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Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev Bought Fireworks From Jewish-Owned Firm

By JTA

Jewish fireworks firm is under attack for selling devices to slain Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev.Read More


White House Needs Jewish Support in Fight To Ease Sequester Cuts

By JTA

The White House administration, which is at loggerheads with the Congress, is reaching out to Jews to break the sequester logjam.Read More


Did Rabbi Michael Broyde Have Second 'Sockpuppet' Persona?

By JTA

A new report claims that professor and rabbi Michael Broyde may have created a second fake persona to engage in online discourse.Read More


Israel Rebuffs Criticism Over E-Mail Checks at Airport

By Reuters

Israel’s top legal adviser on Wednesday rebuffed criticism of authorities for asking travellers entering the Jewish state to show border officers their emails, saying the checks affecting only certain foreign nationals were lawful.Read More


Richard Falk Chided for Linking Boston Bombings to U.S. Support for Israel

By Reuters

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon rejected on Wednesday remarks by a U.N. rights investigator, who suggested the Boston bombings were a response to U.S. foreign policy, and warned U.N. envoys that their public comments could undermine the world body’s credibility.Read More


Mark Rothko's Latvia Hometown Honors Modernist Artist

By Reuters

Modernist painter Mark Rothko’s hometown in Latvia devoted a new centre to the late artist’s work on Wednesday.Read More


M*A*S*H Actor Allan Arbus Dies at 95

By Reuters

Actor Allan Arbus, best known for his role as Army psychiatrist Sidney Freedman on the 1970s hit television series “MAS*H” and as the husband of the late photographer Diane Arbus, has died at the age of 95.Read More


Stone-Thrower Who Killed Father and Toddler Gets Two Life Sentences

By JTA

A Palestinian man convicted of the murder of an Israeli man and his infant son in a rock-throwing incident was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences and another 58-year sentence.Read More


'Draft Dodger' Bar Refaeli Slammed for Ad Campaign

By JTA

A member of the Knesset Finance Committee criticized an Israeli clothing chain for hiring supermodel Bar Refaeli to represent it since she dodged military service.Read More


Israel Chief Rabbinate Backs Controversial Circumcision RIte as 'Preferred'

By JTA

Israel’s chief rabbinate has weighed in on the practice of a controversial circumcision rite in Germany, saying that metzitzah b’peh is preferred.Read More


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