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Dutch Jews Irked by Yom Kippur Conflict With Queen Beatrix Farewell

By JTA

A Dutch chief rabbi said his community was “vexed” because a farewell event for the Dutch queen was scheduled on Yom Kippur.Read More


Women Plan To Read From Torah Scrolls in Western Wall Push

By Reuters

Women seeking equal prayer rights at the Western Wall are planning a further challenge to Jewish Orthodox tradition at the site after a court ruling bolstered their cause, an activist said on Sunday.Read More


Steven Spielberg's 'Obama' Debuts at White House Roast

By Reuters

President Obama poked fun at the media and himself at an annual White House roast. The highlight was Steven Spielberg’s trailer for an upcoming mock epic ‘Obama.’Read More


Rabbi Michael Broyde's Disturbing Fall in 'Sockpuppet' Scandal

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen (Haaretz)

Rabbi Michael Broyde was a star of mainstream Orthodoxy.Read More


Tamerlan Tsarnaev Caught on Wiretap Discussing Jihad Against Israel

By Reuters

The older suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings spoke to his mother about “jihad” and discussed going to the Palestinian territories in a 2011 phone call secretly recorded by Russian officials, CBS News reported on Saturday.Read More


Israel's Credibility on Line Over Iran Threats

By Reuters

Israel risks a loss of credibility over both its “red line” for Iran’s nuclear programme and its threat of military action, and its room for unilateral manoeuvre is shrinking.Read More


Justice Stephen Breyer Has Shoulder Surgery After Bicycle Accident

By Reuters

upreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer had shoulder surgery Saturday to repair a broken bone after a fall from his bicycle, the top court said.Read More


Hundreds of Jews Gather at Tunisia Synagogue

By Reuters

Africa’s oldest synagogue is playing host to that rarity in the Arab world - a religious gathering of hundreds of Jews drawn from Europe and Israel.Read More


Mahmoud Abbas Vows New Talks With Hamas for Palestinian Unity

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday he would begin talks with rival factions including Islamist Hamas to form a unity government, a crucial step towards healing years of damaging internal divisions.Read More


Ukrainian Jews Worry Rise of Nationalist Party Will Revive Anti-Semitism

By JTA

Marching in formation, six young men in dark jackets approach an anti-government rally in Cherkasy, a city some 125 miles southeast of Kiev.Read More


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