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Ukraine Far Right Rallies Against Hasidic Pilgrimage

A Ukrainian ultranationalist movement is organizing a march in Uman against the presence of Jewish pilgrims there, Ukrainian media reported.Read More

Chief Rabbi Urges Better Treatment for Kapparot Chickens


Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi, David Lau, called for better treatment of the chickens used in the pre-Yom Kippur kapparot ritual.Read More

Jewish Savvy Gives Challenger Boost in Moscow Mayor Race

By Cnaan Liphshiz

On the rooftop of a Soviet-era apartment block, a young man straps into climbing gear and rappels down the side as a small gathering of city workers and police officers watch from below.Read More

Russian Gay Rights Leader Makes Anti-Semitic Remarks


One of Russia’s most prominent gay rights activists made anti-Semitic statements on his Twitter and Facebook accounts.Read More

Anne Frank to Join the Madam Tussauds Gallery in Vienna


A life-size wax figure of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank has gone on display at Madame Tussauds in Vienna.Read More

Germany Calling for Prosecution of Former Auschwitz Guards

By Reuters

German justice officials called on Tuesday for 30 former Nazi guards to face prosecution for their role in facilitating mass murder at the Auschwitz death camp during World War Two.Read More

U.S. And Israel Carry Out a Joint Missile Test in the Mediterranean

By Reuters

Israel tested a U.S.-backed missile system in the Mediterranean on Tuesday but did not announce the launch in advance, prompting a disclosure by Russia that kept the world on edge as the United States weighed an attack on Syria.Read More

Western Wall Prayer Platform Slammed by Jordan


A Jordanian government minister condemned Israel’s construction of a new prayer space south of the existing Western Wall Plaza.Read More

King Solomon's MInes Are From Era — But Not His

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

It took 10 date pits and one olive pit to come to the conclusion that the heyday of the copper mines at Timna, near Eilat, was indeed during the reign of King Solomon, in the 10th century B.C.E.Read More

Israeli Science Textbook Publishers Ordered To Censor Human Reproduction

By Lior Dattel and Yarden Skop (Haaretz)

The Education Ministry has asked textbook publishers to eliminate chapters on human reproduction, pregnancy prevention and sexually transmitted diseases from science textbooks used in state religious junior high schools as well as from their teacher manuals, Haaretz has learned.Read More

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