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A Satmar Rally To Endorse Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson Veers Off-Script

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Hasidic activists accosted a man who disrupted a rally by Satmar Hasidim endorsing New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, briefly detaining him inside a nearby Judaica store.Read More

Al-Qaeda Related Terrorist Group Declares Holy War Against Jews

A terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaeda that claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on northern Israel said it has resumed a jihad, or holy war, against the Jews.Read More

Krakow Jews and Muslims Unite on Ritual Slaughter


The directors of the Jewish Community Center of Krakow and the Krakow Islamic Center are joining forces to fight Poland’s ban on Jewish and Muslim ritual slaughter.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Vows Israel Will Defend Itself Against Syrian Attack

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel was not involved in Syria’s civil war, but would respond forcefully to any attempts to attack it.Read More

Rabbi Eliezer Silver Trove Goes on Auction Block

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

A huge collection of letters, manuscripts, religious artifacts and photographs belonging to one of the leading rabbinical authorities of 20th-century America will be put up for public sale on Wednesday in Jerusalem.Read More

Anti-Israel Hackers Hijack Google Palestine

By Haaretz

Pro-Palestinian hackers on Monday successfully hijacked the Google Palestine domain (, redirecting Web users to a hacked version of the page that called for removing Israel from Google Maps and renaming it Palestine.Read More

Palestinian Family Lives in Cave After Home Bulldozed

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Jerusalem municipal bulldozers demolished the home of the Zir family of Silwan last week before the courts ruled on the issue. Left homeless, the family has moved into a cave.Read More

Australia Jews Swing to Right as Election Nears

By Dan Goldberg (Haaretz)

Jewish community leaders in Australia have virtually abandoned support for the governing Labor Party, with most privately hoping the conservative Liberal Party wins the federal election next weekend.Read More

Siberia's Biggest-Ever JCC Set To Open


Hundreds are expected to attend the opening in Novosibirsk of what is said to be the largest Jewish community center in Siberia, Russia.Read More

Rabbi Who Helped New Orleans Jewish Community Heal Moves to Maryland

By Uriel Heilman

Rabbi Uri Topolosky won plaudits for helping New Orleans heal after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But now he is leaving the Big Easy.Read More

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