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Carmen Weinstein, Leader of Egypt's Jews, Laid To Rest In Cairo

By Reuters

Egypt’s tiny Jewish community, a frail remnant of a once flourishing minority, held a rare public ceremony on Thursday in memory of its veteran leader, Carmen Weinstein, but the country’s Islamist leaders stayed away.Read More

Larry Ellison Tops $812B Forbes List of Jewish Billionaires


The 165 Jewish billionaires around the world have $812 billion in joint wealth, Forbes Israel reported.Read More

Lions Return to Sarajevo Zoo in Symbol of Recovery for Bosnian CIty

By Reuters

Some still recall the roar of caged lions punctuating the long nights during the siege of Sarajevo.Read More

Orthodox Rabbis Split on Anti-Gay Bullying Law in Canadian City of Winnepeg


An anti-bullying bill in Manitoba has Winnipeg’s two leading Orthodox rabbis split over how much schools should do to accommodate students who support gay rights.Read More

Hungary Leader Accepts Nation's Responsibility for Role in Holocaust


A Hungarian lawmaker called the Holocaust “part of Hungarian history,” during ceremonies marking the country’s Holocaust Remembrance Day.Read More

Elaborate Recreation of King Herod's Tomb Is Scrapped

By Nir Hasson (Haaretz)

A plan to restore the original structure that held King Herod’s tomb at Herodion in the West Bank has been scrapped after it came under fire from archaeologists, tour guides and other experts.Read More

Boston Bombing Suspect Identified From Video — No Arrest

By Reuters

There have been no arrests made yet in the bombings at the Boston Marathon that left three people dead and scores injured, U.S. government and law enforcement sources said on Wednesday.Read More

Texas Judge's Wife Admits 'Jewish County' Slayings

By Reuters

Kim Williams, the wife of a former Texas justice of the peace investigated in connection with the killings of two prosecutors, was arrested early on Wednesday in Kaufman County, Texas, jail records show.Read More

Wayne Firestone Picked To Run Genesis $1M Prize


Wayne Firestone, the former head of Hillel, was named president of the Genesis Prize Foundation.Read More

Egyptian Jews Elect Magda Haroun as New Leader


Egypt’s Jewish community has elected a new leader, Magda Haroun.Read More

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