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Contrite Bruce Pearl brings his spirited style to Auburn basketball

BALTIMORE (JTA)-Shortly after assembling the players trying out for the American squad he'd be coaching at the 2009 Maccabiah Games, Bruce Pearl brought them to Sabbath evening services at the Heska...

 By Ben Sales    News    April 4, 2014

Stymied by Israeli bureaucracy, Ukrainian has been making aliyah for three years

LOD, Israel (JTA)-Sitting in his sister's living room in this town outside Tel Aviv, Yuriy Yukhatskov says he's glad to be far from his home city of Kiev. Yukhatskov, 44, says that what he sees as the...


Seven-year-old Jordanian boy saved by Israeli doctors

HAIFA—Suffering from acute kidney failure, 7-year-old “Y” needed a new kidney to survive. When the Jordanian boy’s parents learned that Rambam Health Care Campus had begun performing pediatric transplants—a procedure not available in...


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

N.J.’s Christie apologizes to Adelson over ‘occupied territories’ reference (JTA)—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apologized to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for referring to the “occupied territories” in a speech to the Republican...

 By Talia Lavin    News    April 4, 2014

In Crimea, a Karaite community carries on, and welcomes Russia

(JTA)-Russia's annexation of Crimea, the strategically critical peninsula that dangles from Ukraine into the Black Sea, has drawn international condemnation. But for the leader of the All-Ukrainian...

 By Danny Danon    Features    April 4, 2014

If more terrorists go free, I will resign

JERUSALEM (JTA)—It is no secret that when Israel’s government announced this past September that we would be returning to the table to negotiate with the Palestinians, I was not optimistic about the prospects of this latest round of talks. I...


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