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Orthodox Union, Kosher Certifier, In Disarray

By JTA

The leadership of the world’s largest provider of kosher certification, the Orthodox Union, is in disarray.Read More


Boy Convicted in Slaying of Neo-Nazi Father

By Reuters

A California boy, now 12, was convicted of second-degree murder on Monday for shooting dead his neo-Nazi father, following a juvenile trial that centered on abuse allegations and the young defendant’s grasp of right and wrong.Read More


Jewish Settlers Confident of Israel Election Boost

By Reuters

Entrenched in what they view as their Biblical heartland, hardline Jewish settlers are looking forward with delight to next week’s Israeli election.Read More


Verdict Expected in Neo-Nazi Dad Murder

By Reuters

A California judge was expected to render a verdict on Monday in the trial of a 12-year-old boy accused of murdering his neo-Nazi father, a case that focused on accusations of abuse and the pre-teen defendant’s grasp of right and wrong at such a young age.Read More


Florida Prisoners Win Right To Eat Kosher

By Forward Staff

The Florida Department of Corrections has reportedly agreed to serve kosher food to Jewish inmates, ending a five year legal battle that involved the federal justice department.Read More


E1 Protest Marks New Tactic by Palestinians

By Amira Hass (Haaretz)

The idea of setting up a protest tent village in E-1 gained momentum over the past few weeks among members of the Palestinian Popular Committees - the same committees that for 10 years have been organizing weekly demonstrations in the West Bank against the Israeli occupation in general, and against the separation fence and settlements in particular.Read More


'Girls' and 'Homeland' Grab TV Golden Globes

By Reuters

Post 9/11 psychological thriller “Homeland” was the big winner of the Golden Globe awards for television drama on Sunday for the second season running, while brash newcomer “Girls” and its struggling New York 20-somethings took home top comedy honors.Read More


Netanyahu Runs as Israel's Strong Man

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a simple message as he seeks a third term in office - he is a strong man and a vote for him at parliamentary elections on Jan. 22 means Israel will be a powerful nation.Read More


MIT Chief Orders Review After Aaron Swartz Suicide

By Forward Staff

The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reportedly announced Sunday that he has ordered a review of the university’s actions in a hacking case against internet activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself over the weekend.Read More


Jewish Couple Found Slain in Florida Home

By JTA

The deaths of a Toronto Jewish couple found in their winter home in south Florida are being investigated as a double homicide.Read More


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