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1936 Liverpool Synagogue Gets $100K Makeover

By JTA

The city of Liverpool has announced plans to spend $100,000 on saving a 77-year-old synagogue.Read More


Ellis Island Stays Closed Indefinitely From Sandy

By Seth Berkman

After an extended closure due to Hurricane Sandy, fittingly, the Statue of Liberty will re-open on July 4. However, there remains no firm projection of when Ellis Island will be open to the public.Read More


Prisoner X Bungled Hezbollah Double Agent Spy Drama: Reports

By Reuters

A reputed Israeli spy known as Prisoner X who died in a jail in Israel in 2010 had been arrested after a bungled and unauthorised bid to recruit a double agent with links to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Australian newspapers reported on Monday.Read More


Rubashkin Case Led Jewish Witness To Take Back Testimony in Rabbi's Murder

By Forward Staff

Menachem Lieberman says the biblical prohibition against bearing false witness — and the Sholom Rubashkin case — led him to take back the testimony that sent an innocent man to prison in the slaying of a Brooklyn rabbi.Read More


'Suspended for Singing' Teen Falls in Israel TV Talent Show Finale

By Forward Staff

The Orthodox teenage girl who was suspended from school for appearing on an Israeli TV talent show lost in the finale of the contest.Read More


Prisoner X Suspected of Handing Israeli Agents to Hezbollah: Report

By Haaretz

Alleged Mossad agent Ben Zygier, known as Prisoner X before committing suicide while jailed solitary confinement, handed Hezbollah sensitive information that led to the arrest of Lebanese agents in Israel’s service, according to previews of an expose to be released by Der Spiegel on Monday.Read More


Gaza Blockade Won't End With Turkey Apology and Ties, Israel Insists

By Reuters

Israel did not commit to ending its Gaza blockade as part of reconciliation with Turkey and could clamp down even harder on the Palestinian enclave if security is threatened, a senior Israeli official said on Sunday.Read More


Joe Weider, Iconic Jewish Bodybuilding and Magazine Guru, Dies at 93

By Reuters

Joe Weider, the self-made fitness and bodybuilding guru who built a magazine empire that included more than a dozen popular publications such as Muscle and Fitness, Shape and Men’s Fitness, died on Saturday at the age of 93.Read More


Fallen Jewish Oligarch Boris Berezovsky Found Dead, Amid Depression and Mystery

By Reuters

From car salesman to Kremlin king-maker to billionaire political exile, Boris Berezovsky seemed to play a role in nearly every crucial scene in the roller coaster drama of post-Soviet Russia.Read More


John Kerry Holds 'Useful' Talks With Israel and Palestinians as Obama Jets Home

By Reuters

Secretary of State John Kerry had “useful” separate talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday, a senior U.S. State Department official said.Read More


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