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Argentine rabbi who co-authored book with Francis I says new leader will ‘search for the truth.'

03/14/2013
Staff Writers

The selection of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to be the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church is being seen as a move that will continue to cement Catholic-Jewish relations and perhaps end the debate over the Church’s actions during World War II.

Pope Francis I is seen as favorable to airing the truth about the Vatican and the Holocaust.

After Doubling Its Size, Central Synagogue’s Rabbi To Retire

03/14/2013
Editor and Publisher

Peter Rubinstein, who this week announced his decision to step down in 15 months as senior rabbi of Central Synagogue, one of the leading Reform congregations in the U.S., almost talked himself out of the job before he was hired in 1991.

Rabbi Peter Rubinstein: Increased ritual observance, Hebrew prayer and musical experimentation.

Gilad Shalit Calls For Pollard's Release

03/13/2013

Freed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit joined the call on President Obama to release spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.

Shalit on Monday signed an online petition asking Obama to commute Pollard's life sentence to time served.

Gilad Shalit: Freedom is a great gift and privilege.

Like Butter! Streisand To Headline Peres Birthday Bash

03/11/2013

Barbra Streisand will make her official performing debut in Israel at the 90th birthday celebration for President Shimon Peres.

Streisand: "Guilt Trip" star to party with Peres.

Council Speaker Quinn Launches NYC Mayoral Bid

03/11/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, widely seen as a likely frontrunner in this year's Democratic primary for mayor, launched her campaign on Sunday with a "walk and talk" tour of the five boroughs and promised to visit all the city's diverse neighborhoods before the vote.

Israel Beefs Up Golan Forces As Syrian Rebels Gather On Border

03/11/2013

 Israel's military increased its forces on the northern border with Syria following advances by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights region.

The rebels reportedly began entering the demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel on Saturday and threatened to retake the Golan. Most of Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops have left the area, Ynet reported.

Appeals Court To Reconsider Jerusalem Passport Case

03/11/2013

A U.S. appeals court will hear arguments again on whether Americans born in Jerusalem can have "Israel" listed as their birthplace in their passports.

The U.S. Supreme Court ordered a lower court to decide whether passports issued in Jerusalem should say Israel.

Obama To Jewish Leaders: Peace Prospects Are Bleak

03/08/2013

President Obama believes prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace are “bleak,” but he still will urge both sides to avoid unilateral actions that might further damage a process he hopes will be back on track within a year.

That was the message Obama delivered Thursday in a meeting with about 25 Jewish community figures at the White House to discuss his planned trip to Israel later this month. Obama was especially engaged, participants said, when it came to discussing how he might best convey to the Israeli people his enthusiasm for Israel and its Jewish history.

State Dept. Honoree Acknowledges Anti-Israel Tweets

03/08/2013

After claiming her Twitter account was hacked, an Egyptian human rights activist appeared to acknowledge at least some of the anti-Jewish tweets that led the Obama administration to delay honoring her with an award.

Forbes List Again Shows Oracle's Ellison As World's Richest Jew

03/06/2013

For the third straight year, Oracle's Larry Ellison is the world's richest Jew, according to Forbes magazine's annual world billionaires list for 2013.

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