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Labor Agrees To Join Likud-Led Government

The Labor Party voted Tuesday to join the Likud-led coalition government, virtually guaranteeing that Benjamin Netanyahu will be Israel's next prime minister.

Shrinking Coffers, Mass Layoffs Push Federations Into Crisis Mode

Three of the largest local Jewish federations in the United States announced significant layoffs during the past two weeks, raising concerns about the future health of the country's main Jewish charitable network.

Shrinking Coffers, Mass Layoffs Push Federations Into Crisis Mode

Three of the largest local Jewish federations in the United States announced significant layoffs during the past two weeks, raising concerns about the future health of the country's main Jewish charitable network.

Charter-School Debate Roils U.S. Orthodox Communities

The Yeshiva Elementary School, an Orthodox institution in Miami Beach with about 450 students, was in dire straits in late 2008. It was behind on payroll, in significant debt and facing financial collapse.

Charter-School Debate Roils U.S. Orthodox Communities

The Yeshiva Elementary School, an Orthodox institution in Miami Beach with about 450 students, was in dire straits in late 2008. It was behind on payroll, in significant debt and facing financial collapse.

Pope Looks To Mend Vatican-Jewish Relations

ROME - Always uneasy, the relationship between the Vatican and the Jewish community took another sour turn recently when Pope Benedict XVI announced he was rescinding the excommunication of a bishop who denies the Holocaust.

Pope Looks To Mend Vatican-Jewish Relations

ROME - Always uneasy, the relationship between the Vatican and the Jewish community took another sour turn recently when Pope Benedict XVI announced he was rescinding the excommunication of a bishop who denies the Holocaust.

Polls Point To Big Win For Netanyahu, Israeli Right

JERUSALEM - If the polls are right, the outcome of next Tuesday's Israeli election is a foregone conclusion.

Intense Debate Follows Orthodox Rabbi’s Presence At D.C. Service

A prominent Manhattan rabbi is defending his decision to participate in last week's National Prayer Service.

Intense Debate Follows Orthodox Rabbi’s Presence At D.C. Service

A prominent Manhattan rabbi is defending his decision to participate in last week's National Prayer Service.

Israelis Ask: Did We Win War Against Hamas?

JERUSALEM - With a cease-fire in place, Israelis are asking whether the 22-day war against Hamas in Gaza achieved its aims.

Gaza Fallout Could Affect Entire Mideast

JERUSALEM - With Israel's war in Gaza in its third week, it's clear the outcome could have far-reaching regional implications.

As Gaza Fighting Intensifies, Diplomats Push For Cease-Fire

JERUSALEM - In the second week of the war in Gaza, with Israeli ground troops intensifying their actions against Hamas militants, diplomatic efforts to end the fighting gathered pace.

Israel Hopes Gaza Strike Will Be A Game Changer

JERUSALEM - Israel's retaliation against persistent Hamas mortar and rocket attacks on civilians in southern Israel has been far more ferocious than anyone, including Hamas, expected.

Madoff Scheme Delivers Major Blow To FSU Jews

MOSCOW - The Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard Madoff is the latest in a string of financial blows to Jewish aid programs in the former Soviet Union, wiping out a major foundation that was the primary funder of Jewish higher education in Russia.

Madoff Scandal Rocks Jewish Philanthropic World

The securities fraud of Bernard Madoff has rocked the Jewish nonprofit world - and the worst may be yet to come.

Madoff Scandal Rocks Jewish Philanthropic World

The securities fraud of Bernard Madoff has rocked the Jewish nonprofit world - and the worst may be yet to come.

Tears And Praise As Israeli Victims Of Mumbai Attack Are Laid To Rest

KFAR CHABAD, Israel - Rabbis wept, women wailed and Chabad faithful called for avenging the tragedy in Mumbai with holiness and love as thousands gathered here Tuesday for the funerals of the two Chabad emissaries killed in last week's Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Tears And Praise As Israeli Victims Of Mumbai Attack Are Laid To Rest

KFAR CHABAD, Israel - Rabbis wept, women wailed and Chabad faithful called for avenging the tragedy in Mumbai with holiness and love as thousands gathered here Tuesday for the funerals of the two Chabad emissaries killed in last week's Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Jews Mostly Comfortable With Obama’s Early Appointees

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's "team of rivals" is turning into a collection well known to the Jewish community, which should comfort those who expressed apprehension about the president-elect's possible Cabinet choices.

Olmert Bids Adieu To U.S. Jews, Says ‘Peace Within Reach’

JERUSALEM - In a normal year, an address by the Israeli prime minster would be treated as the centerpiece of a gathering of American Jews, especially one being held in Jerusalem.

Olmert Bids Adieu To U.S. Jews, Says ‘Peace Within Reach’

JERUSALEM - In a normal year, an address by the Israeli prime minster would be treated as the centerpiece of a gathering of American Jews, especially one being held in Jerusalem.

Obama’s Pick For Chief Of Staff: Committed Jew, Political Attack Dog

WASHINGTON - Political insight, killer in a fight, Yiddishkeit - it's an inseparable package when it comes to Rahm Emanuel, say those who know President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be the next White House chief of staff.

Polls: Obama Making Big Gains Among Jewish Voters

WASHINGTON - Barack Obama is making significant gains among Jewish voters, according to two polls released last week.

Palestinian Leader, Islamist Chief Discuss Temple Mount Takeover

JERUSALEM - Meeting with an Islamist leader here, the Palestinian Authority's chief negotiator last weekend discussed ways to solidify Islamic control over the Temple Mount and block Jews from purchasing real estate in areas surrounding the holy site, according to a source involved in the talks.

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