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Argentine Rabbi Quits Assembly

By JTA

The first rabbi to be elected a congressman in Latin America announced his resignation from the Rabbinical Assembly.Read More


Jewish Dems and GOP Trade Barbs on Ryan

By JTA

Partisan Jewish groups focused on Paul Ryan’s leading role in the budget stand-off in assessing Mitt Romney’s pick as running mate.Read More


Israel: Iran Has Made New Nuke Progress

By Haaretz

As the dispute between Israel and the Obama administration over how to address the Iranian nuclear threat rages, a senior Jerusalem official has said Iran has made significant progress in assembling a nuclear warhead.Read More


'Son of Sam' Speaks Out on Gun Violence

By Simi Lampert

It’s coming from an unlikely source, but the message of David Berkowitz is undeniably positive: society needs to take the “glory out of guns.”Read More


Bibi Wants U.N. Chief To Scrap Iran Visit

By Haaretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday asked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to cancel his plans to participate in a conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, schedule to take place in Tehran in late August.Read More


Sacramento Mulls Sister Pact With Israel City

By JTA

Both supporters and protestors are expected to pack next week’s Sacramento city council as it decides whether to become sister cities with Ashkelon, Israel.Read More


Lawmakers Object to German Circumcision Ban

By JTA

A bipartisan group of 20 Congressmen sent a letter to the German government expressing “deep concern” over a recent German court decision to effectively ban circumcision on young boys.Read More


Aly Raisman Going to Israel

By JTA

Gold-winning American Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman has accepted an invitation from Israel Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein for her and her family to make their first visit to Israel.Read More


Sao Paolo Declares Jewish Holidays — Ramadan, Too

By JTA

The Brazilian city of Sao Paulo – which has more than 11 million people – declared Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Ramadan as official holidays.Read More


Kiwi Jew Jo Aleh Wins Gold in Sailing

By JTA

New Zealand Jewish sailor Jo Aleh and her partner Polly Powrie won the gold medal in the women’s 470 regatta.Read More


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