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Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin Welcome Baby Boy

By Forward Staff

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin yesterday welcomed their first child, a boy named Jordan Zane, The New York Post is reporting.Read More


Lawyer Blames Kletzky Killing on 'Inbreeding'

By Forward Staff

The lawyer for accused killer Levi Aron shockingly blamed the murder of little Leiby Kletzky on “inbreeding.”Read More


Top Judge: New Laws Imperil Israeli Democracy

By Haaretz

A recent wave of contentious right-wing legislation in the Knesset may endanger Israel’s ongoing constitutional efforts, Supreme Court President Dorit Beinish said on Wednesday.Read More


Mumbai Synagogue Celebrates 150th Birthday

A synagogue in Mumbai, India, celebrated its 150th anniversary.Read More


Jewish Vets Reconsidered for Higher Honors

By JTA

Congress approved a requirement for the U.S. military to review World War I records to determine whether Jews who received decorations should be upgraded to the Medal of Honor.Read More


Tikkun Editor's Home Vandalized Again

By JTA

The northern California home of Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of the progressive Tikkun magazine, was vandalized for the fourth time in the last year.Read More


Congress Extends Israel Alt-Energy Deal

By JTA

The U.S. Congress maintained funding for a cooperative agreement with Israel that develops energy alternatives.Read More


Federal Judge Rejects Demjanjuk Claim

By JTA

A federal judge in Cleveland rejected a claim by convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk that U.S. prosecutors withheld documents that could have helped his case.Read More


Palestinian Unity Government Will Be Sworn in Next Month

By Haaretz

Hamas and Fatah have agreed to form a unity government by January 2012, an official for the Gaza-ruling militant group said on Wednesday, following months of failed talks geared at achieving Palestinian reconciliation.Read More


S. American Bloc Signs Trade Pact With PA

By JTA

A bloc of South American countries has signed a free trade agreement with the Palestinian Authority.Read More





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