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Palestinians avoid U.S. Aid Cutoff, For Now

New Palestinian Cabinet ministers are not connected to Hamas, but that could change in next election.

06/11/2014
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Washington — Is the new Palestinian government kosher under U.S. law?

A range of American Middle East policy analysts and current and former U.S. officials say that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threaded the needle last week and created a government of technocrats untainted by Hamas and not subject to its influence, although Hamas has declared its backing of the government.

When Is The ‘Jeopardy’ Contestant A Rabbi?

06/10/2014
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Sari Laufer isn’t allowed to say how well she did on the TV quiz show “Jeopardy” until the first episode featuring her airs Wednesday night.

 

Sterling Changes Mind — Will Fight For Clippers, Sue NBA

06/10/2014
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Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will not support the sale of the team and will go forward with a federal lawsuit against the NBA.

 

Donald Sterling Approves Sale Of LA Clippers, Drops Lawsuit Against NBA

06/05/2014
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Donald Sterling, banned owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, has approved the sale of the team and will drop his lawsuit against the NBA over his lifetime ban from the league and a $2.5 million fine.

Poll: Four In 10 Americans Support Contraception Mandate

06/03/2014
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More than four in 10 Americans support the Obama administration’s controversial contraception mandate, which requires nonprofits and businesses to provide birth control even if they have religious objections.

Most Americans do not support the contraception mandate. RNS

'Hashem Melech:' Flash Mob!

Chicago's Key Tov Orchestra draws crowds downtown to its Sunday morning performance.

Pittsburgh Art Exhibit Canceled After Palestinian Artists Threatened, Pull Out

06/02/2014
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An art exhibition in Pittsburgh featuring the work of Israeli, Palestinian and American artists was canceled after the Palestinian artists withdrew from the show.

Jewish Prisoner In Alabama Asks For Transfer Over Kosher Food Fight

06/02/2014
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A Venezuelan Jew imprisoned in Alabama who sued the federal government demanding to be served kosher food is seeking a transfer to another prison.

Jewish prisoner in Alabama asks for transfer over kosher food fight

06/02/2014

A Venezuelan Jew imprisoned in Alabama who sued the federal government demanding to be served kosher food is seeking a transfer to another prison.

Top Agudath Israel Rabbi Slams Reform, Conservative Movements

05/30/2014
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The rabbinical leader of the haredi Orthodox Agudath Israel of America said the Conservative and Reform movements “will be relegated to the dustbins of Jewish history.”

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