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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


Reform College, Bowing to Pressure, Will Rethink Rabbi Intermarriage Policy

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen (Haaretz)

After discussing it with “the cabinet” of advisors to HUC president Rabbi David Ellenson, Marmur decided to initiate a faculty-wide discussion across HUC’s campuses in New York, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Jerusalem.Read More


Jewish Groups Pitch In To Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

By JTA

A Chabad center in Oklahoma City opened its building as a shelter for those displaced by a deadly tornado.Read More


Can Israel Learn From Britain on Ending Racism and Hatred in Soccer?

By JTA

England is described as “a world leader in dealing with soccer racism and hooliganism” on the website of the New Israel Fund, the U.S.-based social justice group that created and bankrolls Shanan’s nonprofit, Kick Racism Out of Israeli Football.Read More


Richard Wagner 'Vile' Anti-Semitism May Emerge in Letters From Grandson

By JTA

A descendant of Richard Wagner, Adolf Hitler’s favorite composer, promised to hand over the correspondence of her late father to the Bavarian State Archives.Read More


ZOA Regains Tax-Exempt Status

By JTA

The Internal Revenue Service reinstated the tax-exempt status of the Zionist Organization of America.Read More


Top Palestinian Negotiator Lauds Kerry Peace Push and Blast's Israel 'Apartheid'

By Reuters

The top Palestinian negotiator with Israel on Monday threw his weight behind U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s bid to revive stalled peace talks, while describing the situation in the West Bank as apartheid worse than that suffered in South Africa.Read More


Ira Forman, Jewish Democratic Leader, Named to Top Post on Anti-Semitism

By JTA

Ira Forman, who led President Obama’s reelection campaign in the Jewish community, was appointed as the State Department’s envoy to combat anti-Semitism.Read More


Israeli Man Kills 4 in 'No Cash for You' Bank Shooting Rampage

By Reuters

A gunman shot dead four people execution-style in a bank in Israel on Monday after being refused an overdraft and cash from its automatic teller machine.Read More


U.N. Trip to Jerusalem Scrapped by Israel

By Reuters

Israel on Monday cancelled a visit by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to Jerusalem’s Old City, saying the Palestinians had sought to politicise a conservation mission.Read More


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