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Anthony Weiner Drops in Polls After New Sext Bombshell

By Reuters

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has reclaimed her lead over former Congressman Anthony Weiner in the city’s mayoral race, according to the first poll since new details emerged about Weiner’s explicit chats with women he met online.Read More


Chabad Rabbi Clings to Life After Shooting in Russia's Dagestan Province

By Haaretz and JTA

The rabbi of a Chabad center in the southern Russian state of Dagestan was shot in the chest Thursday as he was leaving his car.Read More


Peace Talks Could Start on July 30: Israel

By Reuters

An Israeli cabinet minister said on Thursday that U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians could begin next week, though neither side has formally given any such date.Read More


Bagel Guy Gets 10 Years in Jail for $200K in Unpaid Fines

By Haaretz

Zaki Sabah, 54, who sells soft pretzels and was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for not paying municipal fines imposed on him for peddling without a license.Read More


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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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


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