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Los Angeles Orthodox Synagogue Plans To Hire Woman as Maharat

By JTA

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'

By JTA

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

By JTA

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


Joe Biden Sorry for Calling Unscrupulous Lenders 'Shylock'

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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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