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Oops! Candidate Frets Over 'Negrohood' Crime

By Seth Berkman

Even with tools like spell check and predictive text, a good once-over can never hurt. New York Assembly candidate Ben Akselrod, who is running against Democrat Steven Cymbrowitz in the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood of Brooklyn, learned that the hard wayRead More


Jimmy Carter Blasts Ruling on Rachel Corrie Death

By JTA

Former President Jimmy Carter called “unacceptable” a court ruling that declared the State of Israel is not responsible for the death of an American activist.Read More


New Orleans Jews Hunkered Down for Isaac

By JTA

New Orleans Jewish institutions remained closed Thursday as the region continued to bear the torrential rains and winds of a new massive storm.Read More


Richard Levin Will Step Down at Yale

By Seth Berkman

Richard C. Levin, who has served as president of Yale University since 1993, announced this morning that he will step down at the end of the school year.Read More


4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Left in Car

By Haaretz

A 4-year-old Israeli boy died after being left behind by his Talmud teacher in a ‘burning hot’ locked car for several hours on a 90-degree day.Read More


Tzohar Candidates May Run for Chief Rabbis

By Haaretz

Tzohar, the rabbinical organization that has recently launched a campaign to “strengthen the Chief Rabbinate” is considering running candidates in the upcoming elections for Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbis.Read More


Mitt Romney's Support of Israel Touted in Video

By JTA

The Republican National Convention showed a video highlighting Mitt Romney’s commitment to Israel.Read More


John McCain Bashes Obama Policy on Israel

By JTA

Israel is under “existential threat” and is among the American allies suffering from the Obama administration’s leadership failures, Sen. John McCain suggested in his speech to the Republican convention.Read More


Funeral Home Plans Crematory Near Majdanek

By JTA

A Polish funeral company has announced plans to build a crematory near the Majdanek concentration camp.Read More


John Galliano Sues Dior for $18M Over Firing

By JTA

Designer John Galliano reportedly has filed an $18.7 million lawsuit against Christian Dior, the fashion house that fired him for anti-Semitic speech.Read More





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