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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

Israel Remains Silent but Worried About Situation in Eygpt

By Reuters

Israel has looked on at upheaval in Egypt largely in silence, keen to avoid disrupting strategic security cooperation with a military it sees as critical to curbing attacks by Islamist militants in neighbouring Sinai, officials and analysts said.Read More

Jewish Autonomous Zone on Russian-Chinese Border Evacuated

By Reuters

As many as 100,000 people may be evacuated from their homes near Russia’s border with China if the region’s biggest floods for 120 years get worse, Russian media reported on Saturday.Read More

Oskar Schindler Documents Fetch $120,000 at Auction


Original documents connected to Oskar Schindler, who saved hundreds of Jewish from the Holocaust, fetched $122,000 at an auction in New York.Read More

Israel Launches Missile Into Syria In Retaliation for Shelling


The Israeli army fired a missile into Syria after several shells fired from Syria exploded in northern Israel on the Golan Heights.Read More

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