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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


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


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

Twitter Must Hand Over Anti-Semitic French Users


A French appeals court has upheld a lower court’s ruling which ordered Twitter to divulge details of users who posted anti-Semitic content.Read More

Palestinians Object to Natan Sharansky's Compromise Plan for Western Wall


The Palestinian Authority objects to changing the configuration of the Temple Mount plaza in order to accommodate an egalitarian prayer area, a PA official said.Read More

Supreme Court Says Human Gene Cannot Be Patented in Myriad Case

By Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued a mixed ruling in a case concerning patents held by Myriad Genetics Inc over the closely watched issue of whether human genes can be patented.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Opens Shoah Exhibit at Auschwitz Holocaust Museum


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened a new permanent exhibit titled “Shoah” at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum.Read More

Israel Pushes Ahead With Settlement Expansion

By Reuters

Israel is pressing on with plans for more than 1,000 new homes in two West Bank settlements, officials said on Thursday, moves that could complicate U.S. efforts to persuade Palestinians, seeking a construction freeze, to return to peace talks.Read More

Gorgeous Miss Israel Wows 'Em in Big Apple

By Chemi Shalev (Haaretz)

Israeli beauty queen Yityish “Titi” Aynaw seemed completely at ease as she mingled with the assembled guests on Tuesday evening on the penthouse balcony with breathtaking views of south Manhattan.Read More

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