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Israel Cabinet Approves University in Settlement

By Haaretz

The Israeli government voted overwhelmingly in favor of recognizing the Ariel University Center of Samaria as an accredited university on Sunday.Read More


Five Jewish Teens Arrested for Jerusalem Attack

By JTA

Jerusalem Police arrested five Jewish teens in connection with an attack on an Arab resident of eastern Jerusalem, which left the victim with a broken leg.Read More


Abbas Vows To Seek Palestinian Statehood

By Haaretz

Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday that the Palestinian Authority has decided to seek United Nations recognition as a non-member state. This will happen, said the Palestinian president, despite United States pressure opposing the move.Read More


Berlin Circumcision Move Not Enough: AJC

By JTA

The American Jewish Committee condemned a decision earlier this week by the state of Berlin that places restrictions on circumcisions.Read More


Chabad Buys Manhattan Building for $42M

By JTA

Chabad has purchased a building in midtown Manhattan for $42 million.Read More


Anti-Semitic Graffiti Hits N.J. Town

By JTA

Police are investigating a graffiti attack in a predominately Jewish neighborhood in New Jersey as a hate crime.Read More


Maariv Newspaper To Be Sold

By Haaretz

Israel’s Maariv daily will be sold to Shlomo Ben-Zvi, owner of the daily Makor Rishon, for NIS 85 million, Maariv said on Friday.Read More


Help Needed To Build Montenegro Synagogue

By JTA

Two Jewish organizational leaders asked Montenegro’s president to help the Balkan country’s small Jewish community build a synagogue.Read More


Jews Want Perjorative Out of Spanish Dictionary

By JTA

The representative body of Spain’s Jewish community has renewed efforts to have a pejorative word connected to Jews scrapped from the country’s official dictionary.Read More


280 Graduate From Chabad Rabbi School

By JTA

Chabad’s Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, N.J., plans to ordain 280 new rabbis at an event the movement is billing as the largest ordination class in the modern era.Read More





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