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Brooklyn Teen Busted in Videotaped Beating of Jew on Subway

The arrest of a New York teenager for harassing a kippah-clad Jewish man on a subway led to a melee that was shown on YouTube.Read More

Netanyahu Aide: Boston Will Boost Israel Support

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Ron Dermer, a diplomatic advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and candidate for the post of Israeli ambassador to Washington, told a closed meeting of U.S. Jewish leaders in New York last week that the Boston marathon bombings would increase American support for Israel - just as that support increased following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.Read More

Christopher Eisgruber Named President of Princeton University

By Forward Staff

Christopher L. Eisgruber, a legal scholar and Princeton University’s provost, has been named the school’s new president, succeeding Shirley M. Tilghman.Read More

Surviving Boston Suspect May Never Talk Again

By Reuters

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings remained in serious condition in the hospital on Sunday, unable to speak due to injuries to his neck and tongue sustained while on the run from police, officials said.Read More

Chabad Leader Blasts Rabbis Group Over Circumcision Rite


A Chabad-affiliated rabbi criticized a rival group for its public disapproval of a circumcision-related ritual currently under investigation in Germany.Read More

Chuck Hagel Calls $10B Arms Deal a Warning To Iran

By Reuters

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday a $10 billion arms deal under discussion with Washington’s Arab and Israeli allies sent a “very clear signal” to Tehran the military option remains on the table over its nuclear programme.Read More

Secret Codes Left by Portugal's Expelled Jews


Portuguese researchers have catalogued hundreds of secret markings that Jews left on structures in the northern Portuguese municipality of Seia in the 16th century, after their forced conversion to Christianity.Read More

Israeli Airline Workers Strike Over 'Open Skies'

By Reuters

Workers at Israel’s three main airlines began an open-ended strike on Sunday in protest at the government’s plans to ratify an open skies deal with Europe they see as a threat to their jobs.Read More

Orthodox Face of Women of the Wall

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

Women of the Wall is by no means made up entirely of Reform Jews. It has many Conservative — and Orthodox — activists and supporters.Read More

Dying British Synagogue Gives Away Torah Scrolls as Closing Nears


A synagogue in the northern English city of Bradford has given away its Torah scrolls as it prepares to shutter due to dwindling numbers.Read More

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