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Secret Codes Left by Portugal's Expelled Jews

By JTA

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

By JTA

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


Boston Exhales as Manhunt Ends With Capture of Marathon Bombing Suspect

By Reuters

After living in fear for four days, Boston let out a sigh of relief on Friday evening.Read More


Second Suspect in Boston Marathon Bombing Captured

By Reuters

Boston Police said that they have taken custody of the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was caught cowering in a backyard boat.Read More


Second Suspect in Boston Bombings Surrounded, Local Media Reports

By Reuters

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings was surrounded by police on Friday in the suburb of Watertown, local media reported. No independent confirmation at this time.Read More


Boston Bombings Edge Into U.S. Immigration Debate in Congress

By Reuters

An already contentious immigration bill became the lightning rod for more controversy on Friday when a senior Republican U.S. senator linked the measure to the Boston Marathon bombings and the hunt for the two ethnic Chechen suspects.Read More


Sirens Ring To Commemorate 70th Anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

By Reuters

Sirens wailed in two Polish cities as the country commemorated the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Warsaw ghetto uprising.Read More


Pro-Moscow Chechen Leader Blames U.S. for Boston Bombing

By Reuters

Pro-Moscow Chechen Leader Blames U.S. For Boston BombingRead More


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