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'Ivan The Terrible's Death Not Caused by Meds

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Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk’s death was not hastened by medication administered at a nursing home in Bavaria, prosecutors said.Read More


Jewish 'Gay Cure' Group Hit by Lawsuit

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Four gay men who underwent treatment designed to change their sexual orientation filed a lawsuit in New Jersey on Tuesday accusing their therapists of fraud, in what may be the first suit of its kind against conversion therapists.Read More


Modiano, Greek Jewish Journalist, Dies at 86

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Mario Modiano, a Jewish-Greek journalist who chronicled some of the most turbulent times of modern Greek history, died at the age of 86.Read More


Shul Donates Scroll to Sandy-Hit Congregation

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Members of a Kansas City synagogue have come to the aid of Jewish Hurricane Sandy victims in Long Island by donating a Torah scroll to a synagogue that lost four.Read More


Marvin Miller, Baseball Labor Leader, Dies at 95

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Marvin Miller, the founding chief of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) who changed the landscape of sports by pioneering free agency for players, died on Tuesday at the age of 95, the union said.Read More


Is Barak a Canny Survivor or Reluctant Politician?

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Is Ehud Barak a calculating political survivor or a military man who, in his words, ‘never had any special desire’ for political life?Read More


Gaza Says 'Thank You' to Iran

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Gazans offered very public thanks to Iran on Tuesday for helping them in this month’s fight against Israel, when Iranian-made missiles were fired out of the Palestinian enclave towards Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.Read More


Chef Has Solution to 'Frankenfish' Woes

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The northern snakehead is known as “Frankenfish” and “rattlesnakes with fins,” and some chefs say one way to stop the predatory, fast-spreading fish is obvious - with a fork.Read More


France Will Back Palestinian Statehood Bid

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France said on Tuesday it would vote in favour of Palestinian non-member status at the United Nations.Read More


French Cemeteries Hit by New Anti-Semitic Attacks

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French police reportedly are investigating fresh acts of vandalism in two Jewish cemeteries and a municipal building.Read More





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