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Guma Aguiar Left Tefillin on Ghost Yacht

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Guma Aguiar, a Florida businessman and philanthropist who went missing in June, left his tefillin on his abandoned boat.Read More


Berlin Schoolgirls Hit by Anti-Semitic Abuse

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Jewish school girls were verbally assaulted with anti-Semitic slurs in Berlin on Monday, in the second attack on Jews reported in the German capital in less than a week.Read More


Catholics Condemn 'Price Tag' Attack on Monastery

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The Catholic Church condemned the so-called “price-tag” attack against an Christians monastery on Tuesday, with high-ranking church offices denouncing the “teaching of contempt” against Christians prevalent in Israeli society.Read More


S. African University Says No to Israel Boycott

By JTA

Witwatersrand University in South Africa has distanced itself from a student association decision to boycott Israel.Read More


African Immigrants Trapped in No-Man's Land

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A group of African migrants have been trapped between the barrier fences on the Israeli-Egyptian border for the past five days.Read More


Indian Clothing Store Drops 'Hitler' Name

By JTA

The owners of a men’s clothing store in the Indian state of Gujarat said they would change the store’s name from Hitler.Read More


Christian Monastery Torched by Angry Settlers

By JTA

A Christian monastery was vandalized and set alight in what appears to be a price tag attack.Read More


Polish Pogrom Memorial Probe Fails To ID Culprits

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A yearlong investigation into anti-Semitic epithets painted on the memorial to the Jedwabne pogrom was closed.Read More


Settlers Evict Family From Room of Jerusalem Home

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A room and a courtyard of a Palestinian family home in eastern Jerusalem were turned over to Jewish residents.Read More


Rabbis Organize Against Metzitzah B'Peh Forms

By JTA

Haredi Orthodox rabbis in New York are accusing the city’s Department of Health of “spreading lies” in order to pass a law mandating that parents sign a consent waiver in order to use a controversial circumcision-related rite.Read More





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