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Benjamin Netanyahu Vows Israel Will Defend Itself Against Syrian Attack

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel was not involved in Syria’s civil war, but would respond forcefully to any attempts to attack it.Read More

Rabbi Eliezer Silver Trove Goes on Auction Block

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

A huge collection of letters, manuscripts, religious artifacts and photographs belonging to one of the leading rabbinical authorities of 20th-century America will be put up for public sale on Wednesday in Jerusalem.Read More

Anti-Israel Hackers Hijack Google Palestine

By Haaretz

Pro-Palestinian hackers on Monday successfully hijacked the Google Palestine domain (, redirecting Web users to a hacked version of the page that called for removing Israel from Google Maps and renaming it Palestine.Read More

Palestinian Family Lives in Cave After Home Bulldozed

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

Jerusalem municipal bulldozers demolished the home of the Zir family of Silwan last week before the courts ruled on the issue. Left homeless, the family has moved into a cave.Read More

Australia Jews Swing to Right as Election Nears

By Dan Goldberg (Haaretz)

Jewish community leaders in Australia have virtually abandoned support for the governing Labor Party, with most privately hoping the conservative Liberal Party wins the federal election next weekend.Read More

Siberia's Biggest-Ever JCC Set To Open


Hundreds are expected to attend the opening in Novosibirsk of what is said to be the largest Jewish community center in Siberia, Russia.Read More

Rabbi Who Helped New Orleans Jewish Community Heal Moves to Maryland

By Uriel Heilman

Rabbi Uri Topolosky won plaudits for helping New Orleans heal after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But now he is leaving the Big Easy.Read More

Camp Tawonga Saves Torah Scroll as Wildfire Rages


The largest wildfire in California’s history has led to the evacuation of a Jewish summer camp and destroyed at least one of its buildings.Read More

Muriel Siebert, Pioneering Stock Broker, Dies at 80

By Reuters

Muriel Siebert, the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has died of complications from cancer, Leonard Leiman, a director at her firm Siebert Financial Corp., said on Sunday. She was 80.Read More

Oberlin Students Sought 'Reaction' From Anti-Semitic Acts


Two students committed a series of racial and anti-Semitic incidents at Oberlin College to provoke a reaction, according to police in the Ohio city.Read More

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