


David Hartman, Rabbi and Philosopher, Dies at 81

By JTA

Rabbi David Hartman, a Jewish philosopher who founded the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, has died.Read More





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