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German Rabbi Charged for Performing Circumcisions

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A rabbi in Bavaria has been slapped with criminal charges of committing bodily harm, in the first known case to arise from an anti-circumcision ruling in May.Read More


600 Join Rabbis for Obama

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More than 600 rabbis joined a campaign initiative called Rabbis for Obama.Read More


Solution to Circumcision Concerns in Germany?

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Israel’s chief Ashkenazi rabbi said in Berlin that medical training for mohels, or ritual circumcisers, could resolve concerns in Germany regarding circumcision of male children.Read More


Egyptian Tanks in Sinai First Time Since '73

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Egypt reportedly is planning to introduce tanks in the Sinai for the first time since the 1973 war with Israel.Read More


Adelsons Donate to PAC Supporting Boteach Campaign

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Casino mogul and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his wife have contributed to an independent super PAC to support the congressional candidacy of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach.Read More


Alleged Auschwitz Guard To Be Tried in Germany

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Prosecutors in the Bavarian city of Weiden think they have a good chance of bringing an 87-year-old former Auschwitz guard to trial.Read More


NY Federation Awards $1M in Scholarships

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The UJA-Federation of New York will award $1 million in college scholarships to more than 400 students at its 19th annual scholarship presentation.Read More


Vienna Jewish Leader Accused of Anti-Semitism

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Heinz-Christian Strache, a rightist Austrian politician, has accused the leader of the country’s Jewish community of perpetuating anti-Semitic stereotypes.Read More


College of Charleston Gets $1M For Jewish Life

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The College of Charleston received $2 million to be split between Jewish life on campus and full tuition scholarships for the children of clergy and religious educators.Read More


Mom In Custody Battle With Saudi Prince Dies

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A Jewish mother from France locked in a custody battle with a Saudi prince fell to her death from an apartment window in Paris.

Candice Cohen-Ahnine died last week, less than a month before she was to see her 11-year-old daughter for the first time in four years.Read More





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