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No Quick Answers in 'Terror' Bombing at Boston Marathon

By Reuters

Two bombs packed with ball bearings tore through crowds near the finish of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and triggering a massive hunt for those behind an attack the White House said would be treated as “an act of terror”.Read More

Polish Jewish Museum Opens as Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 70th Anniversary Nears


Nearly two decades in the making, the more than $100 million institution officially opens to the public this week amid a month of high-profile, state-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.Read More

Venezuela Protests Flare as Henriques Capriles Disputes Vote Count

By Reuters

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the Venezuelan capital on Monday after opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles called for demonstrations to demand a recount of votes from Sunday’s election to replace the late Hugo Chavez.Read More

Brooklyn College BDS Forum Organizers Cleared of Barring Jews

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

A report commissioned by Brooklyn College has cleared organizers of the controversial forum on the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement held in February at Brooklyn College of charges that they discriminated against Jews in admitting people to the event.Read More

Jewish Groups 'Vigilant' After Boston Marathon Bombings


The head of the security network for U.S. Jewish organizations said the community is “standing vigilant” following bombings at the Boston Marathon.Read More

U. Penn Researchers: Orthodox Groups Distorted Our Report on Circumcision Rite

By Seth Berkman

The authors of a research report on metzitzah b’peh say their study is being distorted by defenders of the controversial ritual circumcision practice who claim that the procedure poses no risk of neonatal herpes to infants.Read More

8-Year-Old Among Three Killed as Explosions Strike Boston Marathon

By Reuters

Explosions struck near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, police and witnesses said.Read More

Supreme Court Skeptical of Patents for Human DNA in 'Jewish' Gene Case

By Reuters

Supreme Court justices on Monday raised tough questions about patents on human genes held by Myriad Genetics Inc.Read More

Rabbi Michael Broyde Booted From Religious Court Over Fake Name Scandal


Rabbi Michael Broyde, a prominent Orthodox rabbi who admitted to creating a fake alternate identity, was relieved of his duties with the Beth Din of America.Read More

Salam Fayyad's Resignation Delayed Amid Peace Worries

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is likely to keep Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in office for the next few weeks while the United States tries to revive Middle East peace talks, officials said on Monday.Read More

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