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Queens Temple Swamped by Sandy

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

West End Temple, a Reform synagogue in the Rockaways section of Queens, has been devastated by floodwaters from superstorm Sandy.Read More


18,000 Still Have No Power in Lakewood

By Seth Berkman

About 18,000 families in the Orthodox town of Lakewood, N.J. remained without power Wednesday after it took a nasty hit from superstorm Sandy.Read More


Norway Protects Shul After AK-47 Threats

By JTA

Norwegian police have increased security around Oslo’s main synagogue after an Islamist extremist threatened to “protect” the Jewish community with an “AK-47 assault rifle and a hunting permit.”Read More


Jimmy Carter Backs Church Letter on Israel

By JTA

Former President Jimmy Carter commended a letter from Christian leaders to Congress calling for an investigation of Israel for human rights violations that could lead to a suspension of military aid.Read More


2 Illegal Outposts Set Up in West Bank

By Reuters

Israeli settlers have set up two new unauthorised outposts in the occupied West Bank, the anti-settlement Peace Now group said on Wednesday.Read More


'Hitler' Sign Pulled From Indian Store

By JTA

Municipal authorities in the Indian state of Gujarat removed the sign for a men’s’ clothing store named Hitler.Read More


U.S. Election Likely Won't Shift Israel Policy

By Reuters

But any change in the White House would probably be a question of style over substance, analysts say, with a Republican administration expected to follow the path already laid out by President Barack Obama when it comes to Iran and the Palestinians.Read More


David Blatt Quits as Russian Hoops Coach

By JTA

American-Israel basketball coach David Blatt announced that he would end his tenure at the helm of Russia’s national basketball team.Read More


New York Struggles To Get Back on Feet

By Reuters

Millions across the U.S. Northeast stricken by massive storm Sandy will attempt to resume their normal lives on Wednesday as companies, markets and airports reopen despite grim projections of power and mass transit outages around New York for several more days.Read More


Agency Funding Conference Calls for New Models

By JTA

Delegates to the Jewish People Policy Institute conference proposed a new model for Jewish communal fundraising and stressed the importance of cooperation between Israel and Diaspora Jewish communities.Read More


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