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Ravi Shankar Dies at 92

By Reuters

Sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar, who helped introduce the sitar to the Western world through his collaborations with The Beatles, died in Southern California on Tuesday, his family said. He was 92.Read More


Kevin Youkilis Joins the Yankees

By Elliot Olshansky

Though A-Rod’s kabbalah studies are a thing of the past, it seems as if the Yankees’ will still have a third baseman with a history of Jewish studies on Opening Day… and this one’s actually Jewish.Read More


Sandy-Hit Shul Menorah Heading to White House

By Seth Berkman

A Long Island synagogue damaged in Hurricane Sandy will send a 90-year-old menorah that survived the storm to the White House for the annual Hannukah party.Read More


Binghamton Students Spin 794 Dreidels at Once

By JTA

Jewish students at Binghamton University in upstate New York say they have documentation to prove that they broke the Guinness World Record for dreidel spinning.Read More


Were Ethiopian Women Forced Into Contraception?

By JTA

Israeli and Jewish aid officials are denying an Israeli TV report alleging that Ethiopian immigrant women have been coerced into taking contraceptive shots.Read More


Chabad Wants Inmates To Light Menorahs

By JTA

Chabad of Arizona asked the state Department of Corrections to allow inmates to light menorahs during Chanukah using real flames.Read More


Jacob Stein, Conference of Presidents Leader, Dies

By JTA

Jacob Stein, who served as chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations during the Yom Kippur War of 1973, has died.Read More


New Party Seeks Different Path for Israeli Arabs

By Reuters

One Israeli Arab election candidate aims to lead his community out of the margins of Israeli politics - saying their interests have been overshadowed for too long by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More


Probe Into 'Sadistic' Abuse at Israel Slaughterhouse

By JTA

Australian officials are investigating whether undercover footage of cattle being abused at Israel’s largest slaughterhouse are from Australia.Read More


Chief Haredi Rabbi Says No to National Service

By JTA

The senior rabbi of the Lithuanian haredi Orthodox, Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman, has announced that yeshiva students should not agree to enlist in National Service.Read More


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