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Gun Victims Will Attend State of Union Speech

By Reuters

President Barack Obama’s fellow Democrats in Congress are bringing victims of gun violence to his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, providing faces and voices to the carnage that he wants to curb with new firearms restrictions.Read More

New York Doctor Hit With Pill Peddling Charge

By Anne Cohen

A Manhattan psychiatrist was indicted Monday on 55 counts on charges that he sold prescriptions for oxycodone and other pain killers to drug dealers from his Rockland County and Midtown Manhattan offices.Read More

Chuck Hagel Confirmation Vote Set for Tuesday

By Reuters

Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, plans to seek a vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense during a meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the committee said on Monday.Read More

Judith Brachman Named to Federal Panel on Long-Term Care


Judith Brachman, a longtime member of the Jewish Federations of North America’s board, was appointed to a 15-member federal commission on long-term care.Read More

Israel Approves 90 More Jewish Settler Homes, Thumbing Nose at Barack Obama

By Reuters

Israel gave final approval on Monday for 90 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, driving another wedge into a rift with Washington ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama.Read More

Siberia Police Arrest Neo-Nazi Leader


Prosecutors in Siberia reportedly have indicted a Russian citizen of inciting to violence against Jews and quoting texts by Adolf Hitler.Read More

Dutch Nazi Transit Camp Town Says No to Holocaust Memorial Stones


Westerbork’s municipality reportedly has rejected a plan to place memorial cobblestones in front of the homes of Holocaust victims - an ongoing project taking place in municipalities across Europe for the past 20 yearsRead More

Israeli Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger Praises Pope Benedict for Outreach to Jews

By Reuters

Israeli chief rabbi Yona Metzger on Monday praised Pope Benedict’s inter-religious outreach and said relations between Israel and the Vatican had never been better.Read More

Sarah Silverman's Sister Among 10 Women Arrested in Western Wall Protest

By Reuters

Israeli police detained 10 women at one of Judaism’s most sacred sites on Monday for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tradition sees as solely for men, a spokesman said.Read More

Pope Benedict Shocks World by Resigning — Wins Praise From Jewish Leaders

By Reuters

Pope Benedict stunned the world by resigning, becoming the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to take such a step. What does it mean for relations with Jews?Read More

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