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Ed Koch Hospitalized With Fluid in Lungs

By Forward Staff

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch was reportedly hospitalized late Saturday night, and tests showed that he had fluid in his lungs, according to a spokesman.Read More


Latin Jews Meet in 'Troubled' Venezuela

By JTA

The Latin American Jewish Congress is holding its plenary meeting in Venezuela “to strengthen the link with a community that has difficulties,” according to the organization’s executive director.Read More


Barbara Walters Injured in Fall

By Reuters

Veteran journalist Barbara Walters was admitted to a Washington. D.C., hospital over the weekend after she fell and cut her head at the British ambassador’s residence, a spokesman for the ABC television network said on Sunday.Read More


Right Winger Faces Israel Vote Ban Over Mosque Jibe

By Reuters

An Israeli panel weighed a request on Sunday to disqualify a candidate of a powerful far-right party from running in a Jan. 22 election for alluding in a speech to the possibility of seeing one of Islam’s holiest shrines in Jerusalem “blown up.”Read More


Snowball Attack on Jews Lands Palestinians in Jail

By JTA

Nine Palestinians from eastern Jerusalem have been arrested in connection with a violent snowball attack against two haredi Orthodox men.Read More


Hungary 'Jewish List' Pol Speaks on 'Zionist Threat'

By JTA

A lawmaker from Hungary’s Jobbik Party who recently called for listing Jews as a “security risk” reportedly is planning a lecture tour about the “Zionist threat.”Read More


Peter Madoff Gets Jail Break for Bat Mitzvah

By Forward Staff

Bernie Madoff’s brother Peter Madoff is headed to prison for his role in the notorious billion-dollar Ponzi scam. But not before reportedly attending his granddaughter’s super-luxe bat mitzvah.Read More


Jewish DNA Can Predict Family Name: Study

By Haaretz

A male’s DNA contains information that can help scientists guess his surname, American and Israeli researchers have discovered. The findings have serious implications for data privacy; intelligence services around the world are bound to be interested.Read More


Russian Jews Slam Chabad Over Schneerson Trove

By JTA

Leaders of Russia’s Jewish community have criticized a U.S. federal court ruling that fined Russia for refusing to hand over ancient Chasidic texts.Read More


Orthodox Union Sets Vote Amid Leadership Feud

By JTA

The Orthodox Union has set a date to pick its next president in highly unusual contested elections.Read More


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