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Egypt Declares State of Emergency as 150 Killed in Raid on Islamists

By Reuters

Egyptian security forces killed at least 95 people on Wednesday when they moved in to clear a camp of Cairo protesters demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, his Muslim Brotherhood movement said.Read More

Holland's Largest Jewish Bookstore Closes for Good


One of Western Europe’s largest Hebrew bookstores has closed down in Amsterdam as its former owners prepare to immigrate to Israel.Read More

Israel's Cell Phone Generation Gets Younger

By Amital Ziv (Haaretz)

Kids are growing up faster than they used to, or at least they are certainly getting cell phones earlier, according to a July survey commissioned by the cell phone company Pelephone.Read More

Fresh From Rehab, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Digs In Heels

By Reuters

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, in his first public statement since taking a leave of absence to enter sexual harassment therapy, refused to bow to a campaign seeking his ouster through a recall election, touting his accomplishments in office instead.Read More

William Rapfogel's Sudden Fall From Power Stuns Jewish Communal World

By Josh Lipowsky

The New York Jewish communal world reacted with shock this week to news that William Rapfogel, longtime head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and a major player in New York’s Jewish community, had been fired for alleged financial improprieties.Read More

Rockets Fired From Gaza as Israel Starts Releasing First Palestinian Prisoners


Rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel as Palestinian prisoners being released by Israel were being transported to the border.Read More

John Kerry Struggles To Contain Damage From Israeli Settlement Building

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry sought on Tuesday to prevent the fracturing of his Middle East peace initiative, which faces its greatest threat to date from a series of Israeli announcements of new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.Read More

Aaron Swartz Was Probed by Secret Service

By Anne Cohen

The U.S. Secret Service has released the first 104 [pages of documents]( about coder and activist Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide in November, less than three months before his impending trial.Read More

Shul vs. Shul Battle Over $7.4M Torah Bells Heads to Court


Touro Synagogue and Congregation Shearith Israel are going forward with dueling lawsuits over a set of Torah scroll decorations.Read More

El Al Flight Turns Back for 11-Year-Old Cancer Kid

By Marissa Newman (Haaretz)

A New York-bound El Al flight returned to the terminal gate after its official departure to collect an 11-year-old girl who had been removed from the airplane after she mislaid her passport.Read More

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