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Yeshiva Student Stops Race To Help Collapsed Runner

By Simi Lampert

In the middle of a high school cross country meet in Memphis, Tenn., one boy collapsed. A Jewish student from a rival school was the only runner to stop his race to help.Read More


Abbas Tells U.N. To Give Palestinians Statehood

By Reuters

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he would seek an upgrade to the Palestinians’ U.N. status to recognize it as a sovereign country and cautioned that Israeli settlement expansion meant time was running out for a two-state solution.Read More


Peres Offers Jewish History Lesson to Iran

By Reuters

Israeli President Shimon Peres offered his Iranian counterpart, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, a history lesson on Thursday, saying his lack of knowledge about the region was an embarrassment.Read More


Australian Jews Want Facebook To Block Page

By JTA

A Jewish leader in Australia blasted Facebook for continuing to allow access to a page that “constitutes hate speech against Jews.”Read More


TSA Approves Plants for Sukkot Travel

By JTA

Plants used for Sukkot can be carried on an airplane, the Transportation Security Administration said.Read More


Germany Plans Law Allowing Circumcision

By JTA

Germany’s Justice Ministry proposed to amend a law on the circumcison of male children to safeguard the rights of Jews and Muslims to perform the ritual.Read More


TSA Approves Some Plants for Sukkot Travel

By JTA

Plants used for Sukkot can be carried on an airplane, the Transportation Security Administration said.Read More


Yehuda Elkana, Israeli Scholar, Dies at 78

By JTA

Distinguished Israeli scholar Yehuda Elkana, who headed the Central European University, died at the age of 78.Read More


Film Recounts Story of Doomed Refugee Ship

By JTA

The U.S. State Department presented a program of speeches and a play highlighting the history of the MS St. Louis for about 200 people, including more than 30 survivors.Read More


Spanish Magazine Prints Anti-Islam Cartoon

By Reuters

Spanish political satire magazine El Jueves has published a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad on its cover, soon after violent protests rocked the Muslim world over a U.S. film and French caricatures deemed insulting to Islam.Read More


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