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Ronald Lauder Wins France's Highest Honor


France’s President François Hollande decorated World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder with the order of officer the Legion of Honor, the highest decoration in France.Read More

Belgian Carnival Float Lampoons Leaders as Nazis


A float satirizing local politicians dressed as Nazis holding canisters of Zyklon B gas is to take part in a carnival parade in the Belgian city of Aalst.Read More

Baltimore Jews Mount Anti-Iran Car Show Protest

By Anne Cohen

Baltimore Jewish groups are calling for a protest against car companies that they claim have operations in Iran.Read More

New York Yankee Mariano Rivera Named Man of Year by Rabbis


Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera will be named Man of the Year by the New York Board of Rabbis and will be given a guided tour of Israel.Read More

Penny Pritzker In Running for Commerce Job

By Reuters

Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker is under consideration for Commerce chief, sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.Read More

Obama Not Bringing New Peace Plan to Israel

By Reuters

President Obama’s visit to Israel will focus on Syria and Iran, and he will not initiate new peace moves, the White House said.Read More

Menachem Elon, Israeli Judge, Dies at 89


Rabbi Menachem Elon, a former Israeli Supreme Court justice and an Israel Prize winner, has died.Read More

Cat Replaces Iron in Monopoly Piece Shake-Up

By Reuters

Monopoly fans have voted to make a cat the newest token in the popular board game, replacing the not-so-hot iron, toymaker Hasbro Inc said on Wednesday.Read More

Mark Hetfield Named New Leader of HIAS


Mark Hetfield was named president and CEO of HIAS, the global migration agency of the American Jewish community.Read More

Orthodox Union, Leading Kosher Certifier, Picks Compromise Candidate as Leader


The Orthodox Union board reportedly has opted for a consensus candidate, Martin Nachimson, to avert a showdown over its presidency.Read More

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