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Jewish Groups Back Obama on Immigration Reform

By JTA

Jewish organizations praised President Obama’s immigration reform proposals, as well as similar measures offered by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators.Read More


Forward's Yiddish Website Will Tap New Markets

By Reuters

The rapid revival of strict Orthodox Jewish communities that has shifted New York City’s religious demographics and transformed Israel’s political landscape has created a new market niche for a 115-year-old Yiddish newspaper.Read More


Gabby Giffords Makes Emotional Plea to Congress To Curb Gun Violence

By Reuters

Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, grievously wounded in a 2011 mass shooting, made an emotional plea on Wednesday for Congress to take action to curb gun violence in the aftermath of last month’s Connecticut school massacre, urging lawmakers to “be bold, be courageous.”Read More


Mohammed Morsi Aide Calls Holocaust a 'Myth'

By JTA

A top Egyptian official close to President Mohamed Morsi called the Holocaust a myth.Read More


Hasidic Modesty Patrols Enforce Jewish Law in Orthodox Neighborhoods

By Rukhl Schaechter

So-called modesty patrols were little known outside the Hasidic community. Their actions have loomed larger since the explosive conviction of Nechemya Weberman.Read More


Argentina Rejects Israel Summons Over Iran-Backed Bombing Truth Panel

By Reuters

Argentina’s government rejected the Israeli government’s summons of its ambassador in order to explain the memorandum of understanding signed between Argentina and Iran advancing the investigation of 1994 AMIA bombing case.Read More


Gabby Giffords Plans Surprise Appearance in Congress for Gun Hearing

By Reuters

Former U.S. Congressman Gabby Gifffords, nearly killed in 2011 shooting attack, will make an unannounced appearance on Wednesday at the first congressional hearing on gun violence since last month’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, sources said.Read More


41% Say Steven Spielberg Will Win Best Director Oscar for 'Lincoln'

By Reuters

American filmmaker Steven Spielberg is clear favorite among the public to win the best director award for his film about President Abraham Lincoln at the Academy Awards this year, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.Read More


As Chuck Hagel Confirmation Hearing Looms, New Push for Pentagon Pick

By Reuters

On the eve of Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing, the White House is taking no chances. It’s mounted an all-out push to overcome stubborn opposition to the Pentagon pick.Read More


Max Kampelman, Cold War Diplomat Who Pushed for Soviet Jewry, Dies at 92

By JTA

Jewish groups mourned the passing of Max Kampelman, the top U.S. human rights negotiator who straddled the Carter and Reagan presidencies and who helped bring about recognition of the plight of Soviet Jews.Read More


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