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German Joins Fight for Munich Remembrance

By JTA

Germany’s foreign minister has joined the effort to urge the International Olympic Committee to hold a minute of silence at the London Olympics to commemorate the 40 years since Israeli athletes and coaches were murdered in Munich.Read More


Polish Police Probe 'I Miss You, Jew' Scrawl

By Haaretz

Polish authorities are investigating a slogan reading “I Miss You, Jew” that was painted on a gallery near Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts earlier this week, with investigators unsure as of yet whether the new graffiti was meant as an anti-Semitic attack.Read More


Bibi Wants Flexibility on Haredi Draft Law

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded on Wednesday that Shas ministers soften their positions regarding legislation to draft ultra-Orthodox men into military or civilian service, or that they suggest alternatives to the proposals being formulated by a government panel.Read More


Shomrim Member Gets Probation in Beating

By JTA

Eliyahu Werdesheim, a member of a volunteer Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch group, will serve three years probation for assaulting a black teenager in Baltimore.Read More


Reform Chief Rabbinate, AJC Urges Israel

By JTA

The American Jewish Committee called on the Israeli government to reform the institution of the Chief Rabbinate.Read More


Chicago Chabad House Goes on Auction Block

By JTA

The Lubavitch Chabad House in Chicago is going on the auction block.Read More


Dad in Jewish 'Pimp' Case Slams Prosecutor

By JTA

Prosecutors dropped all charges against a group of men who were accused of sexually abusing a young Brooklyn haredi Orthodox woman for eight years.Read More


Iran Official Blames Drug Trade on Jews, Talmud

By JTA

An Iranian vice president blamed “Zionists” for the global drug trade and said the Talmud encourages promoting addiction in non-Jewish communities.Read More


Hungary Police Quiz Whistle-Blowing Rabbi

By JTA

A whistle-blowing Budapest rabbi was questioned by police for what has been described as misuse of sensitive private information stemming from a personal conflict within the Jewish community.Read More


German Jews Angry at Anti-Circumcision Law

By JTA

Germany’s top Jewish leader has reacted sharply to a court ruling in the District Court of Cologne, which would make ritual circumcision for boys a criminal act.Read More





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