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Conservatives Refused Scroll for Mixed Service

By JTA

An Israeli hotel denied the use of a Torah scroll to a group that intended to use it in a mixed-gender service.Read More


Play About Holocaust Debuts in China

By JTA

A play about the 30,000 Jews sheltered by China during the Holocaust premiered in Shanghai.Read More


Valerie Jarrett Will Speak at J Street

By JTA

Valerie Jarrett, a top adviser to Barack Obama, is addressing the J Street conference.Read More


Israel Threatens To Quit U.N. Rights Panel

By JTA

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman reportedly said he might recall Israel’s ambassador to the U.N. Human Rights Council after the council voted 36-1 to to investigate the effects of Jewish settlements on Palestinians.Read More


Jewish Groups Oppose GOP Budget Plan

By JTA

Jewish groups are among dozens of religious denominations and organizations endorsing a “Faithful Budget” in opposition to the Republican budget proposal, which would cut Medicaid spending and disproportionately shift Medicare costs to fixed-income seniors.Read More


Europe Slaps New Sanctions on Assad, Family

By JTA

E.U. foreign ministers are slapping new sanctions on the wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad, three other Assad family members, and eight Syrian government ministers, according to reports.Read More


Jerusalem Soccer Fans Beat Arabs in Riot

By Haaretz

Hundreds of supporters of Beitar Jerusalem soccer team assaulted Arab cleaning personnel at the capital’s Malha shopping center on Monday, in what was said to be one of Jerusalem’s biggest-ever ethnic clashes. “It was a mass lynching attempt,” said Mohammed Yusuf, a team leader for Or-Orly cleaning services.Read More


Gender Segregation Spreads to El Al

By Haaretz

El Al passengers are noting a recent phenomenon involving clusters of ultra-Orthodox men approaching female passengers prior to take-off and requesting to switch seats, according to El Al customers and tour operators.Read More


Rampage Exposes Split Between Jews and Muslims

By Haaretz

Several Muslim and Jewish leaders appeared united on French television after the attack in Toulouse, but officials within the Jewish community have no illusions: French Jews and Muslims are deeply divided.Read More


Conn. Condo in Mezuzah Discrimination Flap

By JTA

A Connecticut condominium association has drawn queries from the Anti-Defamation League and a religious rights law office for allowing the display of items on doors but not doorposts.Read More


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