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  • Fla. officials: Stop Hebrew classes

    Less than 48 hours after classes began at the nation’s only Jewish-oriented charter school, officials in Broward County, Fla., issued a command of their own: Thou shalt not teach Hebrew, at least for the time being.

  • Keeping the faith in Taiwan

    As Jews increasingly flock to Communist China to take advantage of booming business opportunities there, the Jewish presence in democratic Taiwan is disappearing. But an 89-year-old rabbi in Taipei is doing all he can to stem the tide.

  • Israeli firm to build largest solar park

    An Israeli company will build what is being called the world’s largest solar energy facility.

  • Jewish-oriented charter school to open

    America’s first Jewish-themed, taxpayer-funded charter school is set to open Aug. 20, and already it is sparking heated debates in South Florida over the separation of church and state.

  • Coalition saving Florida synagogue

    Jews and Greeks are banding together to save an old synagogue from the wrecking ball, perhaps even packing up the entire building and floating it up a waterway to another county.

  • Jewish doctor brings vision to Syria

    Joel Weinstein, a Jewish physician from Pennsylvania, recently took part in a medical mission to Syria.

  • Syrians ‘hate’ Israel, not Jews

    Syrians say they have respect for the Jewish religion but ‘hate’ Israel – even if it returns the Golan Heights.

  • Threat can’t stop Tunisian pilgrimage

    Neither tight security nor the threat of a terrorist attack could stop some 5,000 Jews from celebrating the annual Ghriba pilgrimage on the Tunisian island of Djerba.

  • Catholic artist plays Cuban klezmer

    A Catholic, Havana-born drummer combined klezmer music with Cuban salsa, and is now attracting a large Jewish audience.

  • Bangladeshi suffers for Israel tie

    For a man who says he could be condemned to death as early as next month, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is surprisingly calm. His crime: calling for diplomatic ties between his native Bangladesh and the State of Israel.