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Sarah Silverman's Sister Says Western Wall 'Hijacked' by Orthodox Jews

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

The sister of American comedian Sarah Silverman, Reform Rabbi Susan Silverman, one of ten women detained on Monday for participating in prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, has told Haaretz that the group prayer at the site was not a provocation, and that she is opposed to Haredi “hijacking” of the sacred site on “theological and democratic” grounds.Read More


Doctor's Daughter Pleads Innocent in Bomb Plot

By Reuters

A New York City woman arrested after police found bomb-making manuals, weapons and a highly explosive compound in her apartment last year pleaded not guilty to weapons possession charges on Monday, a spokesman for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said.Read More


Holocaust Survivors Protest Boca Raton Golf Tourney Backed by Allianz

By JTA

Holocaust survivors for a third straight year protested outside a golf tournament in Florida sponsored by Allianz because of what they deem the insurance firm’s restitution failures.Read More


Anti-Arab Fans Arrested at Jeruasalem Soccer Match

By JTA

Some 75 Israeli soccer fans were removed from a game between Beitar Jerusalem and the Israeli-Arab Bnei Sakhnin team for anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim taunting.Read More


Gun Victims Will Attend State of Union Speech

By Reuters

President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats in Congress are bringing victims of gun violence to his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, providing faces and voices to the carnage that he wants to curb with new firearms restrictions.Read More


New York Doctor Hit With Pill Peddling Charge

By Anne Cohen

A Manhattan psychiatrist was indicted Monday on 55 counts on charges that he sold prescriptions for oxycodone and other pain killers to drug dealers from his Rockland County and Midtown Manhattan offices.Read More


Chuck Hagel Confirmation Vote Set for Tuesday

By Reuters

Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, plans to seek a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense during a meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the committee said on Monday.Read More


Judith Brachman Named to Federal Panel on Long-Term Care

By JTA

Judith Brachman, a longtime member of the Jewish Federations of North America’s board, was appointed to a 15-member federal commission on long-term care.Read More


Israel Approves 90 More Jewish Settler Homes, Thumbing Nose at Barack Obama

By Reuters

Israel gave final approval on Monday for 90 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, driving another wedge into a rift with Washington ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama.Read More


Siberia Police Arrest Neo-Nazi Leader

By JTA

Prosecutors in Siberia reportedly have indicted a Russian citizen of inciting to violence against Jews and quoting texts by Adolf Hitler.Read More


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