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Swedish Public Radio Apologizes For Anti-Semitism Question

02/18/2015
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Swedish public radio apologized for a presenter’s question to the country’s Israeli ambassador about whether Jews are responsible for anti-Semitism.

Western Wall Rabbi Accuses Waqf Of Incitement Over Restrooms Expansion

02/18/2015
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Jerusalem — The rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, condemned as “incitement” attempts by the Muslim Waqf to politicize the expansion of restrooms at the site.

U. Of Toledo Student Gov’t Nixes Israel Divestment Resolution

02/18/2015
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The University of Toledo student government declared that an Israel divestment resolution violated the group’s constitution and tabled the measure.

Feldshuh’s Fountain Of Youth

02/18/2015
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I’m discarding linear time,” Tovah Feldshuh, the four-time Tony nominee, tells The Jewish Week, sounding as if she had a role as one of Eddie Redmayne’s professors in the physics-heavy “The Theory of Everything.”

Forever young: About her new show, “Aging is Optional, Tovah Feldshuh says, performing is “a youthifier.” Courtesy of Below 54

Peres Counters Bibi’s Mass Aliyah Message

02/18/2015
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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres, addressing the inaugural gala here Sunday evening of The Times of Israel, the popular Jerusalem-based news website, appeared to counter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for large numbers of European Jews to make aliyah.

Shimon Peres in conversation with David Horovitz at last week’s Times of Israel gala here. Perry Bindelglass / Times of Israel)

Comptroller’s Report: Netanyahu Family Spent Excessively With Public Funds

02/18/2015
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could be facing a criminal investigation following a government report that said he and his family spent public funds excessively on personal items.

Bibi Holds Firm On Congress Speech

Stands his ground in front of American Jewish leaders.

02/18/2015
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Jerusalem — Speaking to a group of American Jewish leaders, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his intention to address Congress next month, despite calls for him to cancel the speech.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking this week to a delegation from the Conference of Presidents. Getty Images

Emissary in Exile

A Chabad shlucha tells of rockets, refugees and resilience in Eastern Ukraine.

02/18/2015
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When Chani Gopin and her husband moved to Lugansk 15 years ago to open a Chabad center in the small Eastern Ukrainian city, she thought it would be hard. But she had no idea just how hard it would be.

Some of the several thousand Chabad women who took a “class picture” last weekend in Crown Heights. Chabad.org/Nechama Kotlarsky

Same Old Labor Pains For Herzog And Livni?

Zionist Union tries negative ads after gaining little traction despite a vulnerable Bibi.

02/18/2015
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Modiin, Israel — It was supposed to be a preaching-to-the-choir type of performance. Yitzhak Herzog’s speech Saturday night to a crowd in this middle-class Israeli suburb was targeting a relatively friendly constituency to the Labor Party.

Zionist Union’s Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni at campaign stop this week  in Modiin. Joshua Mitnick/JW

Birth Control, Jewish Law Collide At Stern

Rare forum on contraception draws a crowd, and pushback.

02/18/2015
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For the Stern College women gathered for a lecture on birth control and Jewish law last week, it wasn’t an easy pill to swallow.

Fertile ground for controversy: Stern College Rabbi Moshe Kahn addresses students. Hannah Dreyfus/JW
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