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Cleveland Browns Sign Jewish Lineman

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Offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz, a second-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, signed a four-year, $5.17 million contract with the team.Read More


Darrell Friedman Named Interim JDC Head

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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee named Darrell Friedman as interim CEO following the abrupt resignation of longtime CEO Steven Schwager.Read More


Long Island Dad Sues Over Anti-Semitic Taunts

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A suburban New York father is suing his school district over the anti-Semitic taunting of his son.Read More


Krakow Synagogues To Open for a Night

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Seven historic synagogues in Krakow that are closed for most of the year will open for one night.Read More


Greek Nazis Deny Camps Had Gas Chambers

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The Greek government and Jewish community condemned the leader of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party after he denied there were gas chambers or ovens at Nazi death camps.Read More


Cuba Ready for Talks on Release of Gross

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The Cuban system does not allow for a humanitarian release for jailed American Alan Gross, but authorities there are ready to negotiate his status, a senior Cuban official said.Read More


Minor Clashes Reported on 'Nakba' Day

By Haaretz

Despite heightened security, Nakba Day events have been marked by a relative calm on Tuesday, with Palestinians in the West Bank and Israeli Arabs commemorating what they consider as the disaster of Israel’s formation with modest parades and protests.Read More


Iran Executes Man Convicted of Spying for Israel

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Iran has executed a man convicted of spying for Israel and of assassinating an Iranian nuclear scientist.Read More


Business Leader Nominated To Chair Federations Board

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Michael Siegal of Cleveland has been nominated to chair the board of trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America.Read More


Auction of Safra Jewels Raise $38 Million for Charity

By JTA

An auction of jewels belonging to billionaire Lily Safra raised nearly $38 million for charity.Read More





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