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Boston Bombers Pal Slain in Florida Eyed in 'Jewish' Triple Murder

By Seth Berkman

A pal of the brothers suspected in the Boston Marathon bombing was killed in a confronation with the FBI. Agents were quizzing him about ties to the murder of Jews in a Boston suburb.Read More


Atheists Are Good Too, Pope Francis Says

By Reuters

Atheists should be seen as good people if they do good, Pope Francis said on Wednesday in his latest urging that people of all religions - or no religion - work together.Read More


Israel Warns of Attack if Syria Regime Falls

By Reuters

Israel is prepared to attack Syria to prevent advanced weapons reaching jihadi rebels or Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon if President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, Israel’s air force chief said on Wednesday.Read More


Eric Garcetti Declared First Jewish Mayor of Los Angeles

By Reuters

Los Angeles Councilman Eric Garcetti has been elected mayor of the United States’ second-largest city after defeating his rival by a margin of 8 points, according to preliminary results.Read More


25,000 Attend Hasidic Wedding of the Year

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

Some 25,000 people took part Tuesday night in the wedding in Jerusalem of the eldest grandson of the amdor, or leader, of the Belz Hasidic sect, one of the largest Hasidic sects in the world.Read More


Jewish Conductor Seeks to Mark Richard Wagner's 200th Anniversary Without Hate

By Reuters

Opera companies throughout the world are staging Richard Wagner’s “Ring” cycle this year to fete his 200th birthday on May 22, but Hungarian Jewish conductor Adam Fischer is having no part of it during his “Wagner Days” festival in June.Read More


Eric Garcetti Leads Battle To Become First Jewish Mayor of Los Angeles

By Reuters

Los Angeles City Councilman Eric Garcetti opened a convincing election-night lead in his bid to become the first Jewish mayor of America’s second-largest city as it faces an increasingly gloomy financial outlook, returns showed late on Tuesday.Read More


Low-Cost Airline Mulls Israel-to-Auschwitz Flight

By JTA

The low-cost airline Ryanair announced it was considering flying a route from Tel Aviv to Krakow, the southern Polish city situated near the former Auschwitz death camp.Read More


Anthony Weiner, Felled by Sext Scandal, Announces Run for New York Mayor

By Reuters

Two years after resigning from Congress in a lewd photo scandal, former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner announced in a video message early on Wednesday he is running for New York City mayor.Read More


Sean Penn Pushes Congress To Demand Release of Jacob Ostreicher

By JTA

Actor Sean Penn urged a congressional hearing to pressure Bolivia to release a haredi Orthodox father of five under house arrest in the country.Read More


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