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Desperate Search for Missing Philanthropist

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Guma Aguiar, a Florida businessman and philanthropist who has given millions to Jewish nonprofit organizations, is missing.Read More


Federations Hit Back Over Non-Orthodox Rabbis

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The Jewish Federations of North America slammed Israeli Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar’s criticism of the Israeli government’s decision to pay the salaries of some non-Orthodox rabbis.Read More


Italian Holocaust Museum Shut by Quakes

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The museum, memorial and grounds of the World War II internment and transit camp at Fossoli, in northern Italy, has been closed to visitors since suffering severe damage in twin earthquakes.Read More


Escalation Continues as Israeli Planes Strike Gaza

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The Israeli Air Force on Wednesday evening struck two targets in the northern Gaza Strip, in response to earlier rocket fire.Read More


U.S. Upgrades Israel on Human Trafficking List

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The United States elevated its human trafficking assessment of Israel to full compliance with minimum international standards.Read More


Harlem Hebrew Charter School Will Open in '13

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A Hebrew-language charter school approved for the Harlem neighborhood of New York is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.Read More


Replica of Ancient Egyptian Synagogue on Display

By Haaretz

A replica of an ancient Egyptian synagogue arrived in Tel Aviv’s Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People. The model of the magnificent Eliyahu Hanavi synagogue from Alexandria was added to the museum’s permanent collection on Monday, where it joined 20 other models of synagogues from around the world.Read More


Israeli Lawmaker Takes Aim at Lesbians

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Israeli lawmaker Anastassia Michaeli (Yisrael Beiteinu) continued her onslaught on homosexuals in an interview for the Israeli daily Maariv that will be published on Thursday.Read More


Senate Committee Wants More Israel Cooperation

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The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved legislation that would enhance security cooperation with Israel.Read More


Polish Vandals Desecrate Jewish Cemetery

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Vandals painted Nazi and racist symbols on the fence of a Jewish cemetery in southern Poland.Read More





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