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Moishe House Gets $6M Grant

By JTA

Moishe House, the international group focused on building communities for Jews in their 20s, will gain up to $6 million to expand its programming.Read More


Campers Abused by Kosher Food Truck Man

By Simi Lampert

New York State Police are investigating a possible case of sexual abuse at a camp for Orthodox Jewish boys in upstate Monticello, N.Y.Read More


Iran Dismisses Israeli Threats

By Haaretz

Iran’s defense minister is dismissing Israeli threats against his country as psychological warfare.Read More


Munich 11 Remembered in Budapest

By JTA

One minute of silence was observed in memory of the Munich 11 during the opening of an exhibit at the Hungarian Jewish Museum in Budapest.Read More


Amsterdam Names Bridge For Righteous Gentile

By JTA

The City of Amsterdam will name one of its last remaining nameless bridges for Pieter Meerburg, who saved 350 Jewish children during the Holocaust.Read More


Protecting the Home Front: Israel's New Minister

By JTA

Israeli lawmaker Avi Dichter resigned from the Kadima Party and the Knesset in order to join the government as minister of home front defense.Read More


Kiwi Sailor Dedicates Gold Medal ‘To Israel’

By JTA

Jo Aleh, the New Zealand Jewish Olympian who won gold in the sailing regatta, said part of her medal “belongs to Israel.”Read More


12 New Skyscrapers Set to Rise in Jerusalem

By Haaretz

The capital city’s skyline is going to change beyond recognition after the Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee on Monday approved a plan to build 12 skyscrapers at the city’s entrance.Read More


127 Immigrants in Israel To Join Army

By JTA

A charter aliyah flight carrying 127 young men and women who will be joining the Israel Defense Forces landed in Israel.Read More


Morsi Wants Peace Pact Changes on Sinai

By Haaretz

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is considering calls to amending the Camp David Accords in order to ensure his country’s “full sovereignty” over the Sinai Peninsula, his legal adviser, Mohammed Gadallah told Al-Masry Al-Youm in a report published on Tuesday.Read More





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