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Hagel Vote Postponed, Senators Say Financial Info Withheld

"Until the committee receives full and complete answers, it cannot in good faith determine whether you should be confirmed as secretary of defense."

McLaughlin Sorry for Cuomo-Hitler Analogy (Video)

GOP Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin previously has likened Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Julius Caesar. Today he compared him with Hitler and quickly apologized – after the damage, mostly to himself, was done.

Thousands Pay Final Tribute To Ed Koch, Colorful Mayor And Champion Of Israel

Koch had recently left City Hall after 12 years as mayor of New York City and was touring Jerusalem when a Palestinian threw a rock at his group, striking Koch in the head. The ex-mayor was bleeding a bit but wasn’t really hurt, and he mopped up the wound with his handkerchief. The incident would become one of Koch’s favorite stories, the moment, he would say, when “I shed a little blood for the people of Israel.”

Obama to Visit Israel on Passover Eve to Push Peace

The president’s trip, his first to Israel since taking office, appears to show that he intends to concentrate on Middle East politics.

Jews Win Right to Carry on Shabbat on Long Island (+ Video)

U.S. judge dismisses Long Island eruv lawsuit.

Morsi’s Goon Squads Kill 2 Activists; US ‘Disturbed’

Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood regime is making Hosni Mubarak look like a peacenik. Police tortured to death two activists, others are “missing,” but the US is politely “disturbed” at its Muslim ally.

Ed Koch: Fiercely Jewish But Buried in a Churchyard

He explained at the time that he could not bear the idea that his body would have to leave New York City. "This is my home, the idea of having to go to New Jersey was so distressing to me."

British Judge Accepts N.Y. Beth Din’s Divorce Ruling

A British judge reportedly has accepted a U.S. rabbinical court’s ruling in a dispute between a haredi Orthodox man and his ex-wife.

Will Kerry Search for His Roots in Israel?

John Kerry’s name today would have been John Kohn, or maybe Yonatan Kohn, if his great-grandfather had not converted to Catholicism, and assuming his parents would have survived the Holocaust.

‘Quick Peace’ Losing Ground as US Gas and Oil Surpass Arab Production

"Low-cost natural gas is the elixir, the sweetness, the juice, the Viagra."

Netanyahu Condemns Terror Attack Against US Embassy in Turkey

Netanyahu condemns the terror attack in letter to Obama

Clinton Favors Rebels, Tells Russia, Iran: Stay Out of Syria

The departing Secretary of State would not comment on reports that Israel had bombed targets in Syria on Wednesday.

LGBT Jews Excited About Kids’ Purim Book With Two Dads

In honor of the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, gay news site Queerty is encouraging LGBT Jews to buy a new book featuring a Jewish boy with two fathers, the first of its kind to bring Judaism, children, and homosexuality together.

Louisiana Super Bowl Game to Serve Kosher Grub

Though the permissibility of watching hired sports players go to battle in a large stadium is a source of controversy amongst Torah observant Jews, the food being served at the upcoming Super Bowl games in New Orleans is not.

No More Hot Breakfasts for U.S. Troops Serving in Afghanistan

Troops have been writing home asking families and friends to send them care packages of cereals and other breakfast foods.

Brooklyn College Students Explain Academic Freedom to BC Profs, Admin.

"Like the right to free speech, academic freedom rights are not unbounded; the department has basically yelled “fire” on campus, and locked the doors to their department after doing so."

Atheist Birthright Founder and Rabbi Buchwald to Do Battle

Jewish Outreach founder Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald and Birthright’s co-founder, self-declared atheist Michael Steinhardt have agreed “to wrestle out” their beliefs in a debate.

Brooklyn College Poli-Sci Supporting Academic Boycotts of Israel

Ironically, given its promotion of an event that would silence academics, BC's Poli-Sci department is defending its involvement in the event by invoking "academic freedom."

Iranian Defector on Army Radio: ‘Big Explosion at Fordow’

"It was a big explosion, and because the facility is built under the mountain rock, it is very hard to reach workers trapped in there."

Police Still Baffled over Florida Murder of Canadian Jewish Couple

The couple's funeral service drew a standing-room-only crowd of more than 1,000

Israeli UN Envoy Admonishes UN Security Council

Selective perception is the hallmark of Security Council debates, says Ron Prosor.

Photographer Allegedly Handcuffed For Taking Photos

A Brooklyn photographer alleged that he was a victim of police brutality last week after an altercation with members of Brooklyn's 70th precinct left him in handcuffs and both his cell phone and camera damaged.

Chabad Rabbi’s Tu B’Shevat Art in Honor of Hurricane Sandy

Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, youth director at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, will be introducing a new art installation in honor of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year of Trees, inspired by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy.

Trees to Be Planted in Memory of Sandy Hook Shooting Victims

More than 2,000 people have made contributions in memory of the young victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut to plant a grove of trees in Israel.

Half-Jewish, Half-Saudi Woman Suing for 9/11 Strip Search

Shoshana Hebshi, a half-Jewish, half-Arab woman from Ohio is suing Frontier Airlines, the FBI, TSA and other governmental agencies after she says she was forced off a flight, strip-searched, and imprisoned on the tenth anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks.

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