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Three Hebrew Charters Open, Original In Florida Under Review

08/27/2013
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Two new Hebrew charter school opened their doors Monday, collectively enrolling approximately 300 students in kindergarten and first grade.

Sephardic Songstress Eydie Gorme Dies At 84

08/13/2013
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Eydie Gorme, who won two Grammy Awards singing solo and with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died.

Massachusetts Parents Sue Over Alleged Anti-Semitic Bullying

08/13/2013
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The parents of a 13-year-old boy are suing their Massachusetts school district for ignoring verbal and physical attacks on their son by other students for being Jewish.

Pink Floyd Rocker’s Israel-Bashing Slammed In Vatican Newspaper

08/07/2013
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 L’Osservatore Romano—the Vatican’s semi-official newspaper—slammed the use of anti-Semitic imagery by former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters at a concert in Belgium last month. The op-ed, however, did not mention Waters by name.

New Accusation Against New Chief Rabbi

08/07/2013
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 Rabbi David Lau, the recently elected chief Ashkenazi rabbi of Israel, has been accused of cheating on an ordination exam.

Knicks Star Wants To Make Aliyah

'I'm not a religious person, I'm more of a spiritual person,' says Amar Stoudemire.

08/07/2013
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Amar’e Stoudemire, the New York Knicks star who claims Hebrew roots and is currently touring Israel, is seeking Israeli citizenship.

New York Knicks star Amar’e Stoudemire says he has started the application process to become an Israeli citizen.

Facebook Page of PA Negotiator Labels All of Israel ‘Palestine’

07/30/2013
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 As renewed Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations began Monday, the Facebook page of Palestinian negotiator Mohammad Shtayyeh featured a map including all of Israel, Judea and Samaria, and Gaza with “Palestine” written on it in Arabic letters.

Tom Jones To Play Tel Aviv

07/30/2013
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The latest big-name musician to commit to a concert in Israel is Tom Jones, according to The Times of Israel. The Welsh pop legend, 73, is slated to hit Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena on October 26.

No Bids For Schindler’s Actual List On eBay

07/30/2013
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 An original list of names of 801 Jews rescued by German industrialist Oskar Schindler did not find a buyer on eBay.

No one met the opening bid of $3 million for the 14-page list typed on onion skin paper. California collectors Gary Zimet and Eric Gazin had said when the auction was announced earlier this month that they expected the list to sell for about $5 million.

Rockaways JCC Reopens Storm-Hit Kosher Pantry

07/30/2013
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Nine months after it was shut down by Superstorm Sandy, the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula’s  Client Choice food center is back in business.

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