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John Boehner Reelected as House Speaker

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Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) won a second two-year term as speaker of the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.Read More


N.Y. Jewish Groups Raise $5M for Sandy Aid

By Seth Berkman

Jewish organizations in New York have raised more than $5.5 million for Hurricane Sandy relief aid, according to information provided to New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman.Read More


Jews Praise Fiscal Cliff Resolution

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While not totally satisfied with the results, many Jewish groups have come out in support of Congress’ last minute efforts to reach a fiscal cliff deal.Read More


8 Win Israel's Wolf Awards

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Seven scientists and an architect have been named recipients of Israel’s prestigious 2013 Wolf Prizes.Read More


Bulgaria ID's Suspect in Israeli Terror Bomb

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Bulgaria has reportedly discovered the identity of one of the perpetrators of the July terror bombing in Burgas, which killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian.Read More


Gabby Giffords Meets Bloomberg on Guns

By Forward Staff

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt at the hands of a gunman met yesterday with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.Read More


Gerard Depardieu Gets Passport From Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star who is quitting his homeland to avoid a tax hike on the rich, the Kremlin said on Thursday.Read More


Chabad Yeshiva in Mass. Needs $472K To Survive

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A Chabad-affiliated yeshiva in Worcester, Mass., has launched a last-ditch effort to prevent its imminent closure.Read More


Hitler's Jewish Neighbor Remembers When

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A former Jewish neighbor of Adolf Hitler in Munich has co-authored a book describing his childhood brushes with the dictator.Read More


Israel Protest Leaders Hope To Make Voting Sexy

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They are young and they are driven. They got half a million Israelis out on the streets demanding social justice. Now they want their votes.Read More





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  • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
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