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Brooklyn College President Won't Cancel Boycott Israel Panel

By Ari Paul

The president of Brooklyn College hit back against New York City Council members who threatened to withhold funds to the school if it allows a panel discussion about the boycott Israel campaign to go forward later this week.Read More


Leaders of Jewish Reform Movement Plan Israel Advocacy Amid Tension

By JTA

Dozens of Reform Jewish representatives attended an Israel advocacy seminar in Paris.Read More


Celebrating 75th Birthday of Sephardic Portugal Shul

By JTA

Nearly 300 guests attended the 75th anniversary celebration of a Portuguese synagogue.Read More


British Court Accepts Beth Din Ruling on Custody

By JTA

A British judge reportedly has accepted a U.S. rabbinical court’s ruling in a dispute between a haredi Orthodox man and his ex-wife.Read More


Super Bowl Fever Hits Israel After Midnight

By Aimee Neistat (Haaretz)

Beer, wings and shouts of ‘Go Niners’ filled the air. It was way after midnight but the Super Bowl party was getting started on the beach in Tel Aviv.Read More


Sun and Shuls Make Uruguay Beach Town Jewish Hot Spot

By JTA

Known across South America as a beach oasis for the elite, and more recently as the site of Donald Trump’s first residential development on the continent, the Uruguayan town of Punta del Este has long seduced visitors with its beaches and luxury accommodations.Read More


Ed Koch Gets Own Subway Stop on Day of Funeral

By Forward Staff

As New York prepares to say good-bye to Ed Koch, he’s even getting his own Manhattan subway station. It’s on the upper East Side, no less.Read More


Polish Jews Hope To Raze Historic Warsaw Ghetto Building

By JTA

The Jewish community of Warsaw is advancing plans to demolish one of its historical, ghetto-era buildings in favor of new offices.Read More


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: I'd Go Ape for Space Trip

By Reuters

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday he was ready to be the first human sent into orbit by Iran’s fledgling space programme, Iranian media reported.Read More


Fitting Epitaph? Ed Koch Movie Opens as Ex-Mayor's Death Steals Spotlight

By Reuters

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch once joked that days on which his name did not appear in the newspaper were days without news.Read More





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