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Vienna Orchestra To Return Looted Painting

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The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will return to a French family a valuable painting that was looted by the Nazis and given to the orchestra as a gift in 1940 by a Viennese secret police official.Read More


Alan Gross Suspends Hunger Strike at Mother's Urging

By JTA

Alan Gross suspended his hunger strike after a week at the behest of his elderly mother.Read More


Scandinavia Health Chiefs Resist Circumcision Ban

By JTA

Resisting calls to ban the non-medical circumcision of boys, the governments of Norway and Denmark have taken steps to preserve the practice’s legal status.Read More


Sheldon Adelson Gives $16M To Send Israel to the Moon

By JTA

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife have pledged $16.4 million to fund the Israeli SpaceIL mission to the moon.Read More


Spain Village May Change 'Jew Killer' Name

By JTA

A Spanish village is considering removing the phrase “kill Jews” from its name.Read More


London Orthodox Synagogue Stops Allowing Women To Carry Torah Scroll

By JTA

Under pressure from the local rabbinical court, a London Orthodox rabbi ended the practice of women carrying a Torah scroll during prayers at his synagogue.Read More


N.J. Teen Charged with Bias Intimidation After Allegedly Luring Orthodox Women

By JTA

A New Jersey teenager was charged with multiple counts of bias intimidation after he allegedly tried to lure Orthodox women as part of a gang initiation.Read More


Israeli Haredim Protest Against Arrest of Yeshiva Draft-Dodger

By JTA

About 500 haredi Orthodox men demonstrated in Jerusalem against the arrest of a yeshiva student who ignored a call-up notice for army service.Read More


Israel Imposes Sanctions on Palestinians as Talks Sputter

By Reuters

Israel imposed economic sanctions against the Palestinians on Thursday in retaliation for their leadership signing international conventions, moves that further complicate U.S. efforts to keep peace talks from collapsing before an April 29 deadline.Read More


'Wife of Jesus' Papyrus Fragment Deemed Real

By Reuters

Scientists who examined a controversial fragment of papyrus written in Egyptian Coptic in which Jesus speaks of his wife concluded in papers published on Thursday that the papyrus and ink are probably ancient and not a modern forgery.Read More





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