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Is Binghamton U. Jewish Center Tops in Dreidel Spinning?

A Jewish student organization at Binghamton University is claiming to have broken a record for dreidel spinning, but a student newspaper there says the spinners spun out before breaking the mark.

N.J. Shul Claims New Menorah-Lighting Guinness Record

A New Jersey synagogue said that it set a new Guinness World Record by lighting 834 menorahs on 90 tables in an airport hangar.

Post-Sandy Victims Given Extra Time to Apply for Aid

The deadline for Superstorm Sandy victims in New York City, Nassau, Westchester, Orange, Suffolk, Rockland, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties has been extended to January 28, 2013 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Explosions Rock Damascus

Three explosions rocked Damascus on Wednesday, being detonated outside the Interior Ministry building. Syrian state-run Sana news reported that one person was killed and several others injured in a different car bomb attack near the Justice Ministry.

Germany Finally Approves Brit Mila Bill

AP reports that German lawmakers finally approved a bill that permits Brit Mila. 434 lawmakers voted in favor, 100 against and 46 abstained. The bill needed...

UPDATED: Female Soldier Kills Terrorist in Hebron

A female IDF soldier shot a Palestinian terrorist who pulled a gun and tried to shoot another IDF soldier near Ma'arat HaMachpelah (The Tomb of the Patriarchs) in Hebron.

Lawmakers Meet With Jailed New York Businessman In Bolivia

Two members of Congress met in Bolivia with an American-Jewish businessman who has been jailed there without charges for 18 months.

Iran Seeks Missile And Naval Bases In Sudan; Netanyahu Blasts UN And EU Indifference

JERUSALEM – In the aftermath of alleged Israeli Air Force attacks against Sudanese weapons storage facilities and arms smuggling convoys that featured advanced Iranian weapons destined for Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have increased their military alliance with Sudan. Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and genocide.

Guilty Verdict In High-Profile Abuse Case

Nechemya Weberman, a prominent member of Brooklyn’s Satmar chassidic community who practiced therapy without a license, was found guilty on 59 counts of sexual abuse.

Congress Losing Several Longtime Pro-Israel Pillars

WASHINGTON – When the new Congress convenes in January, it will be missing several longtime pillars of support for Israel on Capitol Hill.

Chemicals Thrown in Face of Williamsburg Rabbi Who Supports Sex Abuse Victims

The vast majority of the rabbis of the Williamsburg community backed Weberman from the time of his arrest.

Iran Denies Connection to North Korea Missile Launch

North Korea launched a long-range rocket, called Unha-3, on Wednesday. North Korea claims to have successfully placed a satellite into orbit, and NORAD confirms that...

Former Cabinet Secretary: The Two State Solution Means Hamas Rule

A Palestinian state would mean an 'Iranian outpost a few kilometers from the center of the country.'

French Teacher Terminated for Complaining about Anti-Semitism

A school in France terminated the employment of a teacher shortly after she complained about anti-Semitic behavior by her students. Lyonmag.com, a news site, reported...

Report: Coerced Contraception of Ethiopian Olim (Video)

“They told us, ‘You won’t immigrate to Israel. You also won’t come into this clinic. You won’t get help and medical treatment.’”

Hillary Congratulates Kenya on Behalf of Obama on Jamhuri Day

On the Occasion of the Republic of Kenya's National Day, here's a press statement from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: "On behalf of President...

Liberman: No Money to the PA for 4 Months

Foreign Minister Liberman said today that the Palestinian Authority owes Israel NIS 1.6 Billion. The money is owed for electric, water, other services, as...

Counter-Pedophilia Activist Attacked in Williamsburg

Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg, a Williamsburg based counter-pedophilia activist was attacked and injured, allegedly by the son of a man Rosenberg had named as a pedophile. The...

Pentagon Asking Congress to Sell Israel 1,725 Bunker Busters

The BLU-109 is a so-called bunker buster, designed to “defeat an enemy’s most critical and hardened targets.

Everyone Expecting Hillary Home Run in 2016

Clinton's approval ratings have always been high amongst American Jews - this was true even after the infamous "Suha Smooch."

Israeli 8th Graders’ Math Scores Ahead of All Western Democracies

Singapore, Korea, and Hong Kong SAR, followed by Chinese Taipei and Japan, were the top-performing countries.

IDF Raided NGO Offices in Ramallah, Tear Gassed Protesters

Israeli forces confiscated files and computer hardware.

Weberman Found Guilty

Satmar Rabbi Nechemya Weberman was found guilty of 59 counts of sexual abuse in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn on Monday.

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