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Alan Gross Stops Hunger Strike At Mother’s Urging

04/17/2014
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 Alan Gross suspended his hunger strike in a Cuban prison after a week at the behest of his elderly mother.

“Alan’s mother asked him to stop the fast,” Jill Zuckman, the spokeswoman for the family, told JTA. "He agreed to do that today.”

Sister Of Toulouse Killer Held For Questioning

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A French court has extended the remand of Souad Merah, sister of the Islamist who killed four Jews in Toulouse.

Peace Talks Yield No Progress, More Negotiations Set

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Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators reportedly made no progress in a three-hour meeting aimed at resuming peace negotiations.

This Year In Lviv: Emergency Seder Supplies For 2 Ukrainian Towns

04/17/2014
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With Ukrainian instability growing and the value its currency dropping, Ukrainian Jewish leaders suddenly discovered they couldn’t afford enough food for their communal seders.

Rabbis Michael Schudrich and Moshe Bloom packing kosher food bound for seders in Ukraine. Steve Lipman

Did Hitler’s Mistress Really Have Jewish Roots?

04/17/2014
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A couple of Jewish genealogists have thrown a twist in a DNA analysis suggesting that Hitler’s longtime lover comes from Jewish stock. 

Eva Braun with Hitler, walking their dogs. Wikimedia Commons

A Time For Tartan

Photography exhibit documents the lives of Scottish Jews.

04/17/2014
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An older woman holding a worn volume of Robert Burns poetry looks up from her book to gaze directly at the camera, her face etched with deep lines that suggest a smile. She’s at a Burns supper — held all over Scotland and now around the world — to celebrate the life and work of the Scottish national poet on his birthday. This dinner is at the L’Chaim, Scotland’s only kosher restaurant.

A chemist at a whiskey distillery in Fife. Judah Passow

For Israelis, A Seder Shidduch

Beating back the homesick blues on Passover, with a little help from some fellow expats.

04/17/2014
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“I call it ‘The Orphanage’,” Elad Kabilio laughs. He’s referring to a conglomerate of borrowed tables, each a different height, which — when pushed together and camouflaged by a white cloth — becomes a large seder table. Surrounded by 20 to 30 mismatched chairs, it takes up the entire living room in his Hell’s Kitchen apartment. “It’s where people without their families come.”

The seder table for Israeli “orphans” at Elad Kabilio’s apartment in Hell’s Kitchen. Elad Kabilio

An Attack ‘Inside My Childhood Home’

In Kansas City, targeting a community’s beating heart.

04/17/2014
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Overland Park, Kan. — Every Friday at noon, my 2-year-old daughter and I rush through the doors of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City here to meet my father for lunch.

The Jewish Community Campus of Greater Kansas City, where two people were killed Sunday.  JTA

Security Tightens Here

Stepped-up Passover patrols after three killed in Jewish facilities in Overland Park, Kan.

04/17/2014
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Police in the New York area are increasing patrols around Jewish institutions throughout the Passover holiday “out of an abundance of caution” following the killing of three people by a white supremacist at two Jewish institutions in suburban Kansas City Sunday, according to the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.

An Overland Park, Kan., police vehicle in front of the Jewish Community Campus of Greater Kansas City. Getty Images

A ‘Klal Yisrael’ Jew

In leading the fight for Soviet Jewry, Yaakov Birnbaum inspired a generation that revitalized Judaism in America.

04/17/2014
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Yaakov Birnbaum, the man who launched the Soviet Jewry grassroots movement that retrieved three million lost Jews, and who died last week at age 87, was my first rebbe, my first spiritual teacher.

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