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Tunisia Foils Kidnap Plot Aimed at Jews

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Tunisian police have arrested four people for allegedly plotting to kidnap local Jews for ransom, an official said on Thursday, stoking insecurity in the dwindling Jewish community after last year’s “Arab Spring” revolt led to a resurgence of Islamists.Read More


Mumps Outbreak Hits Orthodox Kids

By JTA

A mumps outbreak in New York and New Jersey in which 97 percent of the more than 3,500 cases were Orthodox Jews and most male was a result of the way the boys are schooled, according to a new study.Read More


Jewish Family Wants Monet Painting Back

By JTA

The heir of a wealthy Jewish businessman who sold a Monet painting for an artificially low price as he fled Europe to escape the Nazis is seeking its return from a Swiss foundation.Read More


Amerian Cities Meet in Israel on Fighting Terror

By JTA

Counterterrorism officials from five U.S. cities met with their counterparts in Israel.Read More


Power and Transit Still Scarce After Sandy

By Reuters

New Yorkers awoke to the rumble of subway trains for the first time in four days on Thursday in one sign of recovery from Sandy’s devastating blow. But elsewhere in the storm-struck U.S. Northeast, gasoline shortages persisted and emergency teams struggled to reach the worst hit areas and restore power to millions of people.Read More


After Sandy, A Desperate Hunt for Coffee

By Reuters

Flooded streets, power outages and subway shutdowns drove New York java junkies to great lengths this week to get a cup of coffee - good or otherwise - as the city struggles to recover from historic storm Sandy.Read More


Toulouse Victims Want Probe Into Rampage

By JTA

The families of the victims of Mohammed Merah have called for a parliamentary inquiry into failures that allowed him to murder four Jews and three soldiers in the Toulouse area.Read More


Settlers Battle Troops Over Illegal Expansion

By JTA

Israeli settlers rioted and battled security forces during the razing of a West Bank outpost.Read More


Netanyahu and Hollande To Tour Toulouse School

By JTA

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Francois Hollande will together visit the Jewish school in Toulouse where three children and a rabbi were murdered.Read More


Mugged During Sandy: 'Last Thing I Expected'

By Seth Berkman

Heartless thugs reportedly beat and robbed a Jewish man in Brooklyn on Monday night at the height of Hurricane Sandy’s onslaught.Read More





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  • "It pains and shocks me to say this, but here goes: My father was right all along. He always told me, as I spouted liberal talking points at the Shabbos table and challenged his hawkish views on Israel and the Palestinians to his unending chagrin, that I would one day change my tune." Have you had a similar experience?
  • "'What’s this, mommy?' she asked, while pulling at the purple sleeve to unwrap this mysterious little gift mom keeps hidden in the inside pocket of her bag. Oh boy, how do I answer?"
  • "I fear that we are witnessing the end of politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I see no possibility for resolution right now. I look into the future and see only a void." What do you think?
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  • "We will do what we must to protect our people. We have that right. We are not less deserving of life and quiet than anyone else. No more apologies."
  • "Woody Allen should have quit while he was ahead." Ezra Glinter's review of "Magic in the Moonlight": http://jd.fo/f4Q1Q
  • Jon Stewart responds to his critics: “Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this. But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”
  • "My bat mitzvah party took place in our living room. There were only a few Jewish kids there, and only one from my Sunday school class. She sat in the corner, wearing the right clothes, asking her mom when they could go." The latest in our Promised Lands series — what state should we visit next?
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  • According to Israeli professor Mordechai Kedar, “the only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped."
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