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92-Year-Old Nazi Faces Trial for Killing of Resistance Fighter

By Reuters

A 92-year-old who served in the Waffen-SS, Adolf Hitler’s elite Nazi troops, goes on trial on Monday in the western city of Hagen on charges of having shot in the back and killed a Dutch resistance fighter at the end of World War Two.Read More


90% of Anti-Terror Grants Go to Jewish Groups

By JTA

Some 90 percent of the $10 million in funding announced by the Department of Homeland Security to help nonprofit organizations protect themselves from terrorism went to Jewish institutions.Read More


Bar Refaeli Flirts With Simon Cowell for 'X-Factor'

By Haaretz

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli has turned her flirt on Simon Cowell, the creator of “X-Factor,” in a new clip ahead of Israeli version’s release.Read More


Judge Ginsburg Presides Over Gay Wedding

By JTA

Ruth Bader Ginsburg became the first Supreme Court justice to preside over a same-sex marriage.Read More


Ephraim Mirvis Takes Reins as British Chief Rabbi

By Reuters

Britain’s new chief rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, who has vowed to remain traditional by barring women rabbis and same-sex marriage, was sworn in on Sunday to face the challenge of uniting the nation’s polarised Jewish community.Read More


Botticelli 15th-Century Fresco Heads to Israel

By JTA

Italy is giving Israel a Rosh Hashanah present – the loan of a masterpiece by the 15th century Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli.Read More


Jonathan Sacks Says Good-Bye as Chief Rabbi

By Haaretz

On Friday morning, people listening to BBC Radio 4’s popular Today program heard a familiar voice addressing them on “The Thought for the Day” slot. It was Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks making his final appearance.Read More


Netanyahu Says Israel Can Stand on Own Against Syria

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu played up Israel’s ability to take on its enemies alone on Sunday after Washington delayed attacking Syria in a surprise move that prompted some Israelis to question their main ally’s resolve on Iran.Read More


Heartbreak for Israeli Julia Glushko at U.S. Open Tennis Tourney

By Reuters

It was a tournament of firsts for Israeli Julia Glushko but in the end there was only the sting of disappointment after she was ousted in the third round of the U.S. Open on Saturday.Read More


Barack Obama Delays U.S. Strike on Syria

By Reuters

President Barack Obama on Saturday backed away from an imminent military strike against Syria to seek the approval of the U.S. Congress, in a decision that likely delays U.S. action for at least 10 days.Read More


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