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New York Struggles To Get Back on Feet

By Reuters

Millions across the U.S. Northeast stricken by massive storm Sandy will attempt to resume their normal lives on Wednesday as companies, markets and airports reopen despite grim projections of power and mass transit outages around New York for several more days.Read More


Agency Funding Conference Calls for New Models

By JTA

Delegates to the Jewish People Policy Institute conference proposed a new model for Jewish communal fundraising and stressed the importance of cooperation between Israel and Diaspora Jewish communities.Read More


Twitter Proves Mettle in Sandy, Despite Hoaxes

By Reuters

As Hurricane Sandy pounded the U.S. Atlantic coast on Monday night, millions of residents turned to Twitter as a part-newswire, part-911 hotline that hummed through the night even as some websites failed and swathes of Manhattan fell dark.Read More


South Africa's Ruling Party Calls for Israel Boycott

By JTA

Leaders of South Africa’s ruling party declared their support for a boycott of Israel.Read More


Boy on Trial in Murder of Neo-Nazi Dad

By Reuters

A boy accused of murdering his neo-Nazi father when he was 10 years old went on trial in California on Tuesday, with prosecutors portraying the child as violent and troubled and a defense lawyer saying he acted to protect his family.Read More


Yair Lapid Calls for Return to Peace Talks

By Reuters

A TV personality-turned-politician whose centrist party could be a key player in Israel’s parliament after elections made a bid for right-wing voters on Tuesday with a call for Palestinians to accept some Israeli West Bank settlements.Read More


Jewish Pair Killed as Sandy Topples Tree

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Two Jewish 23-year-olds were killed in the midst of the hurricane on Monday night while walking their dog in Brooklyn.Read More


Sandy Strikes Heart of Jewish Community

By JTA

The greater New York area, home to the largest population of Jews in North America, took a harsh hit from Hurricane Sanday as severe winds and flooding hit.Read More


Irish TV Personality Calls Israel 'Cancer'

By JTA

A popular Irish broadcaster and columnist said he is not anti-Semitic, after calling Israel “the cancer in foreign affairs” during a broadcast.Read More


European Jews Worry About Ukraine Extremists

By JTA

The head of the European Jewish Association has called on the Ukrainian government to ensure the safety of the country’s Jews in the wake of the election to parliament of an anti-Semitic party.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?
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