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10-Year-Old Girl Converts — Without Permission

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A British judge has allowed a 10-year-old Jewish child to convert to Christianity against her mother’s wishes.Read More


Sale of Cleveland Browns Ends Jewish Ownership

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The sale of the Cleveland Browns ends 51 years of Jewish ownership of the National Football League team.Read More


Madonna Gig Clashes With Warsaw Uprising Date

By Haaretz

Religious groups, politicians and members of the public protested a performance by Madonna in Poland’s capital yesterday evening that clashed with the commemoration of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.Read More


Bibi Heckler Settles Suit Over Assault

By JTA

A peace activist and the man she accused of assault as she protested Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress reached a settlement on her lawsuit.Read More


French Swimmer's Tattoo Honors Shoah Survivor

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French Olympic swimmer Fabien Gilot said the Hebrew tattoo on his left arm is a tribute to his late grandmother’s husband, a Jewish survivor of Auschwitz.Read More


Israel Plans Camp to Hold 30,000 Africans

By Haaretz

The detention compound being built in the south for African migrants will accommodate up to 30,000 people, despite Defense Ministry statements that it would house 12,400, an Interior Ministry protocol shows.Read More


Hebrew U. Makes Best Academic Workplace List

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A survey of the best places to work in academia ranked Jerusalem’s Hebrew University as the second best place to work outside of the United States.Read More


Princeton Physicist To Give Prize to J Street

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A physicist said he would probably donate part of the $3 million he won in a surprise award to J Street, the liberal pro-Israel group.Read More


Leiby Kletzky Killer Set To Plead Guilty

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A Brooklyn man was expected to plead guilty next week to butchering an 8-year-old boy who got lost while walking home alone from an Orthodox Jewish day camp, a source close to the case said.Read More


Israel Tennis Duo Falls in Quarters

By Haaretz

A day after their stunning defeat of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, the Israeli tennis duo of Andy Ram and Yoni Erlich ran into the American juggernaut known as the Bryan twins at the Olympic Games on Thursday afternoon.Read More





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