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Joe Biden Hits Back at Romney on Israel

By JTA

Vice President Joe Biden and Mitt Romney continued their respective campaigns’ sparring over Israel.Read More


European Rabbis Will Fight Circumcision Bans

By JTA

The Conference of European Rabbis will lobby against recent circumcision bans by advocating legislation supporting the practice.Read More


Widows of Munich Victims Plan Moment of Silence

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Widows of Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics are asking the crowd at the opening ceremonies of the London Games to stand for a minute of silence, regardless of whether the International Olympic Committee recognizes it.Read More


Romney Raises $1.5M From Jewish Donors

By JTA

Mitt Romney raised $1.5 million at a dinner for Jewish supporters in Los Angeles.Read More


Rare 19th Century Map of Jerusalem Unearthed

By Haaretz

A map of Jerusalem that was drafted some 190 years ago by a German tourist was recently unearthed by two researchers – one Israeli, the other German – in an archive in Berlin. The map, sketched by hand in 1823, was discovered in the course of a study conducted in tandem by Israeli researchers and scholars at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, in Leipzig, Germany.Read More


Obama Names 7 to Holocaust Council

By JTA

President Obama named or renamed seven members of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, all donors to Democrats and including representatives from the entertainment, social media and human rights sectors, as well as a past AIPAC president.Read More


Expert: Study Overhyped N.Y. Orthodox Population

By JTA

A leading Jewish demographer is disputing the findings of a recent widely cited survey on New York Jewry.Read More


Jewish Museum Exhibits Rare Medieval Manuscripts

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The Jewish Museum in New York is opening an exhibit featuring medieval religious manuscripts, many on display for the first time.Read More


Slovak Jews Want Captured Nazi Deported for Trial

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Slovakian Jewish leaders have called on Hungary to extradite an alleged Holocaust war criminal.Read More


Amid Syria Chaos, Israelis Seek Gas Masks

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Israeli gas mask kit distribution centers are facing increased demand in response to fighting in Syria.Read More





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  • "Israel should not let captives languish or corpses rot. It should do everything in its power to recover people and bodies. Jewish law places a premium on pidyon shvuyim, “the redemption of captives,” and proper burial. But not when the price will lead to more death and more kidnappings." Do you agree?
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  • Israeli soldiers want you to buy them socks. And snacks. And backpacks. And underwear. And pizza. So claim dozens of fundraising campaigns launched by American Jewish and Israeli charities since the start of the current wave of crisis and conflict in Israel and Gaza.
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  • More than 50 former Israeli soldiers have refused to serve in the current ground operation in #Gaza.
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