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Jewish School That Refused to Play Hoops on Shabbat Lost State Championship

By JTA

Beren Academy, which made international headlines last year with its battle to avoid a forfeit in the Texas state boys’ basketball tournament over a Sabbath scheduling conflict, lost a quadruple overtime game in the state semifinals.Read More


Hagel To Meet Israeli Defense Minister Barak at Pentagon

By Reuters

New U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, whom Republican critics have sought to portray as anti-Israel, will meet Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak at the Pentagon on Tuesday for his first face-to-face visit with a foreign counterpart.Read More


Sentencing Postponed For California Boy Who Killed Neo-Nazi Dad

By Reuters

A judge on Friday delayed sentencing of a California boy convicted of murdering his neo-Nazi father, granting a defense request for a hearing at which more evidence will be presented about the mental state of the boy, who was 10 at the time.Read More


Three Gazans Wounded by Israeli Gunfire

By Reuters

Israeli soldiers shot and wounded three Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Friday as a number of violent incidents erupted along the border with Israel, Palestinian medics and an Israeli military source said.Read More


Disease Threatens U.S. Kosher Chicken Supply at Empire Kosher and Other Plants

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

A mutated chicken virus has threatened the kosher poultry industry. Large proportions of the chickens killed in recent months were found to be unfit for kosher consumption.Read More


Jerusalem Road Cuts Village, Drives Arab Discontent

By Reuters

The mechanical diggers start work soon after dawn, cutting through a leafy village on the outskirts of Jerusalem to build a six-lane highway that has become the latest focal point of Arab-Israeli discontent.Read More


Bills Targeting Iran Introduced in Time for AIPAC Conference

By JTA

Lawmakers in Congress introduced bills in time for AIPAC’s annual policy conference that would tighten Iran sanctions and back Israel should it strike that country’s suspected nuclear program.Read More


Ukrainian City Agrees To Stop Using Jewish Headstones as Pavement

By JTA

The city of Lviv in Ukraine agreed to remove Jewish headstones currently used as pavement.Read More


Key Witness in Ehud Olmert Corruption Trial Died Hours After Testifying

By JTA

A key state witness in a corruption trial against former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert died hours after testifying.Read More


East Africans, American Clinch Six Top Spots in Jerusalem Marathon

By JTA

East African runners and a U.S. Air Force captain won the six top spots in the annual Jerusalem marathon, which drew over 20,000 participants from 52 nationsRead More


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