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Kosher Slaughter Under Attack Across Europe

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A prominent European rabbinical group has warned that kosher slaughter could come under further attack this year in European Union countries.Read More


Munich Widows Blast Olympic Chief at Memorial

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The International Olympic Commmittee (IOC) and its president Jacques Rogge were severely criticized last night at an event commemorating the Munich Eleven.Read More


Romania Appoints Holocaust-Denier to Post

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The appointment of a Romanian lawmaker who denied his countrymen’s complicity in the Holocaust “seriously concerns” Romanian Jews, a community leader said.Read More


Aussie Sprinter Comes Up Short in 400 Meters

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Australian sprinter Steven Solomon ran out of steam in the 400m Olympic final.Read More


Pittsburgh Rabbi Sues Over Funeral Regulation

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An Orthodox rabbi from Pittsburgh filed a federal lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Board of Funeral Directors for requiring the oversight of licensed funeral directors in Jewish burials.Read More


Cameron Remembers Munich Massacre Victims

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British Prime Minister David Cameron at a memorial event said the world should “stop and remember” the 11 Israelis killed 40 years ago at the Munich Olympics.Read More


Jews Call for Tolerance After Sikh Shooting

By Simi Lampert and JTA

Jewish organizations from across the country have released statements of support for victims of the mass shooting that killed six people at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee.Read More


German Jewish Sites Vie for Heritage List

By JTA

For the first time ever, four Jewish sites are among the historical venues throughout Germany competing for placement on a list that Germany will propose to UNESCO for recognition as World Heritage sites.Read More


Progressive Jews Meet in Buenos Aires

By JTA

The World Union for Progressive Judaism will gather in Buenos Aires for the fourth Conference of the Jewish Communities of Latin America.Read More


Sheldon to Mitt: Call for Pollard's Release

By Haaretz

Billionaire Sheldon Adelson has asked Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to demand the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard and take a string of other stands.Read More





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  • Undeterred by the conflict, 24 Jews participated in the first ever Jewish National Fund— JDate singles trip to Israel. Translation: Jews age 30 to 45 travelled to Israel to get it on in the sun, with a side of hummus.
  • "It pains and shocks me to say this, but here goes: My father was right all along. He always told me, as I spouted liberal talking points at the Shabbos table and challenged his hawkish views on Israel and the Palestinians to his unending chagrin, that I would one day change my tune." Have you had a similar experience?
  • "'What’s this, mommy?' she asked, while pulling at the purple sleeve to unwrap this mysterious little gift mom keeps hidden in the inside pocket of her bag. Oh boy, how do I answer?"
  • "I fear that we are witnessing the end of politics in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I see no possibility for resolution right now. I look into the future and see only a void." What do you think?
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  • "We will do what we must to protect our people. We have that right. We are not less deserving of life and quiet than anyone else. No more apologies."
  • "Woody Allen should have quit while he was ahead." Ezra Glinter's review of "Magic in the Moonlight": http://jd.fo/f4Q1Q
  • Jon Stewart responds to his critics: “Look, obviously there are many strong opinions on this. But just merely mentioning Israel or questioning in any way the effectiveness or humanity of Israel’s policies is not the same thing as being pro-Hamas.”
  • "My bat mitzvah party took place in our living room. There were only a few Jewish kids there, and only one from my Sunday school class. She sat in the corner, wearing the right clothes, asking her mom when they could go." The latest in our Promised Lands series — what state should we visit next?
  • Former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror: “A cease-fire will mean that anytime Hamas wants to fight it can. Occupation of Gaza will bring longer-term quiet, but the price will be very high.” What do you think?
  • Should couples sign a pre-pregnancy contract, outlining how caring for the infant will be equally divided between the two parties involved? Just think of it as a ketubah for expectant parents:
  • Many #Israelis can't make it to bomb shelters in time. One of them is Amos Oz.
  • According to Israeli professor Mordechai Kedar, “the only thing that can deter terrorists, like those who kidnapped the children and killed them, is the knowledge that their sister or their mother will be raped."
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  • Woody Allen on the situation in #Gaza: It's “a terrible, tragic thing. Innocent lives are lost left and right, and it’s a horrible situation that eventually has to right itself.”
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