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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

No Quick Answers in 'Terror' Bombing at Boston Marathon

By Reuters

Two bombs packed with ball bearings tore through crowds near the finish of the Boston Marathon, killing three people and triggering a massive hunt for those behind an attack the White House said would be treated as “an act of terror”.Read More

Polish Jewish Museum Opens as Warsaw Ghetto Uprising 70th Anniversary Nears


Nearly two decades in the making, the more than $100 million institution officially opens to the public this week amid a month of high-profile, state-sponsored events marking the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.Read More

Venezuela Protests Flare as Henriques Capriles Disputes Vote Count

By Reuters

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the Venezuelan capital on Monday after opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles called for demonstrations to demand a recount of votes from Sunday’s election to replace the late Hugo Chavez.Read More

Brooklyn College BDS Forum Organizers Cleared of Barring Jews

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

A report commissioned by Brooklyn College has cleared organizers of the controversial forum on the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement held in February at Brooklyn College of charges that they discriminated against Jews in admitting people to the event.Read More

Jewish Groups 'Vigilant' After Boston Marathon Bombings


The head of the security network for U.S. Jewish organizations said the community is “standing vigilant” following bombings at the Boston Marathon.Read More

U. Penn Researchers: Orthodox Groups Distorted Our Report on Circumcision Rite

By Seth Berkman

The authors of a research report on metzitzah b’peh say their study is being distorted by defenders of the controversial ritual circumcision practice who claim that the procedure poses no risk of neonatal herpes to infants.Read More

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