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Auschwitz Center Hopes to Restore Home of Last Jew in Oswiecim

By JTA

The Auschwitz Jewish Center launched a fundraising campaign to rescue the house of Oswiecim’s last Jewish resident.Read More


N.Y. Times Reporter Who Wrote of Jewish Klansman Daniel Burros Dies at 85

By JTA

John McCandlish Phillips Jr., a longtime New York Times reporter who wrote about a Jewish man who became a senior Ku Klux Klan official, has died.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Faces Political Risks With Plan for Western Wall

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to consider liberalising access to Judaism’s Western Wall, officials said on Wednesday, citing concern that police-enforced Orthodox controls on women worshippers alienate Jews abroad.Read More


French Chief Rabbi Won't Quit Over Plagiarism

By Reuters

Gilles Bernheim, the chief rabbi of France, refused to quit on Tuesday despite admitting to several counts of plagiarism and deception about his academic credentials.Read More


Leonard Lauder Donates $1B Collection of Cubist Art to Metropolitan

By Reuters

Cosmetics heir and art collector Leonard A. Lauder donated his collection of 78 Cubist works valued at more than a $1 billion to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Arts, its director said on Tuesday.Read More


Stolen $1.3M Marc Chagall Painting at Home of Soccer Star Roberto Bottega

By JTA

A Marc Chagall painting stolen more than 10 years ago was discovered in the home of former Italian soccer star Roberto Bottega.Read More


Eleven Mezuzahs in Brooklyn Burned on Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Anne Cohen

Eleven mezuzahs and doorframes were set on fire in Brooklyn on Monday, in what New York police is treating as a hate crime.Read More


Women of the Wall's Anat Hoffman Supports Plan for Egalitarian Kotel

By Jane Eisner

The proposal to create an expanded section for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall has picked up a crucial supporter in Anat Hoffman. But she is wary of the interim period.Read More


U.S. Army Cut Presentation Linking Orthodox Jews, KKK and Al-Qaida

By JTA

A slide on extremist threats lumping haredi Orthodox Jews, among others, with groups like the Ku Klux Klan and al-Qaida was used once and removed, the U.S. Army said.Read More


Driver Who Killed Princeton Rabbi Was Taking Depression Medication

By Seth Berkman

The driver that killed esteemed Princeton rabbi Jim Diamond, had been taking depression medication and the police were called to his home a week before the accident, according to local reports.Read More


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