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Anti-Semitic Elmo Returns to Times Square

By Seth Berkman

A New York man who wears an Elmo costume and spews anti-Semitic hatred was arrested again after he shouted epithets at passers-by in Times Square, the New York Times reported.Read More


Jewish Schools Win Slice of $18M Settlement

By Seth Berkman

Four Jewish schools in New York City will receive part of an $18 million settlement after the state Attorney General’s office found that a food contractor overcharged clients for seven years.Read More


Rabbis Vow To Spend $31.50 a Week for Food

By JTA

Rabbis and cantors across the United States have agreed to spend $31.50 on food and beverages for one week in support of those living on food stamps.Read More


Obama's Middle Name Impacts Israelis' Opinions

By JTA

President Obama’s middle name, Hussein, can influence the way he is perceived by Israelis, a new study found.Read More


Republican Jews Make $5M Swing State Push

By JTA

The Republican Jewish Coalition launched a $5 million television advertising campaign aimed at Jewish voters in swing states.Read More


Sephardic Rabbi: Reform Jews Are Biggest Threat

By JTA

Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi, Shlomo Amar, said in a Rosh Hashanah message that it is better for a Jew to pray by himself than with Reform Jews.Read More


Philanthropists Vow To Give Wealth to Charity

By JTA

Four Jewish philanthropists, including Charles Bronfman, are among the latest individuals to sign the Giving Pledge, committing to giving the majority of their wealth to charity.Read More


French Jews Condemn Anti-Islam Cartoon

By JTA

The president of the representative body of France’s Jewish communities has condemned the new publication of caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.Read More


Israel Prepares for S. Africa in Baseball Classic

By Haaretz

Israel makes its first-ever appearance at a World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament on Wednesday, when it will take on South Africa in Jupiter, Florida.Read More


French Cartoon of Jew and Muhammed Sparks Anger

By Reuters

Riot police called out to protect offices of a French satire magazine that published insulting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, along with a caricature of a Jew.Read More





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