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Is 'Sext'-Happy Anthony Weiner Plotting a Comeback?

By Forward Staff

Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner has spent more than $100,000 on polling this month alone, raising speculation that he may be planning a return to politics.Read More


Jewish Lawmaker Who Voted Against Medical Marijuana Busted on Pot Charge

By Forward Staff

A Jewish Republican lawmaker who voted against legalizing medical marijuana in 2011 was charged with pot possession after New York state police found a bag of weed in his car.Read More


Synagogue Bomb Plotter Gets 10 Years in Prison

By Reuters

An Algerian immigrant to the United States convicted under a rarely invoked New York state terror statute of plotting to blow up synagogues and churches in Manhattan was sentenced on Friday to 10 years in prison.Read More


Jewish Child Survives Mom's Suicide Plunge

By Seth Berkman and Anne Cohen

A Jewish infant who was strapped to his mother when she jumped out of an eighth-floor window has miraculously survived the fall, only suffering bruises.Read More


Did Pope Francis Stay Silent on Argentina 'Dirty War'?

By Reuters

The Vatican on Friday strongly denied accusations by some critics in Argentina that Pope Francis stayed silent during systematic human rights abuses by the former military dictatorship.Read More


San Diego Student Group Supports Israel Boycott Motion

By JTA

A student council at the University of California-San Diego passed a nonbinding resolution calling for boycotting firms with business ties to Israel.Read More


Obama Won't Trip Over Netanyahu's Iran 'Red Line'

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama visits Israel next week at the onset of spring - the “red line” previously drawn by his host, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to trigger an attack on Iran’s nuclear sites.Read More


Passover Without Wine? For Jewish Addicts, Sober Seders Are Life-Saver

By JTA

It’s rare that an Orthodox rabbi chooses to omit an important Jewish ritual in his holiday celebrations.Read More


Man Dies and Dozen Hospitalized from Heat at Tel Aviv Marathon

By JTA

One man died and 12 people suffered serious medical complications during a marathon held in Tel Aviv despite government warnings of extremely hot weather.Read More


Pope Francis Offers Hand of Friendship to Jews

By Reuters

Pope Francis reached out on Thursday to Rome’s Jewish community, saying he hoped he would be able to contribute to furthering good relations between Catholics and Jews.Read More


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