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Jews Warn Against Rush to Judgment on Boston Marathon Terror Bombings

By JTA

Jewish groups and officials who track terrorism warned against jumping to conclusions about who might be behind the bombings at the Boston Marathon, a caution that derives from years of wrongful speculation that on occasion has ruined innocent lives.Read More


Anthony Weiner Faces Skeptical New York Voters

By Reuters

Democrat Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress in disgrace two years ago, is weighing a bid for New York mayor, but a poll released on Tuesday suggests his political comeback would be an uphill battle.Read More


Egalitarian Kotel Prayer Plan Just Start of Religious Pluralism Debate in Israel

By JTA

The plan to allow non-Orthodox prayer at the Western Wall may be historic. But bigger Israeli fights are looming on marriage, conversion, and public transport on shabbat.Read More


Rockets Strike Israel Resort Town of Eilat

By Reuters

Two rockets fired from Egypt’s Sinai peninsula struck Israel’s Red Sea resort of Eilat on Wednesday, causing no casualties or damage, the Israeli military said.Read More


Jewish Art Maven Ran Big Bucks Gambling Den With Russian Mob

By Reuters

Federal authorities have charged a prominent New York art dealer and one of Russia’s top reputed mobsters with operating high-stakes gambling rings in New York and Los Angeles that catered to billionaires, bank executives, movie stars and professional athletes.Read More


Oscars Producers Will Return in 2014 Despite Seth MacFarlane Debacle

By Reuters

Oscar organizers are bringing back Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to produced the Academy Awards telecast for a second year, despite a mauling by media critics for their first effort in February.Read More


Staten Island Jewish Cemetery Boss Admits $1M Looting Scheme

By Forward Staff

A top official at a Staten Island Jewish cemetery admitted looting the institution of $1 million, diverting fees for headstones and plots to personal expenses like jewelry, theater tickets and even Costco bills.Read More


Supremes Raise Baseball and Chocolate Chips in 'Jewish' Cancer Gene Case

By Reuters

The Supreme Court justices on Monday signaled reluctance to issue too broad a ruling about patents on human genes, and some indicated they might seek a compromise distinguishing between types of genetic material.Read More


Venezuela Rivals Rally Amid Election Dispute

By Reuters

Both sides in Venezuela’s political stand-off will hold rival demonstrations on Tuesday after authorities rejected opposition demands for a presidential election recount and protesters clashed with police in Caracas.Read More


Rabbi Michael Broyde Tight-Lipped About 'Sockpuppet' Scandal

By Menachem Wecker

Rabbi Michael Broyde spoke as scheduled at a Chicago conference. He refused to say much about the fake name scandal that threatens his career.Read More


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