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Los Angeles Orthodox Synagogue Plans To Hire Woman as Maharat


Congregation B’nai David-Judea, an Orthodox synagogue in Los Angeles, is planning to hire its first female clergy member by September, 2015.Read More

Polish Jews Split Over Exhuming Nazi Massacre Victims

By Cnaan Liphshiz

In September 1941, a group of villagers wielding axes and other tools descended upon the homes of their Jewish neighbors and murdered every last one, according to testimonies gathered by Holocaust scholars.Read More

Kentucky Senate Candidate Trumpets 'With Jews We Lose'


Robert Ransdell, a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate from Kentucky, is campaigning with the slogan “With Jews we lose.”Read More

Archeologists Find Gas Chamber at Sobibor Death Camp


An archaeological dig at Sobibor has uncovered the Nazi death camp’s gas chambers.Read More

Joe Biden Sorry for Calling Unscrupulous Lenders 'Shylock'


Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that he made a “poor choice of words” in using the term “Shylock” to describe unscrupulous lenders.Read More

Western Wall Cleared of Notes for Rosh Hashanah


Workers at the Western Wall emptied the holy site of layers of notes from its cracks and crevices for the New Year.Read More

Syrian Rebel Leader Calls for Peace With Israel


Syrian rebels should make peace with Israel in return for support in overthrowing the current Syrian government, a prominent Syrian rebel said.Read More

Europe Jews Demand More Security Amid Anti-Semitic Attacks


European authorities must provide greater security for Jewish institutions, a major Jewish organization said in the wake of a suspected arson attack on a Brussels synagogue.Read More

Documentary Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer Scores 'Genius' Award

By Reuters

A Jewish documentary filmmaker who documented abuses in Indonesia was among 21 winners of $625,000 “genius” grants, the U.S. organization awarding them said.Read More

Dunkin' Donuts Sued by Feds Over Sabbath Observance


A federal government lawsuit against a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee for refusing to hire a Sabbath-observant worker drew praise from Agudath Israel of America and the Reform movement.Read More

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