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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


As Many as 27 Dead in Connecticut School Shooting

By Reuters

Possibly as many as 27 people were shot and killed at an elementary school in suburban Connecticut on Friday morning, media reported.Read More


Confident Hamas Stages Rallies in West Bank

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Supporters of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas took to the streets of Hebron on Friday for the first time in five years, in a sign of improving relations with their secular Fatah rivals.Read More


Avigdor Lieberman Quits Amid Corruption Charge

By Reuters

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Friday he was resigning after being charged with fraud and breach of trust, in a move that could have repercussions on the upcoming general election.Read More


Lawmakers Demand Release of Jacob Ostreicher

By JTA

A bipartisan slate of nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged Bolivian President Evo Morales to bring about the release of New York businessman Jacob Ostreicher, who has been jailed without charges for 18 months.Read More


1669 French Jewish Graveyard Goes Digital

A French historical association plans to turn a graveyard near Strasbourg into France’s first “interactive Jewish cemetery.”Read More





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