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Benjamin Netanyahu Faces Political Risks With Plan for Western Wall

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to consider liberalising access to Judaism’s Western Wall, officials said on Wednesday, citing concern that police-enforced Orthodox controls on women worshippers alienate Jews abroad.Read More


French Chief Rabbi Won't Quit Over Plagiarism

By Reuters

Gilles Bernheim, the chief rabbi of France, refused to quit on Tuesday despite admitting to several counts of plagiarism and deception about his academic credentials.Read More


Leonard Lauder Donates $1B Collection of Cubist Art to Metropolitan

By Reuters

Cosmetics heir and art collector Leonard A. Lauder donated his collection of 78 Cubist works valued at more than a $1 billion to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Arts, its director said on Tuesday.Read More


Stolen $1.3M Marc Chagall Painting at Home of Soccer Star Roberto Bottega

By JTA

A Marc Chagall painting stolen more than 10 years ago was discovered in the home of former Italian soccer star Roberto Bottega.Read More


Eleven Mezuzahs in Brooklyn Burned on Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Anne Cohen

Eleven mezuzahs and doorframes were set on fire in Brooklyn on Monday, in what New York police is treating as a hate crime.Read More


Women of the Wall's Anat Hoffman Supports Plan for Egalitarian Kotel

By Jane Eisner

The proposal to create an expanded section for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall has picked up a crucial supporter in Anat Hoffman. But she is wary of the interim period.Read More


U.S. Army Cut Presentation Linking Orthodox Jews, KKK and Al-Qaida

By JTA

A slide on extremist threats lumping haredi Orthodox Jews, among others, with groups like the Ku Klux Klan and al-Qaida was used once and removed, the U.S. Army said.Read More


Driver Who Killed Princeton Rabbi Was Taking Depression Medication

By Seth Berkman

The driver that killed esteemed Princeton rabbi Jim Diamond, had been taking depression medication and the police were called to his home a week before the accident, according to local reports.Read More


Ex-Owner of LA Kosher Market Is Being Sued for Kosher Meat Scandal

By JTA

Mike Engelman, who is suspected of selling non-kosher food from his Doheny Glatt Kosher Meat Market in Los Angeles, is being sued.Read More


Michael Savage Slams Controversial Circumcision Practice on the Radio

By Seth Berkman

On his nationally syndicated radio show on Monday, conservative host Michael Savage slammed metzitzah b’peh, the Orthodox Jewish circumcision ritual that has led to the transmission of herpes in infant males.Read More


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