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Anthony Lewis, Retired New York Times Columnist, Dies at 85

By Reuters

Anthony Lewis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times, has reportedly died. He was 85.Read More

Kitniyot Supporters Press Fight for Controversial Legumes on Passover

By Yair Ettinger (Haaretz)

It’s time for the annual conundrum over kitniyot - legumes - a Passover legacy that has divided Ashkenazi Jews and those of Sephardic-North African origin for generations - and has been the source of vehement debates and no small share of humor.Read More

Mystery of Tycoon Boris Berezovsky's Death Deepens as British Plan Autopsy

By Reuters

British police removed the body of exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky from his mansion near London on Monday before conducting an autopsy that could shed some light on his sudden unexplained death.Read More

Israel Mulls Buffer Zone on Border With Syria

By Reuters

An Israeli general has raised the possibility of creating a buffer zone in Syria, in cooperation with local forces wary of jihadist fighters, should President Bashar al-Assad be toppled.Read More

Israel Resumes Tax Payments to Palestinians

By Reuters

Israel said on Monday it would restart regular monthly tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority, restoring vital funding days after U.S. President Barack Obama called for confidence-building steps toward peace.Read More

Jewish Groups Push for Immigration Reform on Passover Eve


An array of Jewish groups urged President Obama and Congress to ease the path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.Read More

Greek Jews Step Up Fight Against Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn — and Win Results


For Greek Jews marking the 70th anniversary of the destruction of this city’s historic Jewish community, the Greek prime minister’s words were long awaited. So was his presence – the first time a sitting Greek premier had set foot in a synagogue in 101 years.Read More

1936 Liverpool Synagogue Gets $100K Makeover


The city of Liverpool has announced plans to spend $100,000 on saving a 77-year-old synagogue.Read More

Ellis Island Stays Closed Indefinitely From Sandy

By Seth Berkman

After an extended closure due to Hurricane Sandy, fittingly, the Statue of Liberty will re-open on July 4. However, there remains no firm projection of when Ellis Island will be open to the public.Read More

Prisoner X Bungled Hezbollah Double Agent Spy Drama: Reports

By Reuters

A reputed Israeli spy known as Prisoner X who died in a jail in Israel in 2010 had been arrested after a bungled and unauthorised bid to recruit a double agent with links to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Australian newspapers reported on Monday.Read More

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