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Homes In Sderot Struck By Rockets Fired From Gaza

07/03/2014
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At least two homes in Sderot were hit by rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, as at least a dozen rockets landed in southern Israel over 12 hours.

Outpouring Of Anger And Anguish

At memorial services here for slain teens.

07/02/2014
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Thousands of Jews in the metropolitan area participated in hastily prepared programs Tuesday evening to memorialize the three Israeli teenagers who were buried earlier in the day.

More than 700 people filled The Jewish Center on the Upper West Side and an estimated 500 more stood outside as a series of dignitaries – state and city political officials, communal leaders and clergy – expressed their anguish and anger over the murder of Naftali Fraenkel, Eyal Yifrah and Gilad Shaar.

Supper Club Goes Kosher

Hire-a-chef network seeks new market among observant Jews. Duck a l'orange, anyone?

07/02/2014
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In a candlelit penthouse in Brooklyn, thirty guests mill about with basil cocktails in hand. Handcrafted canapés are brought around on delicate china trays, and the crowd samples tartare of mackerel and mushrooms stuffed with a white wine and herb mixture.

Chef Ygael Tresser prepares Red Fruit Mille Feuille for dessert. Courtesy of Chana Blumes.

At Teens’ Funeral, Personal Grief And National Solidarity Merge

07/02/2014
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Modiin, Israel — They were their mothers’ sons. They were all of our sons. They were dear boys. They were martyrs for Israel. They were funny, clever, creative. They are the messengers of the Jewish people in heaven.

Russian Jews To Aid Refugees From Ukraine

07/02/2014
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The Russian Jewish Congress has pledged $30,000 in aid for Ukrainian refugees living in Russia.

Discovery Of Palestinian Teen’s Body Spurs Rioting In E. Jerusalem

07/02/2014
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Jerusalem — The body of a Palestinian teenager was found in the Jerusalem Forest hours after he was reported kidnapped from an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood.

Israel Among 193 Countries Certified For NSA Monitoring

07/02/2014
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Washington — Israel is among the vast majority of countries that the U.S. National Security Agency may monitor for information about its targets.

Presbyterians Remove Controversial ‘Zionism Unsettled’ From Denomination’s Website

07/02/2014
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The Presbyterian Church (USA) has removed from its website a booklet that many Jewish groups have criticized as hostile to Israel and denigrating to Judaism.
“Zionism Unsettled,” published in January by the church-chartered Israel/Palestine Mission Network, is a history and commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that paints Israel as the aggressor and describes Zionism as inherently racist and theologically flawed.

Zionism Unsettled cover page. Courtesy of israelpalestinemissionnetwork.og

Nat Hentoff, Pleasures Of A Soloist

Documentary visits a life in jazz (and the ‘Yiddish blues’), out of step.

07/02/2014
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Back in the days when the Village Voice was a must-read paper, “it always made me think of [a] great bar in the Village, and everybody’s … talking about everything under the sun,” recalled Karen Durbin, one of the former editors. “And sometimes an argument” would break out “and sometimes a chorus. You want that conversation at that bar or you’re just a bunch of boring drunks.” One of those at the old Voice who, for more than 50 years, was never boring or afraid of an argument was Nat Hentoff, 89.

In scene from "The Pleasures of Being Out of Step," Nat Hentoff, left, and clarinetist Edmond Hall.

Riots After Palestinian Teen Found Dead

Palestinian authorities claim the attack was revenge.

07/02/2014
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In what Palestinians are claiming to be an act of revenge for the three slain Israeli youth, the body of a Palestinian youth was found in a Jerusalem forest on Wednesday. As the tensions escalate, Israeli leaders call for restraint until the facts become clearer.

Palestinians throw stones at the Israeli police during clashes on Wednesday. Courtesy of timesofisrael.com
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