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Jewish Groups Back Gay Marriage at Top Court


With public acceptance of same-sex marriage growing, liberal Jewish groups are hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down the Defense of Marriage Act that they have long opposed.Read More

Israel To Keep Palestinian Cash Till March

By Reuters

Israel will withhold tax revenues from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s administration until March at least in response to his statehood campaign at the United Nations, Israel’s foreign minister said.Read More

Hasidic Sex Abuse Victims Advocate Hit With Bleach


A Hasidic rabbi who advocates for victims of sexual abuse in the ultra-Orthodox community was injured when a chemical was thrown in his face.Read More

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


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?


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


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


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

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