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Rabbi Peter Rubinstein Resigns From Central Synagogue

By Paul Berger

The hunt is on for a rabbi to lead one of the Reform movement’s most prominent congregations.Read More


Newly Minted Pope Francis I Asks Crowd to 'Pray for Me'

By Reuters

White smoke rose from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel on Wednesday signaling cardinals had elected a new pope to succeed Benedict and take charge of the troubled Roman Catholic Church.Read More


Actor Ed Asner Rushed to Hospital

By Reuters

Veteran actor Ed Asner was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday night while performing in a one-man show in Gary, Indiana and was being treated for exhaustion, his publicist said on Wednesday.Read More


Film on Egyptian Jews Banned by Government

By Reuters

Egyptian authorities refuse to allow a screening of ‘The Jews of Egypt,’ a documentary about the changing place of the minority after Israel’s founding.Read More


Netanyahu Plays Haredi Card as Talks Stall

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened on Wednesday to open lightning-round negotiations with the ultra-Orthodox parties following the aggressive stance taken by Yesh Atid’s leader Yair Lapid.Read More


Jacques Torczyner, Zionist Leader, Dies at 98

By JTA

Jacques Torczyner, a leader in the Zionist movement in the United States and around the world, has died.Read More


Winnipeg Fights Back Against Anti-Semitic '$Hitler's List' Vandals

By JTA

Two prominent Jewish real-estate developers in central Canada are going to court to stop the distribution of anti-Semitic posters.Read More


New York Mets' Ban on Selling Kosher Hot Dogs at CitiField on Shabbat Is Upheld

By Renee Ghert-Zand

Long-suffering Amazin’s fans will have more than their team’s mediocre prospects for success to worry about this season. They’ll have to do without kosher hot dogs on Shabbat, too.Read More


Moscow Jews Get Emails, Free Matzo for Passover

By JTA

The Russian Jewish Congress has partnered with one of the country’s leading Internet companies to deliver free matzah to Muscovite Jews.Read More


Israel Kills Palestinian Protester on West Bank

By Reuters

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian on Tuesday during a confrontation with a stone-throwing crowd in a flashpoint district of the occupied West Bank, both sides said.Read More


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