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 By Ben Harris    News    April 26, 2013

Deception deals blow to reputation of prominent Orthodox rabbi, Michael Broyde

NEW YORK (JTA)—Until [two weeks ago], Michael Broyde was considered one of the most respected Orthodox rabbis in America. A professor of law at Emory University, the author of dozens of books and articles, and a leading authority on the... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    April 26, 2013

Rabbi David Lazar, too brash for Stockholm?

(JTA)—Having grown up in a devoutly Christian home, Irene Lopez would probably not be raising her daughter Jewish if not for David Lazar, the charismatic rabbi of the Great Synagogue of Stockholm.... Full story



Elijah Ben Goldberg, son of Russell and Amy Goldberg of Lake Mary, Fla., will be called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Congregation Beth Am in Longwood. Eli is an “A... Full story


Scene Around

A correction… In last week’s column I suggested sending garbage pails filled with doggie poop bags over to North Korea as a missile. I now realize that was such a bad idea because human poop is... Full story

 By Edmon J Rodman    News    April 26, 2013

When you're a Jew in a glass box, who brings the Windex?

Get out your squeegees and glass cleaner. In Berlin, Jews are being put on display in a transparent box, and you might want a clear view. Called “Jews in a Showcase,” the exhibit, which runs through August, invites a Jew to sit and answer... Full story

 By Alex Traiman    News    April 26, 2013

Israeli economy, stable during global crisis, could be disturbed by budget deficit

While the Israeli economy has managed to steadily weather the global financial crisis of recent years, a growing budget deficit now threatens to disturb the relative economic stability of the past... Full story


Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Hundreds of Jewish markings catalogued in Portuguese town (JTA)—Portuguese researchers have catalogued hundreds of secret markings that Jews left on structures in Seia in the 16th century following their forced conversion to Christianity. A... Full story


Seeking Kin: Retrieving baseball memorabilia from attics and memory banks

BALTIMORE (JTA)—Josh Perelman is seeking kin—but not his own. Rather, Perelman is on a quest for families and individuals who will share memories, artifacts and pictures that help tell the story o... Full story

 By Adam Nicky    News    April 26, 2013

Death of Jordanian policeman killed guarding Israelis fuels threats

AMMAN, Jordan—The death of a Jordanian tourism policeman killed while guarding visiting Israelis have evoked threats by members of the victim’s tribe to abduct or kill Israeli tourists unless the government opens an independent probe into the... Full story


Matzah Soldier draws trendy clientele with fresh take on Grandma's cooking

BUDAPEST, Hungary (JTA)—On a corner in the heart of the former Jewish ghetto here, David Popovits sits down for some matzah ball soup and super-sized dumplings at his newly opened kosher-style... Full story

 By Michael Stors    News    April 26, 2013

Syrian Jihadis hijack revolution

Ma’arat Numan, Syria—When the jihadist organization Jabhat al-Nusra announced it was joining Al-Qa’ida last week, Syrians in rebel-held territories cringed. “Now everyone will think our revolution is nothing but a jihadist power grab,... Full story

 By Linda Gradstein    News    April 26, 2013

Jahalin Bedouin fear new Israeli transfer plan

Id Khamis Jahalin sits in his sparsely furnished, illegally-built shack, and worries about his future. A father of seven, he was born in this community of tents and shacks about 10 miles east of Jerusalem. Sitting on a thin mattress that substitutes... Full story

 By Gil Shefler    News    April 26, 2013

Fewer high school students travel to Israel

NEW YORK (JTA)—With the summer travel season fast approaching, providers of Israel programs for teenagers are bracing themselves for what several say could be a season of historically low travel in a year unaffected by major security concerns.... Full story


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