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Huma Abedin Earns Praise — and Pity — for Sticking by Anthony Weiner

By Reuters

Huma Abedin won some praise for her poised performance at the side of her husband, Anthony Weiner, as he vowed to continue running for New York mayor. Others felt pity.Read More

Why British Jews Love the Royal Family

By Geoffrey Alderman (Haaretz)

The most important thing about a hereditary monarchy is that the line of hereditary succession should be secured.Read More

Rome Jews Warn Against Public 100th Birthday Celebration for Nazi Eric Priebke


The president of Rome’s Jewish community called on authorities to bar any public celebration of the 100th birthday of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke.Read More

David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef Elected New Israeli Chief Rabbis

By Haaretz

A special electoral assembly on Wednesday elected Sephardi Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef and Ashkenazi Rabbi David Lau as Israel’s next chief rabbis, after weeks of a controversial and tense candidacy period. The two chief rabbis will hold office for the next decade.Read More

Anthony Weiner Faces Pressure From Newspapers To Quit Mayor Race

By Reuters

New York City newspapers called for mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner to bow out of the race on Wednesday after fresh revelations that he had continued sexually charged online chats for more than a year after his resignation from Congress.Read More

Chabad Yeshiva Teacher David Kramer Gets 3 Years for Australia Sex Abuse


David Kramer, a former teacher at the Yeshivah College day school in Melbourne, Australia, has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison for sexually assaulting four students.Read More

Israeli Chief Rabbis To Be Elected Today

By Haaretz

The two new chief rabbis of Israel will be elected in Jerusalem Wednesday by 150 electors. The rabbis will hold office for the next decade.Read More

European Rabbi Group Seeks To Create Mohels Union


A European rabbinical group has created a union of mohalim, or ritual circumcisers, in an effort to standardize ritual circumcision and combat attempts to ban it.Read More

55% of Israelis Back Peace Deal With Palestinians

By Yossi Verter (Haaretz)

More than half of all Israelis would likely support any peace agreement Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu submitted to a referendum, a poll carried out Wednesday found.Read More

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes Releases Names of 46 Orthodox Abusers


Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes released the names of 46 child sex offenders from the New York borough’s Orthodox community.Read More

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