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Even in Israel, Some Jews Reject Circumcision

By Reuters

Nearly all baby boys in Israel are circumcised. A small but growing minority of Jews are rejecting the practice, reflecting a global movement questioning its value.Read More


Europeans Plan Visa Ban on Extremist Settlers

By JTA

European diplomats have recommended imposing visa bans on violent Israeli settlers, as Denmark helped organize a workshop on labeling settlement goods in the European Union.Read More


Dutch Give Out Nazi Barbed Wire as Museum 'Souvenirs'

By JTA

A Dutch Holocaust museum announced it would hand out pieces of barbed wire from a Nazi concentration camp to visitors, to be kept as souvenirs.Read More


Egyptians Sentenced to Death for Anti-Islam Film

By Reuters

A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participating in an anti-Islam video that was released on the Internet in September and had prompted violent protests in many Muslim countries.Read More


Bolivians Accused of Trying to Extort Jacob Ostreicher

By Gal Beckerman

Six Bolivian government officials, allegedly involved with a scheme to rob and extort Jacob Ostreicher, an American Jewish businessman, were arrested on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.Read More


Salesman Indicted in Jewish Merchant Killings

By Reuters

A Brooklyn grand jury on Tuesday indicted a clothing salesman on murder charges in the shooting deaths this year of three shopkeepers of Middle Eastern descent, prosecutors said.Read More


'Ivan The Terrible's Death Not Caused by Meds

By JTA

Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk’s death was not hastened by medication administered at a nursing home in Bavaria, prosecutors said.Read More


Jewish 'Gay Cure' Group Hit by Lawsuit

By Reuters

Four gay men who underwent treatment designed to change their sexual orientation filed a lawsuit in New Jersey on Tuesday accusing their therapists of fraud, in what may be the first suit of its kind against conversion therapists.Read More


Modiano, Greek Jewish Journalist, Dies at 86

By JTA

Mario Modiano, a Jewish-Greek journalist who chronicled some of the most turbulent times of modern Greek history, died at the age of 86.Read More


Shul Donates Scroll to Sandy-Hit Congregation

By JTA

Members of a Kansas City synagogue have come to the aid of Jewish Hurricane Sandy victims in Long Island by donating a Torah scroll to a synagogue that lost four.Read More


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