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Joan Rivers Remembers Jewish Groups In Will

12/17/2014
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Joan Rivers in her will left money to several Jewish charitable organizations to which she was connected.

Rabbi David Saperstein Wins Senate Nod For Religious Freedom Post

12/17/2014
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The U.S. Senate confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein, a Reform movement leader, for a State Department post.

Tufts University Vandalized Again With Swastikas

12/17/2014
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Swastikas were found spray-painted on a Tufts University building for the third time in nearly two years.

Claims Conference Raising Allocations For Holocaust Survivors

12/17/2014
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The Claims Conference will increase its allocations to social service organizations serving Jewish Holocaust survivors by 21 percent over last year.

Poll: Most Israelis See A Crisis In U.S.-Israel Ties

12/17/2014
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The majority of Israelis believe there is a crisis in U.S.-Israel ties and that the Netanyahu government has harmed the relationship, according to a new poll.

Caught Between Two Worlds, Israeli Druze Struggle For Equality Amid Rising Tensions

12/08/2014
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Abu Snan, Israel - Bullet holes pepper the front windows of the old city council office and paramilitary police in armored jeeps patrol the main street in this mixed Muslim and Druze village in the Galilee region.

DC Synagogue Fires Rabbi In ‘Peeping Tom’ Case

12/02/2014
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Washington - The Modern Orthodox synagogue that Rabbi Barry Freundel presided over for 25 years has fired him after he was charged with spying on naked women as they prepared for a ritual Jewish bath.

Coalition Rift Has Israel Heading Toward Early Elections

12/02/2014
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Jerusalem — Israel may be heading to early elections, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Yesh Atid chief Yair Lapid accused of each other of fomenting a coalition crisis.

D.C. Rabbis, Imams Hold Summit To Strengthen Ties

11/26/2014
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Some 60 rabbis and imams in the Washington area agreed to hold events together during a summit designed to strengthen ties between mosques and congregations.

Teacher Jailed For Sex Abuse At Aussie Jewish School Deported To U.S.

11/26/2014
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 An Orthodox Jewish teacher was deported to the United States after serving a jail sentence for sexually abusing four boys at a Jewish school in Melbourne more than two decades ago.

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