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'Jewish Indiana Jones' Pleads Guilty to Fraud

By JTA

Rabbi Menachem Youlus, who was dubbed the “Jewish Indiana Jones” for his remarkable tales of rescuing Holocaust-era Torah scrolls, pleaded guilty to fraud charges.Read More


Giffords Shooting Suspect Not Yet Ready for Trial

By JTA

Jared Loughner is not yet competent to stand trial, according to the court-appointed psychologist in the case of the shooting that wounded Gabrielle Giffords.Read More


As Tu B'Shvat Nears, Environmentalists Feud

By Haaretz

On the eve of Tu Bishvat, two of the country’s leading ecological groups are feuding over the character of open spaces in northern Israel.Read More


Haredi Service a Catch-22 for Netanyahu

By Haaretz

Army reservists may have been forced to dismantle their “suckers’ compound” due to stormy weather this week, but they did succeed to vent their rage over the draft exemptions given to the ultra-Orthodox in the Knesset.Read More


After Scientist Killings, Iran Aims To Strike Back

By Haaretz

Iran is trying to strike Israeli targets around the world in a bid to stop the assassinations of its nuclear scientists, the head of the Shin Bet security service, Yoram Cohen, said Thursday.Read More


Federations Escort Ethiopian Jews to Israel

By JTA

Seventy-one Ethiopians arrived in Israel accompanied by lay leaders from the Jewish Federations of North America.Read More


Occupy Chapter Endorses Boycott of Israel

By JTA

The Oakland, Calif., chapter of the Occupy movement overwhelmingly endorsed a proposal in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.Read More


Yarmulke-Wearing Student Asked To Prove Religion

By JTA

A Jewish student at a Maryland high school was asked to prove that he wore a yarmulke for religious reasons.Read More


Yeshiva U. Named No. 4 Most Popular School

By JTA

Yeshiva University is the fourth most popular school in the country, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report ranking.Read More


Palestinian Pelt U.N. Chief's Car

By JTA

Gaza Palestinians threw slippers or shoes and rocks at a car carrying United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon as he crossed from Israel into the Gaza Strip.Read More


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