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Right-Winger Arrested for Praying at Temple Mount

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Likud Party activist Moshe Feiglin was detained and later released by Israel Police after praying on the Temple Mount.Read More


Historic Shuls Battle Over $7.4M Torah Bells

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Two historic congregations are feuding over a $7.4M set of ritual Torah bells. Touro Synagogue wants to sell the decorations but Shearith Israel objects.Read More


Senate Pulls Nation Back From Cliff's Edge

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The Senate moved the U.S. economy back from the edge of a “fiscal cliff” on Tuesday, voting to avoid imminent tax hikes and spending cuts in a bipartisan deal that could still face stiff challenges in the House of Representatives.Read More


Hillary Clinton Suffered Blood Clot Beneath Skull

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered a blood clot in a vein between her brain and skull behind her right ear but is expected to make a full recovery, her doctors said on Monday in a statement released by the State Department.Read More


Anti-African Riots Erupt Over Tel Aviv Rape

By Haaretz

Dozens of rightist activists and residents of south Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood gathered on Monday to protest against African migrants, after it was reported that an Eritrean man raped an elderly woman last week.Read More


Doctor's Daughter Charged in 'Terror' Bomb Plot

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Police arrested a New York City couple in their apartment on Saturday after authorities investigating a credit card theft found a highly explosive compound, bomb-making manuals, a sawed-off shotgun and ammunition, officials said on Monday.Read More


Jewish-Created Taxi Apps Among Big Hits

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Uber and Hailo, which allow users to book limos and taxis and were both created by Jewish entrepreneurs, started to catch on in 2012.Read More


Texas Killer Wins Right to Kosher Food

By JTA

A Texas prison inmate should be served free kosher meals, a federal appeals court ruled, overturning a lower court decision that said his commitment to a kosher diet was insincere.Read More


'Vomiting Larry' Helps Doctors Battle Nonovirus

By Reuters

Poor Larry isn’t looking too good. He’s pale and clammy and he’s been projectile vomiting over and over again while his carers just stand by and watch.Read More


Hours From Fiscal Cliff, No Sign of a Deal

By Reuters

The U.S. Congress comes back on Monday without a deal to avert the “fiscal cliff” and only a few hours of actual legislative time scheduled in which to act if an agreement materializes.Read More





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