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8 Win Israel's Wolf Awards

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Seven scientists and an architect have been named recipients of Israel’s prestigious 2013 Wolf Prizes.Read More


Bulgaria ID's Suspect in Israeli Terror Bomb

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Bulgaria has reportedly discovered the identity of one of the perpetrators of the July terror bombing in Burgas, which killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian.Read More


Gabby Giffords Meets Bloomberg on Guns

By Forward Staff

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt at the hands of a gunman met yesterday with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.Read More


Gerard Depardieu Gets Passport From Putin

By Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted citizenship to Gerard Depardieu, the French movie star who is quitting his homeland to avoid a tax hike on the rich, the Kremlin said on Thursday.Read More


Chabad Yeshiva in Mass. Needs $472K To Survive

By JTA

A Chabad-affiliated yeshiva in Worcester, Mass., has launched a last-ditch effort to prevent its imminent closure.Read More


Hitler's Jewish Neighbor Remembers When

By JTA

A former Jewish neighbor of Adolf Hitler in Munich has co-authored a book describing his childhood brushes with the dictator.Read More


Israel Protest Leaders Hope To Make Voting Sexy

By Reuters

They are young and they are driven. They got half a million Israelis out on the streets demanding social justice. Now they want their votes.Read More


Hillary Clinton Discharged From Hospital

By Reuters

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear, and her doctors expect her to make a full recovery, a State Department spokesman said.Read More


In U-Turn, Boehner Agrees to Sandy Aid Votes

By Reuters

Speaker John Boehner made a U-turn on Wednesday to clear the way for approval of $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief by mid-January after drawing withering fire from fellow Republicans, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, for canceling an earlier vote.Read More


Christie Slams Boehner for Dropping Ball on Sandy

By Reuters

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner insisted on Wednesday he is committed to passing a Superstorm Sandy disaster aid bill this month after his decision to deny a vote on the package drew scathing criticism from East Coast lawmakers and governors.Read More





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  • That sound you hear? That's your childhood going up in smoke.
  • "My husband has been offered a terrific new job in a decent-sized Midwestern city. This is mostly great, except for the fact that we will have to leave our beloved NYC, where one can feel Jewish without trying very hard. He is half-Jewish and was raised with a fair amount of Judaism and respect for our tradition though ultimately he doesn’t feel Jewish in that Larry David sort of way like I do. So, he thinks I am nuts for hesitating to move to this new essentially Jew-less city. Oh, did I mention I am pregnant? Seesaw, this concern of mine is real, right? There is something to being surrounded by Jews, no? What should we do?"
  • "Orwell described the cliches of politics as 'packets of aspirin ready at the elbow.' Israel's 'right to defense' is a harder narcotic."
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  • The images, which have since been deleted, were captioned: “Israel is the last frontier of the free world."
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  • The Jewish bachelorette has spoken.
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  • "Everybody is proud of the resistance. No matter how many people, including myself, disapprove of or even hate Hamas and its ideology, every single person in Gaza is proud of the resistance." Part 2 of Walid Abuzaid's on-the-ground account of life in #Gaza:
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