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Dutch City Pledges $734K To Restore Synagogue

By JTA

A city in eastern Holland has pledged nearly $750,000 for restoring a museum to its previous function as a synagogue.Read More


Ryan Braun Apologizes for Drug Use — and Bizarre 'Anti-Semitic' Charge

By Reuters

Banned Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun acknowledged on Thursday he used performance enhancing drugs during his National League Most Valuable Player season in 2011.Read More


Kosher Certifiers Offer Restuarants Middle Ground

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

Kosher observant Jews who have yet to parse out the difference between regular and mehadrin kosher certificates, please pay close attention: A new class of kashrut certification has been conjured up in Jerusalem.Read More


Eliot Spitzer Will Work for $1 — Rival Scott Stringer Sings 'Heroes' at Debate

By Reuters

Eliot Spitzer, trying to rebound from a sex scandal that cost him the New York governorship, promised to work for a dollar a year while his opponent tried to sing a chorus from David Bowie’s “Heroes” as part of Wednesday’s debate between the two Democratic candidates for New York City’s comptroller.Read More


Richard Nixon Says Jews Should Be 'Americans First' on Last Tapes

By JTA

President Richard Nixon is heard in the last set of his White House tapes making anti-Semitic statements in discussions with visitors to the Oval Office and by telephone.Read More


Mahmoud Abbas Says Peace Deal Will End Conflict With Israel

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wants a negotiated peace agreement to include a clause stating that the conflict with Israel is over, he told a delegation from the Israeli left-wing party Meretz on Thursday.Read More


Dutch Prince's Ski Death Nixes Yom Kippur Fete

By JTA

A farewell party for former Queen Beatrix scheduled on Yom Kippur was canceled due to the death of her son.Read More


Bob Filner To Resign in Sex Harass Settlement

By Reuters

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will resign from office as part of the proposed settlement he reached with city officials in the sexual harassment lawsuit brought against him by a former aide, the Los Angeles Times reported on Thursday.Read More


Two Rockets Hit Northern Israel

By Reuters

At least two rockets fired from Lebanon hit northern Israel on Thursday, Israeli police and Lebanese security sources said, but there were no reports of casualties or damage.Read More


New Zealand Jews Slam Sale of Nazi Mementos

By JTA

Jewish students in the New Zealand coastal city of Dunedin condemned a sale of Nazi memorabilia, calling it a “slap in the face” to the local and national Jewish community.Read More


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