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Penn State Gymnast Reflects on Olympics

  Among those who grabbed headlines related to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal surrounding Penn State University’s football program was Graham Spanier, the Jewish...
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In Ukraine, New Funds for Survivors Bring Relief — and New Expectations

  ODESSA, Ukraine In her dilapidated apartment, Larisa Rakovskaya examines a stack of unpaid heating bills. Sick and alone, the 86-year-old Holocaust survivor and widow is...
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Israel’s Baseball Fans Field Dreams of Growth

BAPTISTS’ VILLAGE, Israel The 14- and 15-year-old boys pat their gloves and stand alert across the infield, their knees bent and eyes shifting between home...
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Jewish Dems Question Netanyahu on ‘Daylight’

WASHINGTON   In the U.S.-Israel relationship, “daylight” is back, but this time it’s Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is being called on to draw down...
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Globally, A Year of Insecurity

The Jewish year 5772 was marked by a growing uncertainty among the Jewish people worldwide. From the threat of a nuclear Iran to Egypt’s new...
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Looking Back at Triumphs and Trials

As is often the case in the Jewish world, the past year was filled with both triumphs and tribulations. With history, both local and...

Netanyahu Asked to Intervene

  (JTA) — Kidnapped American Warren Weinstein called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to help free him from his Al Qaida captors.   The plea from...
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At Shul, Prayer’s Not Three Times a Day, It’s Morning to Night

    JERUSALEM On the ground floor of a building on a leafy residential street in southern Jerusalem, two men squeeze past each other in a crowded foyer.   One is...

A Leader in Child Abuse Prevention

    TULSA, Oklahoma It was an unlikely place, it might seem, for both such a conference and its major sponsors. But for two days the Israel-based...

Cuba Willing to Negotiate for Gross

  CUBA (JTA) — A Cuban Foreign Ministry official rejected claims by the wife of Alan Gross that the jailed American contractor was in ill...