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Eric Rosenthal Wins Charles Bronfman Prize


Eric Rosenthal, the founder of Disability Rights International, won the $100,000 Charles Bronfman Prize.Read More

German Bureaucrats Tried To Find Murdered Jews To Pay Back Taxes

By Reuters

Many low-level tax inspectors in Germany’s Nazi-era finance ministry were oblivious to the Holocaust and dutifully tried to contact murdered Jews whose wealth was being plundered by the ministry’s top officials, according to a new book.Read More

Western Wall Orthodox Rabbi Gets Threatening Letters Over Women's Prayer

By Reuters

Israeli police are investigating threats to hurt the rabbi in charge of Jerusalem’s Western Wall if he does not allow a Jewish women’s prayer group equal worship rights at the holy site, a police spokesman said on Monday.Read More

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dies at 89

By Reuters

Democratic U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, 89, the last surviving World War II veteran in the U.S. Congress, has died, a party aide said on Monday.Read More

Half-Naked Israeli Soldiers Share Racy Pics on Facebook

By Forward Staff

A group of female Israeli soldiers were disciplined by commanders after they posed half naked and posted the photos on Facebook.Read More

Anthony Weiner Gets Mixed Reaction From Jewish Voters at Israel Parade

By Forward Staff

Newly minted mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner led a parade of politicians marching down Fifth Ave. in New York’s annual Celebrate Israel parade.Read More

Most French Say Jews Closer to Israel: Poll


Half of all respondents to a survey on attitudes toward Jews in France said French Jews are closer to Israel than to their own republic.Read More

John Kerry Sets Deadline for Middle East Peace Progress

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

If U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry determines that Israelis and Palestinians are not serious about the peace process, he will abandon his efforts on the matter.Read More

35,000 March in Celebrate Israel Parade in New York

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

The traditional Salute to Israel Parade, now rebranded as Celebrate Israel, took place on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday− in sweltering heat, under heightened security and with the obvious preponderance of Orthodox Jews among marchers and onlookers.Read More

South African Jewish Doctor Cyril Karabus Tells of Ordeal in Dubai Jail


Cyril Karabus got a hero’s welcome in Cape Town after a nine-month saga in which he was jailed in the United Arab Emirates on charges of manslaughter and fraud.Read More

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