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First Black Miss Israel Scores Dinner With Barack Obama


Yityish Aynaw, the first Miss Israel of Ethiopian descent, has been invited to meet President Obama at a dinner hosted by President Shimon Peres.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Clinches 68-Seat Israel Coalition Deal

By Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched deals for a coalition government on Thursday reflecting a shift to the centre in Israel and a domestic agenda that has shunted peacemaking with Palestinians to the sidelines.Read More

Pope Francis I Wins Praise From Jewish Leader

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World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder congratulated Cardinal Jorge María Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, on his election as Pope Francis I on Wednesday.Read More

Pope Francis I's Jewish Connection


Pope Francis I is said to have a good relationship with Argentinian Jews. He has attended Jewish High Holy day services showed solidarity after a 1994 terror bombing.Read More

Matisyahu Talks About Life Without the Yarmulke


Matisyahu dishes on his music, life, the changes in his religious outlook and physical appearance. From Brooklyn to Los Angeles, he is man transformed.Read More

The Pope Who Rides the Bus

By Reuters

The first Latin American pope, Argentina’s Jorge Bergoglio is a moderate known for his strong negotiating skills as well as a readiness to challenge powerful interests.Read More

Rabbi Peter Rubinstein Resigns From Central Synagogue

By Paul Berger

The hunt is on for a rabbi to lead one of the Reform movement’s most prominent congregations.Read More

Newly Minted Pope Francis I Asks Crowd to 'Pray for Me'

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White smoke rose from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel on Wednesday signaling cardinals had elected a new pope to succeed Benedict and take charge of the troubled Roman Catholic Church.Read More

Actor Ed Asner Rushed to Hospital

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Veteran actor Ed Asner was rushed to a hospital on Tuesday night while performing in a one-man show in Gary, Indiana and was being treated for exhaustion, his publicist said on Wednesday.Read More

Film on Egyptian Jews Banned by Government

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Egyptian authorities refuse to allow a screening of ‘The Jews of Egypt,’ a documentary about the changing place of the minority after Israel’s founding.Read More

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