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Reform Leader Rick Jacobs Backs Compromise Prayer Plan for Western Wall


The head of the Reform movement endorsed a plan for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.Read More

Pamela Geller's Talk at Toronto Shul Scrapped in 'Hate Speech' Flap


A speaking engagement by American anti-Islamic firebrand Pamela Geller was moved following police intervention.Read More

Israel Hits Syria With Powerful Airstrike Near Damascus

By Reuters

Israel carried out its second air strike in days on Syria early on Sunday, a Western intelligence source said, in an attack that shook Damascus with a series of powerful blasts and drove columns of fire into the night sky.Read More

NRA Chief Cites Boston Bombing in Push Against Gun Control

By Reuters

Heavy-handed gun laws and a culture disapproving of gun ownership put citizens in a vulnerable position during the door-to-door search for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev last month, NRA Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre said on Saturday.Read More

Hungarian Far Right 'Jewish List' Rails Against 'Zionist' Plot

By Reuters

Leaders of a far-right Hungarian party accused Israelis of plotting to buy up the country as several hundred nationalists protested on Saturday on the eve of a meeting of the World Jewish Congress in Budapest.Read More

Israel Pounds Hezbollah-Bound Weapons Convoy

By Reuters

Israel has carried out an air strike targeting a shipment of missiles in Syria bound for Hezbollah guerrillas in neighbouring Lebanon, an Israeli official said on Saturday.Read More

Syria's Assad Still Controls Chemical Weapons: Israel

By Reuters

A senior Israeli official said on Saturday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad retains control of Syria’s reputed chemical weapons and they are not sought by his Hezbollah guerrilla allies in neighbouring Lebanon.Read More

U.S. Officials Believe Israel Conducted Airstrike Into Syria

By Reuters

The United States believes Israel has conducted an airstrike into Syria, CNN reported on Friday, citing two unnamed U.S. officials.Read More

Ira Schwartz, CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Is Leaving Post

By Devra Ferst

Ira Schwartz, who has served as the head of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia for the past seven years, is leaving his post effective immediately the Jewish Exponent reported late on Friday afternoon.Read More

Brighton Beach Nursing Home Reopens Its Doors Six Months After Sandy

By Seth Berkman

Six months after Hurricane Sandy, one Brighton Beach nursing home is finally welcoming back the 180 residents who call it home.Read More

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