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Jewish Comedy Legend Sid Caesar dies At 91

02/18/2014
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Famed Jewish comedian Sid Caesar died last week at the age of 91.

Caesar, who was born Isaac Sidney Caesar in 1922 to parents from Russia and Poland, began his entertainment career as a saxophone player. Later, he made a name for himself with his humor on iconic 1950s shows such as “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar’s Hour.” He also appeared in the films “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” (1963), “Airport 1975” (1974), and “Grease” (1978).

Jewish Cemetery Ripped Off A Second Time, AG Says

02/18/2014
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 The overseer of a nonprofit New York cemetery who took control after the former operators were indicted for embezzlement was charged with stealing nearly $2 million.

Ben-Gurion U Gets $13M From U.S. Donors For Construction

02/18/2014
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The Cleveland-based Mandel Foundation awarded more than $13 million to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

The gift from the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation includes a $10 million capital grant to construct the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Institute for Social Leadership building and $3.1 million to establish the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Honors Program in Social Leadership, which will be housed in the new building, the university announced on Tuesday.

Al-Qaida Behind Egypt Bus Blast

02/18/2014
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An Islamist group linked to al-Qaida claimed responsibility for the apparent suicide bombing of a tour bus on the Egypt-Israel border that left at least four dead.

Netanyahu: Anti-Semitism Behind BDS

02/18/2014
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the founders of the BDS movement “classical anti-Semites in modern garb.”

Proposed Street Rename In Brooklyn

02/11/2014
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Brooklyn Councilman David G. Greenfield has proposed renaming 50th Street in Borough Park. If the proposal passes, the portion of the street that runs through the chasidic neighborhood will be named for Rabbi Chaim Michoel Dov Weissmandl, in honor of the man who worked to save Jews during the Holocaust.

Jewish Cemetery Ripped Off A 2nd Time, Says AG

02/11/2014
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The overseer of a nonprofit New York cemetery who took control after the former operators were indicted for embezzlement was charged with stealing nearly $2 million.

ADL’s Foxman Sets Retirement Date For Mid-2015

02/11/2014
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Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, and one of the longest-serving and highest-profile American Jewish organizational leaders, is retiring from his post. But he will not step down until July 20, 2015, while the organization searches for a successor.

Jewish Cemetery Ripped Off A 2nd Time, Says AG

02/11/2014
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The overseer of a nonprofit New York cemetery who took control after the former operators were indicted for embezzlement was charged with stealing nearly $2 million.

Anne Heyman, Rwandan Children’s Advocate, 52

02/05/2014
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Anne Heyman, a Jewish philanthropist who founded a Rwandan youth village for children orphaned in that country’s 1994 genocide, died in a horse-riding accident.

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