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Boston Jewish Day Schools Receive $11 Million Challenge Grant

01/27/2015
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Boston — Five Jewish day schools in Greater Boston will receive a total of $11.25 million in a challenge grant to support long-term tuition assistance for middle-class families.

Journalist Who First Reported Nisman’s Death Flees Argentina

01/26/2015
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — The Argentine-Israeli journalist who first reported the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman has fled to Israel following threats to his safety.

Sanctions Bill Founders Again On Obama Veto Threat

01/26/2015
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Washington (Washington Jewish Week) — For the second year running, a bid to pass a bill intensifying sanctions against Iran appears to be foundering on threat of a presidential veto.

Druze Student Beaten In Jerusalem

01/26/2015
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Tel Aviv — A Druze student in Jerusalem was beaten with glass bottles by a gang.

Night Will Fall

A new documentary tells the story of the filming of Nazi concentration camps by military and newsreel cameramen.

 

Silver’s Arrest A 2nd Strike For N.Y. Orthodox Power Brokers

01/23/2015
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To critics of Albany’s culture of political corruption, the sight of the powerful longtime speaker of New York’s State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, getting arrested Thursday may have been a sign that even the state’s most powerful politicians are not immune from the long hand of the law.

Attacks On Jews Doubled In London Area

01/23/2015
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Hate crimes against Jews in London more than doubled last year, according to the Scotland Yard.

Abdullah, Saudi King And Peace Proposal Author, Dies At 90

01/23/2015
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Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, the architect of a proposal that U.S. governments have suggested is the basis for a comprehensive Israeli-Arab peace, has died.

Argentine President Now Says Nisman Death Was Not A Suicide

01/23/2015
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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner now says that the death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was not a suicide, reversing a statement by the government.

N.Y. State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested In Corruption Probe

01/22/2015
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Sheldon Silver, the speaker of the New York State Assembly, was arrested as part of a corruption investigation.

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