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Chabad Wants Inmates To Light Menorahs

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Chabad of Arizona asked the state Department of Corrections to allow inmates to light menorahs during Chanukah using real flames.Read More


Jacob Stein, Conference of Presidents Leader, Dies

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Jacob Stein, who served as chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations during the Yom Kippur War of 1973, has died.Read More


New Party Seeks Different Path for Israeli Arabs

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One Israeli Arab election candidate aims to lead his community out of the margins of Israeli politics - saying their interests have been overshadowed for too long by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More


Probe Into 'Sadistic' Abuse at Israel Slaughterhouse

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Australian officials are investigating whether undercover footage of cattle being abused at Israel’s largest slaughterhouse are from Australia.Read More


Chief Haredi Rabbi Says No to National Service

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The senior rabbi of the Lithuanian haredi Orthodox, Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, has announced that yeshiva students should not agree to enlist in National Service.Read More


New Clues Uncovered in '82 Aussie Terror Bombing

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Australian police have uncovered new clues in the 1982 bombings of the Israeli Consulate and the Hakoah Club in Sydney.Read More


Israel Raids Palestinian NGO Offices

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Israeli soldiers raided the offices of three civil society organizations on Tuesday in the heart of Ramallah, the de facto Palestinian capital in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.Read More


Anti-Semitic Crimes Drop by 30% in Decade

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The number of “anti-Jewish” hate crimes declined by 30% since 2000, a new FBI report revealed.Read More


Nechemya Weberman Convicted in Sex Case

By Forward Staff

A Brooklyn man who acted as a therapist was convicted of sexually abusing a Brooklyn girl, authorities said Monday.Read More


Strauss-Kahn and Maid Agree to Settle Sex Suit

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Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the hotel maid who accused him last year of attempting to rape her have agreed to a settlement in her civil lawsuit against him.Read More





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