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Gabrielle Gifford’s neurosurgeon says that the Arizona congresswoman could run for re-election.Read More


Aron Pleads Not Guilty to Leiby Kletzky Murder

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Levi Aron, the Brooklyn man who is accused of killing and dismembering 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment.Read More


Israeli Artists Bring Tent City Protest to Washington

By Natasha Mozgovaya (Haaretz)

A group of Israeli artists has organized their own tent protest outside the White House in Washington, in a show of solidarity with the social protests that have swept Israel in recent weeks.Read More


Jew Who Was Mandela's 'First White Friend' Dies

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Nat Bregman, whom anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela described as his “first white friend,” died in Johannesburg.Read More


Baltimore Modern Orthodox Get New Day School

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A new Modern Orthodox day school is opening in Baltimore three months after another shut down.Read More


Obama Hopes To Visit Israel, Ambassador Says

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The new U.S. ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, said President Obama hopes to visit the country.Read More


Bill Helps Holocaust Survivors Get Services

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U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida sponsored a bill that would give Holocaust survivors preference in obtaining aging services.Read More


Pollard Recovering After Urgent Surgery

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Jonathan Pollard is recovering after successful surgery.Jonathan Pollard is recovering after successful surgery.Read More


Detroit Looking for a Few Young Jews

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The Detroit Jewish community is launching a nationwide campaign to raise money to bring 25 young Jews to live in the city.Read More


Rabbis Back Labor Protest Against Kosher Firm

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A coalition of rabbis joined workers and labor activists in a rally against unfair labor practices at a 93-year-old kosher food distributor in New York.Read More





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