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Italian Jews Stand Behind First Black Minister

By JTA

Italy’s Jewish leadership expressed “all the solidarity of Italian Jews” to an Italian government minister who is black and who has been the target of racist slurs and death threats.Read More


Lea Michele, Jewish 'Glee' Star, Crushed by Death of Boyfriend Cory Monteith

By Reuters

Canadian actor Cory Monteith, 31-year-old heart throb of Fox’s musical-comedy television series “Glee”, was found dead on Saturday in his Vancouver hotel room, police said.Read More


George Zimmerman Acquitted in Killing of Black Florida Teenager Trayvon Martin

By Reuters

A Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman on Saturday for the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, setting free a man who had become a polarizing figure in the national debate over racial profiling and self-defense laws.Read More


Cory Monteith, 'Glee' Star and Boyfriend of Jewish Actress Lea Michele, Found Dead

By Reuters

Canadian actor Cory Monteith, 31-year-old heart throb of Fox’s musical-comedy television series “Glee”, was found dead on Saturday in his Vancouver hotel room, police said.Read More


Thousands Hit Streets in New Israel Social Protests

By Haaretz

Thousands of demonstrators marched from Tel Aviv’s Habima Square to Kaplan Street to protest against the economic policies of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid, marking the two-year anniversary of the protests railing against the high cost of living.Read More


Does Eliot Spitzer Comeback Herald Return of 'Sheriff of Wall Street'?

By Reuters

If elected New York City comptroller, Eliot Spitzer has vowed to wield power as aggressively as he did as state attorney general, leading some in the financial community to worry that the “Sheriff of Wall Street” might be back.Read More


New York Jets Rookie Oday Aboushi Backed by ADL in 'Anti-Israel' Flap

By Elon Gilad (Haaretz)

The Anti-Defamation League came out in defense of Palestinian-American New York Jets lineman Oday Aboushi on Friday following reports on the conservative website Frontpage Mag that he was “a Muslim extremist.”Read More


Zomick's Challah Bakery Rejects Bug Claim

By Forward Staff

Zomick’s bakery has denied reports of unsanitary conditions at its famed challah production plants.Read More


AJC Blasts Polish Lawmakers for Kosher Slaughter Ban

By Reuters

Poland’s parliament on Friday rejected a government-backed bill that would have allowed slaughterhouses to produce kosher meat, angering Jewish groups who say the decision violated their religious rights.Read More


Kosher Slaughter Bill Loses in Poland Parliament

By JTA

A government draft law to allow religious slaughter in Poland was defeated in parliament.Read More


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