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Some Wear and Tear Expected as Olympics Committee Chief Steps into a Jewish Lion’s...

president Jacques Rogge will address a planned ceremony by the Olympic Committee of Israel, the Israeli Embassy in London and cross-communal British group the Jewish Committee for the London Games on August 6. Ankie Spitzer, widow of slain Israeli fencing coach Andre Spitzer, is planning to give him a piece of her mind.

Woman Says Tzedaka Dollar Saved her Life in Bus Crash

Eliana Siegal says she believes she survived unharmed a bus crash yesterday, Thursday, on Interstate 55, because her father gave her a dollar to give to charity, a Jewish tradition that she said helped protect her en route. The 64-passenger bus she was sitting in blew a tire and skidded until it smashed into a concrete pillar of an overpass, resulting in many injuries and one death.

French Swimmer Says Hebrew Tattoo Is a Tribute to Auschwitz Survivor

French Olympic swimmer Fabien Gilot said the Hebrew tattoo on his left arm is a tribute to his late grandmother’s husband, a Jewish survivor...

90,000-plus Crowd in NJ Cheers Siyum HaShas

Some 90,000 people packed MetLife Stadium to celebrate the completion of the page-a-day Talmud cycle in the largest-ever Siyum HaShas. The gathering Wednesday evening, which...

Source: Behind Closed Doors Panetta Called Israel Ungrateful, ‘Chazerai’

In private conversations Panetta expressed frustration at the lack of confidence expressed by Netanyahu and Barak.

Members of Congress File Brief Supporting 9-Year-Old Boy’s Jerusalem Passport Case

A bipartisan slate of 58 members of Congress signed a friend of the court brief in a case involving a 9-year-old boy who was...

Hearing on Motion to Dismiss Set in Hebrew National Class-Action Suit

A hearing on a motion to dismiss a consumer fraud case against the company that produces Hebrew National products has been scheduled for Nov....

NJ Gov. Christie Signs Law Imposing Sanctions on Iran

(New Jersey Jewish News) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law new sanctions against Iran that prohibit public contracts with any company...

90,000 to Gather in N.J. Metlife Stadium for the Completion of the Talmud

Ninety-thousand Jews will gather in Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., to celebrate Siyum HaShas, the completion of a Talmud study program that occurs...

Barak Orders Haredi Conscription

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the Israeli Defense Forces to draft Haredi men as it does other Jewish Israelis. The order came as the...

Panetta: US Will Consider Using Force Against Iran Nukes

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said on Wednesday that if Iran does not negotiate acceptable limits on its nuclear program, it could face U.S. military action in tended to stop it from developing a nuclear bomb.

Gov Cuomo Vetoes Orthodox-Endorsed Religious Special-Ed Bill

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have made it possible for many special-education students to be placed in private schools...

Aly Raisman Leads US to Gymnastics Team Gold

Aly Raisman, a Jewish American, won the floor exercise in helping the U.S. women's team to the gold medal in the gymnastics competition in London.

Congress Boosts Sanctions—Which Are Working—But President Gets to Roll Them Back Selectively

Under the final version of the enhanced sanctions bill, the president has considerable leeway to postpone sanctions on insurers in order to give them time to comply. Also omitted from the final version are sanctions that congressional hard-liners had sought on individuals associated with SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, as long as the body continues to deal with Iran's central bank.

Hebrew University Marks 10th Anniversary of Fatal Bombing

A memorial service at Hebrew University in Jerusalem marked the 10th anniversary of a fatal bombing there that killed nine, including five Americans. "A decade...

Video of Jewish Gymnast’s Parents’ Anxiety Goes Viral

A clip from NBC showing Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman’s parents’ reaction to her uneven bar routine has garnered close to 100,000 hits on You Tube.

A Busload of Civil Administration and Border Guard Troops Demolish Two Outposts

Around 1 AM Monday night, large Border Guard and Civilian Administration forces arrived on a bus and in several other vehicles at two outposts in Gush Talmonim in the Benjamin region. They also brought with them a tractor.

Source: Hamas Gives in to Pressure, Permitting Voter Registry Update, Palestinian Elections Expected on...

Gaza's Hamas government has given the green light to the Palestinian Central Election Commission to begin updating voter registration data in the Gaza Strip—an electoral requirement not undertaken since the 2006 parliamentary election, in which Hamas received a majority of votes in the PA controlled parts of Judea and Samaria as well as Gaza, according to the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Last Sunday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Turkey's state-run news agency that efforts to achieve reconciliation between his Fatah party and Hamas have reached "a deadlock."

New Yorker Writer Resigns, Fabricated Bob Dylan Quotes

Jonah Lehrer, a staff writer for The New Yorker, resigned hours after Tablet Magazine published an article revealing that he had fabricated Bob Dylan...

40 of Poland’s ‘Hidden Jews’ to Complete Daf Yomi in Lublin

More than 40 ‘Hidden Jews’ from Poland will participate in an unprecedented seminar organized by Shavei Israel on July 30 through August 2 in Lublin, Poland, dedicated entirely to the study of Talmud.

Israeli Government Seeking Bank to Manage Fund Spawning New Immigrant Businesses

Israel's government seeks a commercial bank to grant credit to businesses created by new immigrants and returning residents.

Haredi IDF Battalion Marks 33% Increase in Recruits

Last Thursday the recruitment began at the "Netzach Yehuda" Haredi battalion of the Kfir Brigade, as more than 200 anxious ultra-Orthodox recruits arrived at the processing center. Last year, some 380 soldiers joined the regiment, and according to official data from the Department of Manpower, the current cycle will see an increase of 33% in the number of recruits.

Michigan Inmate Sues for Kosher Meals

A Michigan prison inmate has filed a federal lawsuit over the prison's lack of kosher meals. Bradley Sleighter, 54, has been an inmate in the...

San Diego Jewish Teen Wins Google Science Prize

An eighth-grader from the San Diego Jewish Academy won a science prize at the second annual Google Science Fair competition. Jonah Kohn, 14, won a...

Updated: Cop Shot near Ma’aleh Adumim. One Reported Dead.

7:06 AM: The Arab who was killed trying to break through the checkpoint has been identified as Badar Achram, and is alleged to be a...

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