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More Orthodox Women Dance With Scroll for Simchat Torah

By Judy Maltz

Many Orthodox synagogues now allow or even encourage women to dance with scrolls on Simchat Torah. More than 100 Israelis shuls have joined in the trend.Read More

Crown Heights 'Heil Hitler' Deli Attack Denounced


Religious leaders and elected officials in New York City denounced two recent attacks in Brooklyn — against a deli and a JCC executive.Read More

Mark Zuckerberg Donates $25M to Ebola FIght

By Reuters

Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, would donate $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to fight Ebola.Read More

Lawmaker From Heavily Jewish North London Pays Price for 'No' Vote on Palestine Statehood


A British lawmaker from heavily Jewish northwest London sacrificed his post as parliamentary private secretary in order to vote against a motion recognizing Palestine as a state.Read More

British Lawmaker Defends 'Jewish Lobby' Remark in Palestine State Debate


A British Parliament member defended his reference to a “Jewish lobby” during a House of Commons debate on a symbolic motion to recognize Palestine statehood.Read More

U.N.'s Ban Ki-Moon Calls Gaza Destruction 'Beyond Description'

By Reuters

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in Gaza as Israel allowed large amounts of construction material to enter the area.Read More

France Says Will Recognize State of Palestine If Talks Fail

By Reuters

France’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that Paris should recognize a Palestinian state only if doing so would help achieve peace, not as a symbolic gesture.Read More

Yale Dormitory Hit by Swastika Graffiti

By Rachel Delia Benaim

Three swastikas were scrawled on a Yale University dormitory, the Yale Daily News reported.Read More

Palestinians Clash With Troops on Temple Mount

By Reuters

Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters and shut down access to Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday in a deepening dispute over access to the area, the third holiest shrine in Islam which is also revered by Jews.Read More

Tunisian Jews May Vote for Islamist Party


More than 80 percent of Tunisian Jews who are eligible to vote have registered to do so and some may choose an Islamist party, a well-known member of the community said.Read More

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