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Aly Raisman, Jewish Olympics Queen, Confirmed for 'Dancing With the Stars'


Aly Raisman, the Jewish gymnast who won three medals at last summer’s London Olympics, is joining the celebrity cast of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”Read More

Oscars' Seth MacFarlane Says 'No Way' He'd Host Again After Jewish Jokes Fiasco

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Comedian Seth MacFarlane said on Tuesday that he would not host the star-studded Academy Awards ceremony again, after TV critics panned Sunday’s show.Read More

Chuck Hagel Set for Approval as GOP Falls Short by 71-27 Vote

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The U.S. Senate cleared the way on Tuesday for the likely confirmation of Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense.Read More

Orthodox Jew With No ID Must Pay $90 Fine


An Orthodox Jewish man who for religious reasons failed to produce identifying documents to Dutch police will have to pay a $90 fine, a Dutch appeals court ruled.Read More

Jack Lew Wins 19-5 Senate Committee Vote for Treasury Post

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The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday backed President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Treasury, Jack Lew, overlooking the perks he got from previous employers and clearing the way for a full-Senate confirmation vote.Read More

First Gaza Rocket in Months Hits Israel

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A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in Israel on Tuesday, the first such attack since a November truce, and a militant group said it launched the strike to retaliate for the death of a Palestinian in an Israeli jail.Read More

Sheldon Adelson Sues Reporter for 'Foul-Mouthed' Line


Sheldon Adelson sued a Wall Street Journal reporter for libel for calling him “foul-mouthed.”Read More

Obama Plans To 'Listen' During Visit to Israel and Palestinian Territories

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President Barack Obama will not bring a peace plan to Israel and the Palestinian Territories next month, but rather intends to listen, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday.Read More

Dov Hikind Apologizes for Blackface Purim Costume

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A state assemblyman apologized on Monday for donning blackface and wearing an Afro wig at a party celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim, a costume that drew criticism from fellow lawmakers and the Anti-Defamation League bias monitoring group.Read More

Sarah Silverman's Niece Escapes Arrest at Women of the Wall Purim Protest


A women’s Megillah reading at the Western Wall took place on Shushan Purim without incident or arrests.Read More

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