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Finland Has New Israeli-Born Chief Rabbi

By JTA

Finland’s new chief rabbi is Simon Livson, the 30 year-old Israeli born son of Finns.Read More


Russia Irate Over U.S. Judge's Order On Disputed Jewish Texts

By Reuters

Russia has criticised a U.S. judge’s ruling in a longstanding dispute over a collection of Jewish writings, warning of potential retaliation in an irate statement that reflected strained ties with the United States.Read More


Netanyahu Set To Win, But Losing Steam

By Reuters

Four days before Israel’s parliamentary election, opinion polls published on Friday showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still set to win, although his support had slipped to its lowest point in the campaign so far.Read More


Family Takes to Twitter To Find Bone Marrow Match

By Susan Armitage

London siblings Jonni and Caroline Berger have taken to social media with an odd but potentially lifesaving hashtag:“#Spit4Mum.”Read More


Prosecutor Defends Case Against Aaron Swartz

By Reuters

The prosecutor who pursued criminal charges against Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Internet activist and computer prodigy who killed himself last week, has defended her actions after facing several days of harsh criticism.Read More


'Dear Abby' Columnist Dies at 94

By Reuters

Pauline Friedman Phillips, the daughter of Jewish immigrants from Russia, has died at 94. She was known to the world as the ‘Dear Abby’ columnist who dished out advice to millions.Read More


Radical Catholic Bishop Fined for Holocaust Denial

By JTA

A radical British Catholic priest has been fined in Germany on charges of Holocaust denial, which is illegal in the country.Read More


Netanyahu May Move to Center After Vote

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks set to form a new governing coalition after next week’s election, polls show, with the only question being whether he wants to soften its hardline contours.Read More


Rand Paul Softens Stand on Israel Aid Cut

By JTA

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he does not favor immediate cuts to defense assistance to Israel and favors intelligence and development cooperation, but he believes that Israel would ultimately benefit from economic independence from the United States.Read More


N.Y. Jewish Growth Tightly Focused: Study

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

New York’s Jewish community remains highly concentrated, with four distinct areas that would each qualify as one of America’s 20 largest Jewish communities based on their population, a new study reveals.Read More


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