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David Wolpe Tops Newsweek List of Rabbis

By JTA

Rabbi David Wolpe made his debut atop Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential American rabbis.Read More


Baltimore Paper Bought by Washington Paper Owners

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The owners of Washington’s Jewish newspaper have purchased The Baltimore Jewish Times at a bankruptcy auction.Read More


Hebron Settlers Given 24-Hour Ultimatum To Leave

By Haaretz

The IDF has issued an eviction order for settlers who took over a house in the Arab part of Hebron last week.Read More


Popular Haredi News Site Suspected of Extortion

By Haaretz

“This is going to be one of the biggest extortion scandals in the history of Israel,” a senior ultra-Orthodox figure told Haaretz Sunday, following the arrest of four directors of the popular Haredi website Behadrey Haredim.Read More


Mofaz: Top Goal Is To Topple Bibi

MK Shaul Mofaz, who won the Kadima primary last week, will be appointed on Monday as the new opposition head, replacing former Kadima Chairwoman Tzipi Livni.Read More


En Route to Western Wall, Man Attacked With Axe

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An ultra-Orthodox man on his way to the Western Wall for morning prayers was attacked by an axe-wielding Arab youth near the Damascus Gate.Read More


Jewish School Unwelcome in Texas League

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The Beren Academy Orthodox Jewish day school should never have been accepted to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, the association’s director told a Texas newspaper.Read More


Barghouti Placed in Solitary Over Uprising Call

By Haaretz

Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti who last week called on Palestinians to commence a popular uprising against Israel, has been placed in solitary confinement in Hadarim prison, and denied his rights to see visitors.Read More


British Theater Urged To Back Settlement Boycott

By JTA

Three dozen British directors, writers and actors called on Shakespeare’s Globe Theater in London to cancel an invitation to an Israeli theater company.Read More


Gravestone of Hitler's Parents Is Removed

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The gravestone of Adolf Hitler’s parents, which has become a shrine for neo-Nazis, was removed at the request of a relative.Read More





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