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Amid Chinese Influx, Brandeis Considers Its Jewish Identity

05/07/2015

Waltham, Mass. – When Jeff Wang was applying to U.S. colleges more than two years ago from his home near Shanghai, Brandeis University was a top choice.

Al Jazeera America Replaces CEO Amid Accusations Of Workplace Anti-Semitism

05/07/2015

Al Jazeera America replaced its chief executive officer in the wake of a lawsuit by a former employee alleging that he was the victim of workplace anti-Semitism.

Jewish Home Party Wins Major Posts In Netanyahu’s Coalition

05/06/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a coalition government after making concessions to the right-wing Jewish Home party.

Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home Party. Via wikipedia.org

Aasif Mandvi's 'Halal In The Family'

After the violence at the Muhammed cartoon contest, The Daily Show correspondent's satirical web series about being Muslim in America is getting more attention.

"Pharaoh" Brings Good News to Egyptian Jew

American Pharoah, the thoroughbred horse owned by Egyptian born, Ahmed Zayat, won the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

05/06/2015
Staff Writer

More than three decades after he made his own exodus from Egypt, one Jewish man had a good experience with a Pharaoh last week.

Ahmed Zayat celebrates after winning the 141st Kentucky Derby on American Pharaoh on May 2. Via timesunion.com

Netanyahu’s Concession To Key Party Could Push Coalition Over The Top

05/06/2015

Jerusalem — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly agreed to concessions that would bring in a key party and allow him to form a new government.

How Jews Are Trying To Make Things Better After Baltimore

05/06/2015

Washington – From roundtable discussions to protests and prayers to candid talk with law enforcement officials, American Jewish communities are joining in the debate about community policing in the wake of several high-profile deaths of unarmed black men while in police custody.

A man makes a heart shape with his hands during a protest in Baltimore, Maryland. Getty Images

Sheryl Sandberg Posts Moving Tribute To Late Husband, Dave Goldberg, On Facebook

Silicon Valley leader recalls that Goldberg took her to temple, introduced her to Internet, early in their courtship.

05/06/2015
Web Editor

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer and celebrated author, posted a moving tribute to her husband, Dave Goldberg, Survey Monkey CEO, who died unexpectedly on Friday.

Silicon Valley power couple, Sheryl Sandberg, and late husband, Dave Goldberg. Via facebook.com/sheryl

Pinning Of Yellow Star On 3-Year-Old Reignites Israeli Education Debate

05/06/2015

On April 19, Keren Zachmi’s daughter returned from her kindergarten near Tel Aviv wearing a yellow patch emblazoned with the word “Jude.”

Families Of U.S. Servicemen Return Paintings Stolen From Germany After WWII

05/06/2015

Five paintings obtained by U.S. servicemen while serving in Germany at the end of World War II were returned to Germany.

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