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Matisyahu Talks About Life Without the Yarmulke

By JTA

Matisyahu dishes on his music, life, the changes in his religious outlook and physical appearance. From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, he is man transformed.Read More


The Pope Who Rides the Bus

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The first Latin American pope, Argentina’s Jorge Bergoglio is a moderate known for his strong negotiating skills as well as a readiness to challenge powerful interests.Read More


Rabbi Peter Rubinstein Resigns From Central Synagogue

By Paul Berger

The hunt is on for a rabbi to lead one of the Reform movement’s most prominent congregations.Read More


Newly Minted Pope Francis I Asks Crowd to 'Pray for Me'

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White smoke rose from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel on Wednesday signaling cardinals had elected a new pope to succeed Benedict and take charge of the troubled Roman Catholic Church.Read More


Actor Ed Asner Rushed to Hospital

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Veteran actor Ed Asner was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday night while performing in a one-man show in Gary, Indiana and was being treated for exhaustion, his publicist said on Wednesday.Read More


Film on Egyptian Jews Banned by Government

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Egyptian authorities refuse to allow a screening of ‘The Jews of Egypt,’ a documentary about the changing place of the minority after Israel’s founding.Read More


Netanyahu Plays Haredi Card as Talks Stall

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened on Wednesday to open lightning-round negotiations with the ultra-Orthodox parties following the aggressive stance taken by Yesh Atid’s leader Yair Lapid.Read More


Jacques Torczyner, Zionist Leader, Dies at 98

By JTA

Jacques Torczyner, a leader in the Zionist movement in the United States and around the world, has died.Read More


Winnipeg Fights Back Against Anti-Semitic '$Hitler's List' Vandals

By JTA

Two prominent Jewish real-estate developers in central Canada are going to court to stop the distribution of anti-Semitic posters.Read More


New York Mets' Ban on Selling Kosher Hot Dogs at CitiField on Shabbat Is Upheld

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Long-suffering Amazin’s fans will have more than their team’s mediocre prospects for success to worry about this season. They’ll have to do without kosher hot dogs on Shabbat, too.Read More





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