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Florida Prisoners Win Right To Eat Kosher

By Forward Staff

The Florida Department of Corrections has reportedly agreed to serve kosher food to Jewish inmates, ending a five year legal battle that involved the federal justice department.Read More


E1 Protest Marks New Tactic by Palestinians

By Amira Hass (Haaretz)

The idea of setting up a protest tent village in E-1 gained momentum over the past few weeks among members of the Palestinian Popular Committees - the same committees that for 10 years have been organizing weekly demonstrations in the West Bank against the Israeli occupation in general, and against the separation fence and settlements in particular.Read More


'Girls' and 'Homeland' Grab TV Golden Globes

By Reuters

Post 9/11 psychological thriller “Homeland” was the big winner of the Golden Globe awards for television drama on Sunday for the second season running, while brash newcomer “Girls” and its struggling New York 20-somethings took home top comedy honors.Read More


Netanyahu Runs as Israel's Strong Man

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a simple message as he seeks a third term in office - he is a strong man and a vote for him at parliamentary elections on Jan. 22 means Israel will be a powerful nation.Read More


MIT Chief Orders Review After Aaron Swartz Suicide

By Forward Staff

The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reportedly announced Sunday that he has ordered a review of the university’s actions in a hacking case against internet activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself over the weekend.Read More


Jewish Couple Found Slain in Florida Home

By JTA

The deaths of a Toronto Jewish couple found in their winter home in south Florida are being investigated as a double homicide.Read More


GOP Adds 'Temperament' to Chuck Hagel Questions

By Reuters

Opponents of President Barack Obama’s choice of Chuck Hagel to become the next U.S. defense secretary stepped up criticism of the Republican former senator on Sunday, with one lawmaker questioning whether Hagel has the right temperament for the job.Read More


Death Row Inmate Loses Jewish Prayer Appeal

By JTA

A Kentucky death row inmate was denied his request to pray on the Jewish Sabbath in the prison’s chapel.Read More


Huge Rally Denounces Russia's Adoption Ban

By Reuters

Tens of thousands of people, some denouncing President Vladimir Putin as a “child-killer”, marched through Moscow on Sunday to protest against a ban on Americans adopting Russian children.Read More


Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Released From Hospital

By Reuters

A 92-year-old Israeli rabbi who serves as the spiritual head of a powerful ultra-Orthodox political party was released from hospital on Sunday after treatment for a suspected minor stroke.Read More





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