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Germans Launch Pro-Circumcision Campaign

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Two Jews and a Muslim in Germany have started a pro-circumcision campaign to counter a Cologne district court ruling that bans the practice.Read More


White House 'Scratches Head' on Romney

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A White House spokesperson said that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comments suggesting Israelis are superior to Palestinians has caused some in the Obama administration to “scratch their heads.”Read More


Petition to Romney Urges Pollard Clemency

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Knesset leaders have sent a letter to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney urging him to grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard if elected president.Read More


Panetta: Iran Sanctions Starting To Bite

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On the eve of his visit to Israel, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that though tough international sanctions have not yet caused Iran to drop its nuclear ambitions, they would eventually persuade the regime to “do what’s right.”Read More


After Missteps, Romney Struggles To Stay on Message

By Reuters

Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign tried to keep the domestic political focus on the U.S. economy and jobs on Monday, although the effort was overshadowed by more controversy from a foreign trip after he made remarks that upset Palestinians.Read More


Israel Spends $270M on Settlements

By Haaretz

The government spent NIS 1.1 billion on West Bank settlements last year, and could save at least that much if it were to make its spending proportionate to the number of Israelis who live in the settlements, according to two different reports made public this week.Read More


Jonah Lehrer Quits Over Fake Dylan Quotes

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Jonah Lehrer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, resigned hours after Tablet Magazine published an article revealing that he had fabricated Bob Dylan quotes in a recent book.Read More


'Hidden' Polish Jews Hold Talmud Seminar

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More than 40 ‘hidden Jews’ are expected to participate in a seminar in Poland dedicated to the study of Talmud.Read More


N.H. Jews Raise Money for Cultural Center

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The Jewish community of Bethlehem, N.H., will soon begin fundraising for a local Jewish cultural center.Read More


Once Banned, Chagall Show Opens in Russia

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An exhibit on artist Marc Chagall, whose works were once banned in the former Soviet Union, opened in Russia.Read More





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