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Dov Hikind Asks Brooklyn DA To Drop Charges Against Sam Kellner

By Rukhl Schechter

Last Thursday, New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes to drop the charges against Sam Kellner — a Munkacs Hasid, who, in 2010, reported to the DA that his son had been sexually molested by Baruch Lebovits, but was later accused of extorting the witnesses – allegations that now appear to be false.Read More


Righteous Pole's Maccabiah Reunion With Rescued Jew

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

Many of the athletes flying into Israel this week to participate in the 19th Maccabiah Games would say this is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. But for one 86-year-old Polish-Catholic woman who will be among the crowd of tens of thousands attending the opening ceremony at Teddy Stadium on Thursday evening, it marks the realization of a very different sort of wish.Read More


Landlord's 'No Mezuzah' Rule Sparks Lawsuit

By JTA

An Orthodox Jewish man from suburban New York City sued his landlord for demanding that he remove the mezuzah from his apartment’s doorpost.Read More


John Kerry Says Gap Is Narrowing Between Israel and Palestinians

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry voiced confidence on Wednesday that he was on track toward achieving a resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, saying gaps had been greatly narrowed.Read More


John Kerry Meets With Palestinians as Israel Pushes New Settlements

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday as Israel approved new homes in a West Bank settlement, potentially hampering U.S. efforts to persuade Abbas to resume peace talks.Read More


Principal Helped Confessed Yeshiva Molester David Kramer Flee Australia

By JTA

An American-born teacher who pleaded guilty to child molestation at a Jewish school in Melbourne was assisted in fleeing to Israel by his employer.Read More


Holocaust Denier David Irving Turned Away From Berlin Hotels

By JTA

Berlin’s hotel and restaurant association has warned members not to book a room for Holocaust denier David Irving during his planned visit to the German capital.Read More


European Jews Fight Polish Kosher Slaughter Ban

By Ofer Aderet (Haaretz)

Major European Jewish organizations have started to fight the ban on kosher slaughter in Poland, after the country’s parliament decided last week to leave intact the prohibition on killing animals for meat without first stunning them, which affects both Jewish and Muslim religious slaughter.Read More


Arizona Jews Join Tribute to 19 Fallen Firefighters

By Doni Bloomfield

Joining the grief felt across Arizona, the Phoenix Jewish community last week held a solemn tribute to the nineteen Scottsdale firefighters who perished on June 30, the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix reportedRead More


Adolf Hitler Mural Painted at Top Thailand College

By JTA

Chulalongkorn University, a prestigious institution in Thailand, issued an apology for a mural of Adolf Hitler painted outside one of its buildings.Read More


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