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Italian Righteous Gentile Put on Path To Sainthood by Church


An Italian Catholic activist and journalist who was declared a Righteous Gentile for saving Jewish lives during World War II has formally been put on the road to sainthood by the Roman Catholic church.Read More

Netanyahu Urges Continued Force on Iran's Nuclear Program

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for no relaxation of international pressure on Iran to curb its nuclear efforts after the election of a new president widely hailed as a moderate.Read More

Iran President Proclaims Victory of Moderation

By Reuters

Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani won Iran’s presidential election on Saturday with a resounding defeat of conservative hardliners, calling it a victory of moderation over extremism and pledging a new tone of respect in international affairs.Read More

'Tweet' and 'Geekery' Make Cut in New Dictionary

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“Tweet”, “dad dancing” and “geekery” are three of more than 1,200 new or revised words in the latest version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) released on Friday.Read More

New Jersey Court Hears Challenge to Frank Lautenberg Senate Seat Vote

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New Jersey’s State Supreme Court said on Friday it would hear a challenge to Governor Chris Christie’s plan to hold a special election in October to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Senator Frank Lautenberg.Read More

Iran Moderate Set To Win Election

By Reuters

Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani took a solid lead over conservative rivals on Saturday in preliminary vote counting in Iran’s presidential election in what could be the makings of a surprise victory over favoured hardliners.Read More

Evelyn Kozak, World's Oldest Jew, Dies at 113

By Forward Staff

A woman who claimed the title of the world’s oldest Jewish person died in New York at age 113, the Associated Press reported.Read More

Myriad Genetics Stock Plunges After Supreme Court Loss

By Forward Staff

The stock of Myriad Genetics plunged after the Supreme Court rejected its effort to patent a human gene mutation that is linked to cancer and is common among Ashkenazi Jews.Read More

Is Chabad Document Trove Feud With Russia Over?

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a years-long spat with the United States over thousands of Jewish religious writings should end now that some are on display in Moscow’s new Jewish museum.Read More

Chabad Document Trove Dispute Settled, Putin Says


The transfer of a number of Jewish texts claimed by the Chabad-Lubavitch movement to Moscow’s newly opened Jewish museum should put to rest a dispute with the movement and the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.Read More

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