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Iran Moderate Set To Win Election

By Reuters

Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani took a solid lead over conservative rivals on Saturday in preliminary vote counting in Iran’s presidential election in what could be the makings of a surprise victory over favoured hardliners.Read More


Evelyn Kozak, World's Oldest Jew, Dies at 113

By Forward Staff

A woman who claimed the title of the world’s oldest Jewish person died in New York at age 113, the Associated Press reported.Read More


Myriad Genetics Stock Plunges After Supreme Court Loss

By Forward Staff

The stock of Myriad Genetics plunged after the Supreme Court rejected its effort to patent a human gene mutation that is linked to cancer and is common among Ashkenazi Jews.Read More


Is Chabad Document Trove Feud With Russia Over?

By Reuters

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that a years-long spat with the United States over thousands of Jewish religious writings should end now that some are on display in Moscow’s new Jewish museum.Read More


Chabad Document Trove Dispute Settled, Putin Says

By JTA

The transfer of a number of Jewish texts claimed by the Chabad-Lubavitch movement to Moscow’s newly opened Jewish museum should put to rest a dispute with the movement and the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.Read More


Nazi Killer Found After Hiding in Plain Sight

By JTA

A man suspected of being a Ukrainian Nazi with links to murders during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and other massacres has been living in Minnesota for over 50 years, according to evidence recently uncovered.Read More


Hasidic Women Sweat Over Lack of Female Lifeguard

By Frimet Goldberger

Ultra-Orthodox women in Brooklyn, want to experience the joys of summer like anyone else. But that may not be possible this year, due to a lack of female lifeguards.Read More


Jewish Senators Clash on NSA Snooping Scandal

By JTA

Dianne Feinstein and Ron Wyden have a lot in common. Both are longtime U.S. senators, Democrats, Jewish and fiercely independent West coasters.Read More


Israeli Parents Object to Trip to 'Apartheid' Fun Park

By Yarden Skop (Haaretz)

Parents of teenagers from the Bnei Akiva youth movement are up in arms over the movement’s plan to hold an annual event at the Superland amusement park in Rishon Letzion, citing the park’s policy of segregation.Read More


Meir Soloveichik Takes Helm at Shearith Israel

By JTA

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, the scion of a revered rabbinic family, is the new spiritual leader of the country’s oldest Sephardic synagogue, Congregation Shearith Israel.Read More


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