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Don't Dance With Children on Shoulders, Rabbis Tell Gur Hasidic Jews

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

Gur Hasidic sect followers were told the day before Simhat Torah that adults would no longer be allowed to dance with children on their shoulders, including their own children, to avoid awakening “the evil inclination.”Read More

Popes Who Fostered Ties With Jews Win Sainthood


Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, who played key roles in fostering Catholic-Jewish relations, will be canonized as saints.Read More

Egyptian Doctor Is First Arab Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations


An Egyptian doctor was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations for helping to save a Jewish family during the Holocaust — the first Arab to be so recognized.Read More

Joe Biden Tells J Street Peace Talks Are Best Chance for Stability


Instability in the Middle East presents an incentive to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace, Vice President Joe Biden told J Street’s annual conference.Read More

Jack Moline Named Head of Jewish Democratic Council


The National Jewish Democratic Council named Rabbi Jack Moline, a prominent Conservative movement rabbi, as its new director.Read More

Council of Europe To Vote on Defining Circumcision as 'Human Rights Violation'


Amid calls to ban the ritual circumcision of boys in Scandinavia, the Council of Europe is slated to vote on whether to define the practice as a “clear human rights violation.”Read More

Netanyahu Urges Obama to Maintain Iran Sanctions During White House Meeting

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday to keep sanctions in place against Iran and to even tighten them if Tehran continues its nuclear advances during a coming round of negotiations with the West.Read More

New Study Finds 6.8 Million Jews Living in U.S.


An estimated 6.8 million Jews live in the United States, with 65 percent of them concentrated in six states, according to a new study.Read More

Sheldon Adelson Loses $60M Libel Suit Over Hooker Claim

By Reuters

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate and prominent Republican donor, has lost a $60 million libel lawsuit in which he claimed a Democratic group spread a false accusation that he had condoned prostitution in his casinos in Macau.Read More

Denmark Marks 70th Anniversary of Jewish Escape From Nazis


A ceremony held in a Copenhagen synagogue marked the 70th anniversary of the rescue of most of Denmark’s Jews from the hands of the Nazis.Read More

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