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B'nai B'rith on List of Fiscally Troubled Charities

By JTA

B’nai B’rith International rejected as inaccurate its topping a well-known charity watchdog’s list of “charities in deep financial trouble.”Read More


Islamists Claim Egypt Constitution Vote Win

By Reuters

Egyptians voted narrowly in favour of a constitution shaped by Islamists and opposed by liberals in the first round of a two-stage vote, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s party that sought a “yes” vote said on Sunday, citing its unofficial tally.Read More


Kerry Gets Nod for Secretary of State: Reports

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President Barack Obama has decided to nominate Massachusetts Senator John Kerry to be the next secretary of state, CNN and ABC News reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources.Read More


Lieberman Will Run Despite Corruption Charge

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Avigdor Lieberman confirmed on Saturday that he would run in next month’s Israeli election, despite a corruption charge that prompted him to resign from the post of foreign minister.Read More


Jewish Rampage Survivor Issues Gun Control Call

By Forward Staff

Joshua Stepakoff survived a 1999 shooting rampage at his suburban Los Angeles preschool. Now 19, he wants to know why more hasn’t been done to curb gun violence.Read More


Menorah From Sandy-Hit Shul Lights White House

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Rabbi David Bauman brought to the White House one of two 90-year-old menorahs that survived when Hurricane Sandy ravaged Temple Israel in Long Beach, N.Y.Read More


Search for Answers Begins After Newtown Shooting

By Reuters

People in the small Connecticut community of Newtown grieved on Saturday over one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history and police sought answers about what drove a 20-year-old gunman to slaughter 20 children at an elementary school.Read More


Connecticut Town Rocked by School Shooting

By Reuters

The peace and security of the suburban Connecticut community of Newtown lay shattered on Friday after a gunman attacked a primary school in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.Read More


French Teens Arrested Over Jewish School Blast

By JTA

Two French teenagers were arrested on suspicion of setting off an explosion near a teacher after she reported receiving anti-Semitic threats at school.Read More


Kevin Youkilis Officially Joins Yankees

By Reuters

Former Red Sox rival Kevin Youkilis officially joined the New York Yankees on Friday when he signed a one-year contract to fill a void left by the absence of Alex Rodriguez, the American League team said.Read More





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