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Israeli Survivor of Nepal Blizzard Recounts Ordeal

By Reuters

Trekkers battling a Himalayan blizzard were left helpless after porters fainted from the cold, a survivor of one of Nepal’s worst mountain disasters said on Friday.Read More


Israel Holds Ebola Identification Training Exercise at Ben Gurion Airport

By JTA

Israel is holding an Ebola identification training exercise at Ben Gurion Airport.Read More


Hamas Leader Accuses Israel of Coveting Temple Mount

The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam and Judaism and focus of a Palestinian uprising in 2000.Read More


13-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Shot Dead by Israel

By Reuters

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian boy in a village in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, local medics and residents told Reuters.Read More


Joan Rivers Died of Complications From Surgery, Autopsy Reveals

By Reuters

Comedian Joan Rivers, who passed away last month at the age of 81, died of a complication during a medical procedure that caused oxygen deprivation to the brain, the New York Chief Medical Examiner’s Office said on Thursday.Read More


Rabbi Avi Weiss, Progressive Voice in Orthodoxy, Steps Down From Pulpit

By Forward Staff

Rabbi Avi Weiss, a progressive voice within Orthodoxy who has spearheaded the push to involve women in the faith, announced he is stepping down from the pulpit.Read More


75% of New York Airbnb Listings Are Illegal, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Says

By Reuters

Nearly three-quarters of the New York City listings of private homes for rent on Airbnb, a popular online marketplace, violate state zoning and sublet laws, the state’s attorney general said on Thursday.Read More


Florida Democrats Pin Midterm Hopes on Charlie Crist — and Ground Game

By Letitia Stein

Florida Democrats are counting on Charlie Crist and a ground campaign that seeks to replicate the voter outreach that twice carried President Barack Obama to victory.Read More


Rabbi Barry Freundel Pleads Not Guilty To Taping 6 Women in Mikveh

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Rabbi Barry Freundel had recorded secret videos of at six women women showering at the mikvah in his synagogue, according to allegations filed at his arraignment on Wednesday afternoon.Read More


Will Rabbi Barry Freundel’s Conversions Be Deemed Invalid?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The validity of religious conversions performed by the rabbi charged with videotaping women in his mikveh may be challenged, an email from the rabbi’s synagogue suggests.Read More


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