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Anti-Semitic Incidents Drop in U.S.: Report

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The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined by 13 percent in 2011, an annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents found.Read More


Brighton Beach Yeshiva Socked by Sandy

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When Rabbi Avremel Okonov returned to Mazel Academy in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach after Sandy, he found ruined Torah scrolls and fetid floodwaters.Read More


Graham Spanier Charged in Penn State Cover-Up

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Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier has been charged with trying to cover up child sex abuse by former football coach Jerry Sandusky.Read More


Mahmoud Abbas Concedes No Right of Return

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas made a rare if symbolic concession to Israel on Thursday, saying he had no permanent claim on the town from which he was driven as a child during the 1948 war of the Jewish state’s founding.Read More


Bloomberg Endorses Obama for Reelection

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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Barack Obama’s reelection, citing the importance of climate change after superstorm Sandy.Read More


Greeks Hope To Blunt Rise of Golden Dawn

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The sudden rise of Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party has prompted condemnations from around the world. It also has put the country’s 5,000 Jews on edgeRead More


Bibi and Hollande Recall Victims of Toulouse

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined with French President Francois Hollande on Thursday in remembering victims of an al Qaeda-inspired gunman, with both pledging to fight anti-Semitism in France and around the globe.Read More


Tunisia Foils Kidnap Plot Aimed at Jews

By Reuters

Tunisian police have arrested four people for allegedly plotting to kidnap local Jews for ransom, an official said on Thursday, stoking insecurity in the dwindling Jewish community after last year’s “Arab Spring” revolt led to a resurgence of Islamists.Read More


Mumps Outbreak Hits Orthodox Kids

By JTA

A mumps outbreak in New York and New Jersey in which 97 percent of the more than 3,500 cases were Orthodox Jews and most male was a result of the way the boys are schooled, according to a new study.Read More


Jewish Family Wants Monet Painting Back

By JTA

The heir of a wealthy Jewish businessman who sold a Monet painting for an artificially low price as he fled Europe to escape the Nazis is seeking its return from a Swiss foundation.Read More





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