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South Africa Jews Pray for Nelson Mandela


South Africa’s chief rabbi, Warren Goldstein, conveyed the Jewish community’s prayers and support to the daughter of ailing former President Nelson Mandela.Read More

Israeli Point Guard Gal Mekel Signs With the Dallas Mavericks


Israeli point guard Gal Mekel is poised to become the second Israeli to play in the NBA after giving a verbal commitment to the Dallas Mavericks.Read More

Y.U. Chancellor Norman Lamm Steps Down After Admitting Failure on Sex Abuse


Y.U. Chancellor Norman Lamm is resigning. He acknowledged his failure to respond adequately to allegations of sexual abuse at the university’s high school for boys.Read More

Israel Launches Crackdown on 'Price Tag' Extremists

By Reuters

Israel announced a crackdown on Monday against Jewish ultranationalists who vandalise Palestinian property, saying they were tantamount to terrorists and their attacks could fan sectarian violence.Read More

Israeli Who Killed Parents Searched Online for 'Getting Away With' Murder

By Reuters

An Israeli who stabbed his mother and father to death was convicted of murder on Monday partly because he searched online for tips including “how to kill your parents and get away with it”.Read More

Ethiopian Birth Rate Plunged Amid Israel's Secret Contraception Program

By Dan Even (Haaretz)

A Knesset study prompted by news reports about the administration of contraceptive injections to Ethiopian immigrant women before and after their arrival in Israel shows that these women gave birth to significantly fewer children in Israel than their peers who came to Israel in the 1990’s, before the practice became widespread.Read More

Israeli Extremist Arrested for 'Jesus Is Monkey' Graffiti on Catholic Monastery

By Reuters

An Israeli is under arrest for the vandalism of a Christian monastery in the occupied West Bank last year, carried out in solidarity with hardline Jewish settlers, police said on Monday.Read More

Shylock-for-'Jew' Crossword Clue Spurs Apology Over Money-Grubber Trope


A major newspaper company has apologized for using Shylock as a clue in a nationally syndicated crossword puzzle for the answer “Jew” after the Anti-Defamation League said it was insensitive.Read More

Princeton President Uncovers Family Secret — He's Jewish

By Haaretz/Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber was working on a school project with his son Danny, then a fourth grader, when he made a stunning discovery.Read More

As Thousands in Egypt Protest, Israel Stays Mum


Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians in protests across the country called on President Mohamed Morsi to step down.Read More

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