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Egypt Blocks YouTube Over Notorious Anti-Islam Flick

By Reuters

An Egyptian court ordered the suspension of online video service YouTube for a month on Saturday for broadcasting a film insulting the Prophet Mohammad, state media reported.Read More

New England Shuls Close Amid Blizzard


Some synagogues have cancelled services ahead of a potentially historic blizzard.Read More

Nechemya Weberman's 103-Year Sentence Cut In Half

By Forward Staff

The 103-year prison sentence a judge slapped on convicted child molester Nechemya Weberman was reportedly slashed by more than half.Read More

Obama Says Farewell To Defense Chief As Successor Awaits Vote

By Reuters

President Barack Obama bade a fond farewell to retiring U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at a ceremony on Friday and voiced strong support for his nominated successor, Chuck Hagel, who was attacked by Republicans at a contentious Senate confirmation hearing last week.Read More

Anti-Arab Fans Torch Jerusalem Soccer Offices

By Forward Staff

The offices of the Israeli soccer team Beitar Jerusalem was set on fire on Friday as an act of protest against the team’s two new Muslim players from Chechnya. While one player is injured, the other is slated to play his first game with the team on Sunday against the Arab-Israeli town Sakhnin.Read More

Tatum O’Neal Says Ta Ta to Forverts Building

The old Forverts building on East Broadway sure has come a long way. Tatum O’Neal sold her pad in the building for a cool $1.72 million.Read More

Synagogues Shut as Jewish Community Readies for Nor'easter Blizzard Nemo


Some synagogues in New England have cancelled Shabbat services as a Nor’easter of potentially historic proportions rolls up the East Coast as the weekend starts.Read More

Iran and Argentina To Form Commission on 1994 Bombing


Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defended her decision to cooperate with Iran in investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center.Read More

Google Ordered To Name Defamers of Scrutinized London Rabbi


A British judge reportedly ordered Google to help identify people who may have defamed a London rabbi accused of inappropriate conduct toward women.Read More

Controversial BDS Panel Draws Crowds at Brooklyn College

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Amid political controversy, 300 people attended Brooklyn College’s BDS panel last night, with another 150 gathering outside in the cold to protest the event.Read More

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