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Natan Sharansky Vows Women Won't Be Charged for Kaddish at Western Wall

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky met Thursday with Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, chairman of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, to express his shock at a letter sent by police warning that women would be arrested for reciting the Kaddish mourner’s prayer at the Western Wall.Read More

Brooklyn Dentist Gets 3 Years in Prison for Homeless Medicaid Scam

By Anne Cohen

A Brooklyn dentist was sentenced to one to 3 years in prison for using bogus homeless “patients” to defraud Medicaid.Read More

Masha Girshin Tapped To Lead The Blue Card

By Seth Berkman

[The Blue Card](], a non-profit that aids impoverished Holocaust survivors in need of financial and medical aid, has hired Masha Girshin as its new executive director.Read More

Stav Shaffir, Youngest Israeli Knesset Member, Has Net Worth of $20K

By Zvi Zrahiya (Haaretz)

MK Stav Shaffir, the Knesset’s youngest member and one of the leaders of the 2011 social-justice protests, has a net worth of approximately NIS 75,000 ($20,650).Read More

Los Angeles Market in Kosher Meat Scandal Gets New Ownership


Local businessman Shlomo Rechnitz has bought a scandal-plagued kosher supermarket in Los Angeles from its former owner, who is suspected of mislabeling its meat.Read More

Noah Pozner Left Behind 'Unimaginable Void,' Family Says in New Interview

By Forward Staff

Noah Pozner left behind an “unimaaginable void,” his mother says in a new interview about the Jewish boy killed in the Newtown shooting rampage.Read More

American Jewish Leaders Push Benjamin Netanyahu To Trade Land for Peace


More than one hundred U.S. Jewish leaders urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make clear “Israel’s readiness to make painful territorial sacrifices for the sake of peace.”Read More

Will Boxer Jack Johnson Win Pardon for Jim Crow Era Crime?

By Reuters

Civil rights activists in Texas are seeking a pardon from President Barack Obama for the late boxer Jack Johnson, an African-American convicted a century ago for the crime of taking a woman across state lines.Read More

Thousands Mourn 2 Palestinian Teens Killed by Israeli Troops on West Bank

By Reuters

Thousands of mourners turned out on Thursday for the funerals of three Palestinians, including two teenagers killed by Israeli army gunfire in some of the worst violence in the occupied West Bank in years.Read More

Palestinian Shot Dead by Israeli Troops as West Bank Boils

By Reuters

Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian youth in the West Bank, a Palestinian medic said, as confrontations went into a third day after the death of a prisoner held by Israel provoked street clashes and rocket fire.Read More

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