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Fasting on Yom Kippur Doubles Risk for Premature Delivery, New Study Says

By JTA

Fasting on Yom Kippur in the later stages of pregnancy doubles a woman’s risk for premature delivery, according to a new Israeli study.Read More


Image of Beheaded Journalist James Foley Pulled From Anti-Islam Subway Ads

By Barbara Goldberg

A photo of American journalist James Foley shortly before his beheading by the Islamic state militant group is being removed from anti-Islam advertisements appearing on Monday on 100 New York City buses and two subway stations.Read More


Kiev's Oldest Synagogue Hit by Firebomb

By JTA

Kiev’s oldest synagogue was the target of a firebomb that burst into flames outside the building.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Slams Iran at United Nation — Uses Derek Jeter as Punch Line

By Reuters

A nuclear-armed Iran would pose a far greater threat to the world than Islamic State militants who have seized large swaths of Syria and Iraq, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.Read More


Muslim Sheep Killing Endangers Kosher Slaughter

By JTA

The Muslim custom of killing sheep at temporary slaughterhouses jeopardizes all ritual slaughter in Belgium, a Cabinet minister there warned.Read More


Israeli Circumcision Aid Sparks Uproar in South Africa

By Reuters

South Africa may turn to an Israeli circumcision device to reduce the number of young males who die in botched initiation ceremonies, provoking an outcry from union allies of the ruling party who support sanctions against the Jewish state.Read More


Argentina Jews Slam President for UN Speech

By JTA

Argentina’s president turned “victims into victimizers” in her address to the United Nations General Assembly, a Jewish political umbrella leader said.Read More


Vatican Chips in $135K to Auschwitz Preservation

By JTA

The Vatican has joined 30 other states in contributing funding to help preserve the site of the former Auschwitz death camp.Read More


Protesters Block Israeli Ship Unloading at California Port

By JTA

Pro-Palestinian activists prevented the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship at the Oakland Port for the second time in less than two months.Read More


Chabad Emissary Spends Rosh Hashanah in Nepal Jail

By JTA

The Chabad emissary to Nepal spent the first day of Rosh Hashanah in a Kathmandu jail due to a clerical error on his visa.Read More


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