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Quebec Kippah Ban Stokes Controversy in Ethnic 'Tapestry' Canada

By Reuters

Quebec’s separatist government is betting on broad popular support with a proposal that prohibits public workers from wearing headscarves, skullcaps and other religious symbols, yet it is dividing the movement that advocates independence from Canada.Read More


Did Benjamin Netanyahu Suggest Cutting Deal With Russia on Syria?

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged John Kerry to talk to Russia about a deal to destroy Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons.Read More


Synagogue in Flood-Ravaged Colorado City Holds Yom Kippur Service

By JTA

Some 300 worshipers attended Yom Kippur services in the lobby of the Chabad on Campus center in flooded Boulder, Colo.Read More


Fifteen Former EU Leaders Urge Officials To Not Soften on Settlement Guidelines

By Haaretz/Barak Ravid

A group of 15 former senior European officials has urged the European Union not to soften or delay new settlement guidelines slated to take effect on January 1, and in particular to ensure they apply to the Horizon 2020 scientific cooperation program.Read More


Lawrence Summers, Former Obama Aid, Withdraws from Fed Chair Pool

By Reuters

  • Lawrence Summers, a former top economic aide to President Barack Obama and a Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton, has withdrawn from consideration to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman, the president said on Sunday.

Alabama Marks 50th Anniversary of Racial Church Bombing That Left Four Girls Dead

By Reuters

Fifty years after a bomb ripped through a Sunday school, killing four girls and rocking a racially divided nation, the city of Birmingham, Alabama, is commemorating the tragedy that led to the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.Read More


Jewish-Backed Argentine Soccer Team Blasted for Racist Chants

By JTA

A Jewish-backed professional Argentinian soccer team has been blasted for racist chants against a rival team.Read More


California Regulators Ordered a Stop to Kapparot on Eve of Yom Kippur

By JTA

California regulators ordered two Orthodox Jewish groups in Los Angeles to stop performing the Yom Kippur ritual kapparot.Read More


Kerry Reassures Netanyahu on Bid To Rid Syria of Chemical Weapons

By Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry assured Israel on Sunday a U.S.-Russian deal to remove Syria’s chemical weapons would be effective, addressing concern that a lack of resolve would embolden Iran in its nuclear drive.Read More


London Soccer Fans Use Banned 'Yid' Slur at Match on Yom Kippur

By JTA

Supporters of London’s Tottenham Hotspur team chanted “Yid Army,” a term banned by the governing body of English soccer, during a match on Yom Kippur.Read More


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