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Newtown Synagogue Starts Fund for Noah Pozner

By Forward Staff

As the family of Newtown massacre victim Noah Pozner prepared for the 6-year-old’s funeral, the family’s synagogue began collecting money for the Pozners.Read More

Schools in Towns Near Newtown in Lockdown

By Reuters

All schools in Ridgefield, Connecticut, are in lockdown because of a suspicious person, police said on Monday, according to the Hartford Courant. No further details were immediately available.Read More

Pope Benedict Hopes Statehood Will Spur Peace

By Reuters

Pope Benedict told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday the Vatican hoped the recent de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood at the United Nations would spur the international community to find a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.Read More

British Nix Hebrew From Foreign Language Options


The British government reportedly is planning to exclude Hebrew from a list of recognized foreign languages in the national education system.Read More

Jewish Boy's Funeral Is First After Newtown Rampage

By Reuters

A Jewish boy will be one of the first victims laid to rest after the shocking killing spree in Newtown, Conn.Read More

Obama Mourns With Families at Connecticut Vigil

By Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday consoled the Connecticut town shattered by the massacre of 20 young schoolchildren and said the United States was not doing enough to protect its children.Read More

Obama Consoles Victims as Rampage Details Emerge

By Reuters

Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza carried hundreds of rounds of ammunition when he killed 26 people and then himself at Sandy Hook Elementary School, police said on Sunday.Read More

Palestinians Push Boycott of Israeli Products

By Reuters

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad urged his compatriots in the occupied West Bank on Sunday to boycott all Israeli products, upping the ante in a standoff with the Jewish state.Read More

CIA Said Jonathan Pollard Cooperated: Report


CIA debriefers of Jonathan Pollard said the Israeli spy cooperated “in good faith” while in custody and that his handlers’ requests were limited to intelligence on the Pakistanis, Arab states and the Soviets.Read More

Newtown Rabbi: 'Hardest Days of Our Lives'

By Seth Berkman

Rabbi Shaul Praver of Congregation Adath Israel in Newtown, Conn., is working with other clergy to help the community heal after the rampage at Sandy Hook School.Read More

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