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Adam Greenberg, Jewish Ballplayer, Signs New Deal

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Jewish player Adam Greenberg will resume his professional baseball career after signing a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles.Read More


Fracking Faces New Public Scrutiny With Movies

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Not so long ago, fracking was a technical term little known beyond the energy industry. Now it’s coming to Hollywood, as the fierce battle between environmentalists and oil firms is played out in several forthcoming films.Read More


Anti-Occupation Groups Make Case at Limmud

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A group which encourages Jews to oppose the Israeli occupation has sparked a lively debate at its debut session at the 2012 Limmud Conference on Jewish life and identity.Read More


Gaza Rocket Attacks Illegal: Watchdog

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Palestinian militants violated the laws of war by launching rockets at Israeli cities from the Gaza Strip during last month’s fighting, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Monday.Read More


Israel Election Plays Out on Social Media

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Welcome to the Israeli election campaign, where candidates Tweet and post for themselves in a much more informal environment than the U.S.Read More


Gun Lobby Defends School Guard Plan

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The leader of the U.S. gun lobby on Sunday defended his call for placing armed guards in all American schools despite withering criticism of the group’s response to the massacre of 20 first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut.Read More


Israeli Woman Dies at 124 Years Old

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An Arab-Israeli woman believed to be 124 years old has died.Read More


Aussie Tycoon Comes to Rescue of Chabad

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An Australian property tycoon has staved off a financial crisis that threatened the closure of the headquarters of Sydney’s Chabad-Lubavitch movement.Read More


Syria Chemical Weapons Still Secure: Israel

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Syria’s chemical weapons are still secure despite the fact that President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of parts of the country, a senior Israeli defence official said on Sunday.Read More


Yiddish Stars Turn Out for Adrienne Cooper

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Stars of contemporary Yiddish culture turned out for an emotional gala memorial concert honoring Yiddish diva Adrienne Cooper, an influential performer, teacher and composer.Read More





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