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Finland Far-Right Party's Nazi Salute Scandal

By Reuters

  • Finland’s anti-euro Finns Party said it would expel a member who photographed a friend giving a Nazi salute in parliament to try to distance itself from scandals threatening its popularity.

Sephardic Jews Call $6M Heritage Project 'Reparation' for Inquisition and Expulsion

By JTA

Spanish officials have helped rededicate two ancient Jewish cemeteries, as Portugal kicked off a $6 million project for preserving its Jewish heritage sites.Read More


Polish Jewish Museum Delays Opening of Main Exhibit Amid $2.5M Budget Gap

By JTA

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews has gone over budget and the official opening of its permanent core exhibition has been pushed back.Read More


Government Shutdown Could Affect Aid to Israel

By Reuters

A prolonged U.S. federal government shutdown could delay military assistance to Israel and other American allies, the State Department said on Wednesday.Read More


Judge Hearing Sholom Rubashkin's Agriprocessors Appeal Rebukes Defense on Juror Contacts

By JTA

A federal judge reprimanded an attorney working on behalf of jailed former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin.Read More


Hobby Lobby Looking Into Anti-Hanukkah Bias

By JTA

Hobby Lobby, following a blog report that the chain did not stock Hanukkah merchandise, said it was evaluating its inventory and looking into an alleged anti-Jewish slur by one of its employees.Read More


Europe Lawmakers Pass Anti-Circumcision Measure

By JTA

A resolution that calls male ritual circumcision a “violation of the physical integrity of children” was passed overwhelmingly by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.Read More


Marc Jacobs Dumps Louis Vuitton for Own Label

By Reuters

Marc Jacobs, the star designer who turned Louis Vuitton from a staid luggage-maker into a global fashion brand, is leaving to focus on his own eponymous label, a source close to the French company’s parent LVMH said on Wednesday.Read More


Legal Marijuana Would Light Up Israel Economy to Tune of $450M

By JTA

Legalizing marijuana would generate more than $450 million annually for the Israeli economy, a new study shows.Read More


English Speakers Grab Bigger Role in Israel Politics — Halting Hebrew and All

By Ben Sales

Since Rabbi Avrohom Leventhal moved from Baltimore to Israel, he has taken over a local charity and become president of his synagogue. Now Leventhal is hoping to add city councilman to his resume.Read More


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