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Outgoing Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Says British Multiculturalism Is Dead

By Anshel Pfeffer (Haaretz)

The outgoing chief rabbi of Great Britain, Lord Jonathan Sacks, criticized the British government in an interview with The Times on Monday, saying that Prime Minister David Cameron and his ministers have not done enough to encourage the institution of marriage, and also saying that multiculturalism has “had its day.”Read More

Deciphering a Mysterious Line in Dead Sea Scrolls

By Haaretz

Modern Israelis ascribe several meanings of the Hebrew root taph-bet-ayin: “to demand,” “to investigate,” “to prosecute” and while about it, “to sue”. None of these meanings were useful in deciphering a mysterious line in the Dead Sea Scrolls.Read More

Israel Lobbies U.S. To Maintain Aid to Egypt


The Israeli government is kicking into high gear its efforts to convince the United States and the European Union to support the new military-backed government in Egypt.Read More

Egyptian Christians Try To Lay Low Amid Bloodshed

By Jack Khoury (Haaretz)

As clashes between the Egyptian army and the Muslim Brotherhood lead to bloodshed, the Christian Copts in Egypt are also suffering from violence.Read More

N.J. Schechter School Closes Three Weeks Before Start of Classes

By Devra Ferst

Come August 29, Solomon Schechter in East Brunswick, New Jersey, will not re-open its doors. The decision to close the school came only three weeks before the slated start of school.Read More

Met Council Names as David M. Frankel as New Director and CEO

By Devra Ferst

Less than a week after firing its longtime head William Rapfogel amid a criminal probe, The Metropolitan Council announced today that David M. Frankel will take over the post as Executive Director and CEO.Read More

Sam Horowitz Donates Thousands to Israeli Youth Village


Sam Horowitz, whose bar mitzvah entrance video has gone viral on YouTube, has donated thousands of dollars of his gift money to an Israeli youth village.Read More

Alice Walker Gets New Invite To Speak at University of Michigan


After being disinvited from a women’s center celebration, Alice Walker is being invited to speak at a public forum at the University of Michigan by the provost.Read More

Growing Number of U.S. Lawmakers Call for Suspension of Aid to Egypt

By Reuters

A growing bipartisan chorus of U.S. lawmakers said on Sunday that the United States should suspend its $1.5 billion in military and economic aid to Egypt following a violent crackdown on protesters that has left nearly 800 dead.Read More

Israel's GDP Spikes 5% in Second Quarter

By Haaretz

The Israeli economy grew by a surprisingly brisk 5.1% in the second quarter of 2013, in parallel with a steep increase in consumer spending, according to Central Bureau of Statistics figures released on Sunday.Read More

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