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Dustin Hoffman Treated for Cancer

By Reuters

Actor Dustin Hoffman has undergone treatment for cancer, the Oscar-winner’s publicist confirmed on Tuesday.Read More


Rabbi vs. Rabbi Feud Sinks Poland's Fight To Maintain Kosher Slaughter

By Cnaan Liphshiz

A few weeks before Poland’s parliament voted last month on whether to overturn a ban on ritual slaughter, Rabbi Menachem Margolin was scheduled to meet the Polish president in an effort to find a solution to the problem.Read More


Police Plead for Calm as Women Plan Monthly Prayer at Western Wall

By JTA

Jerusalem police asked haredi Orthodox members of the Jerusalem City Council and Women of the Wall leaders to refrain from confrontation at the Western Wall Plaza this week. Women of the Wall will hold its monthly Rosh Chodesh prayer service at the Western Wall on Wednesday morning.Read More


Edward Said's Daughter Talks About Growing Up WASP-y

By Haaretz

Najla Said, daughter of the late Palestinian intellectual and leading post-Modernist Edward Said, tried to ignore the Palestinian culture and heritage handed down to her by her parents in their Manhattan home when she was young.Read More


55% of Israelis Say No Return to 1967 Borders

By Reuters

Most Israelis would oppose any peace deal with the Palestinians that involved withdrawing to pre-1967 ceasefire lines, even if landswaps were agreed to accommodate Jewish settlements, a poll showed on Tuesday.Read More


Roger Waters Slammed Anti-Semitism by Vatican Newspaper

By JTA

An Op-Ed in the Vatican newspaper blasted “unrestrained anti-Semitism” at a music festival in Belgium where British rocker Roger Waters displayed an inflatable wild boar balloon with a Star of David and other symbols on it.Read More


French Lawmaker Threatened for Anti-Kosher Stand

By JTA

A French senator said she will complain to police over death threats she received after proposing special labels for halal and kosher meat.Read More


Yehuda Lev, Journalist and Zionist, Dies at 86

By JTA

Yehuda Lev, an iconoclastic journalist and veteran of World War II and Israel’s War of Independence who established a European underground route to smuggle Holocaust survivors to Palestine, has died.Read More


Birthright Trips to Israel Could Double Under Plan

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

A new government initiative could effectively double the number of Taglit-Birthright participants traveling to Israel within a few years.Read More


4 Guilty in Roma Neo-Nazi Killing Spree That Horrified Hungary

By Reuters

A Hungarian court found four men guilty on Tuesday of killing Roma families in a spree of racist violence in 2008 and 2009 that shocked the country and led to accusations that police had failed to protect an historically persecuted minority.Read More


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