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Chicago Doctor Drowns After Saving Boys

By JTA

A pediatric surgeon from Chicago drowned in Lake Michigan after saving two boys who fell out of their kayak.Read More


Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68

By Reuters

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who was perhaps best known for his collaborations with Barbra Streisand, has died at 68. He had the rare honor of winning Oscar, Tony and Grammy awards.Read More


Aly Raisman Wins Gold Medal

By Reuters

Gymnast Aly Raisman won a gold medal on the floor exercise at the Olympics after winning bronze on the balance beam.Read More


Glitch Causes Cheap El Al Flights to Israel

By JTA

Thousands of travelers bought bargain basement-priced tickets to Israel on El Al Airlines after a third-party mistake sent the price plummeting.Read More


Sami Rohr, Businessman and Philanthropist, Dies

By JTA

Sami Rohr, a major philanthropist whose giving created and sustained hundreds of Chabad Lubavitch houses around the world, died at the age of 86.Read More


Kosher Slaughter Under Attack Across Europe

By JTA

A prominent European rabbinical group has warned that kosher slaughter could come under further attack this year in European Union countries.Read More


Munich Widows Blast Olympic Chief at Memorial

By Haaretz

The International Olympic Commmittee (IOC) and its president Jacques Rogge were severely criticized last night at an event commemorating the Munich Eleven.Read More


Romania Appoints Holocaust-Denier to Post

By JTA

The appointment of a Romanian lawmaker who denied his countrymen’s complicity in the Holocaust “seriously concerns” Romanian Jews, a community leader said.Read More


Aussie Sprinter Comes Up Short in 400 Meters

By JTA

Australian sprinter Steven Solomon ran out of steam in the 400m Olympic final.Read More


Pittsburgh Rabbi Sues Over Funeral Regulation

By JTA

An Orthodox rabbi from Pittsburgh filed a federal lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Board of Funeral Directors for requiring the oversight of licensed funeral directors in Jewish burials.Read More


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