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4-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Left in Car

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A 4-year-old Israeli boy died after being left behind by his Talmud teacher in a ‘burning hot’ locked car for several hours on a 90-degree day.Read More


Tzohar Candidates May Run for Chief Rabbis

By Haaretz

Tzohar, the rabbinical organization that has recently launched a campaign to “strengthen the Chief Rabbinate” is considering running candidates in the upcoming elections for Ashkenazi and Sephardi chief rabbis.Read More


Mitt Romney's Support of Israel Touted in Video

By JTA

The Republican National Convention showed a video highlighting Mitt Romney’s commitment to Israel.Read More


John McCain Bashes Obama Policy on Israel

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Israel is under “existential threat” and is among the American allies suffering from the Obama administration’s leadership failures, Sen. John McCain suggested in his speech to the Republican convention.Read More


Funeral Home Plans Crematory Near Majdanek

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A Polish funeral company has announced plans to build a crematory near the Majdanek concentration camp.Read More


John Galliano Sues Dior for $18M Over Firing

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Designer John Galliano reportedly has filed an $18.7 million lawsuit against Christian Dior, the fashion house that fired him for anti-Semitic speech.Read More


Israel Readies New Anti-African Crackdown

By Haaretz

A new enforcement campaign targeting African migrants will be launched in six weeks, Interior Minister Eli Yishai announced Wednesday. Yishai’s announcement came after the campaign was granted approval by the Prime Minister’s Office.Read More


Leiby Kletzky Killer Gets 40 Years

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The murderer of 8-year-old Orthodox Brooklyn boy Leiby Kletzky has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison, the AP reported today.Read More


Women's Group Sues Orthodox Station for $26M

By JTA

The religious women’s organization Kolech filed a class-action lawsuit against an Israeli haredi Orthodox radio station for excluding women.Read More


Mixed Bag for Jews at U.S. Open

By Seth Berkman

Israeli doubles sensation Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram survived an early scare at the U.S. Open. Jesse Levine and Shahar Pe’er lost.Read More





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