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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.

  • Madonna headed to Israel for Rosh Hashanah

    Madonna is leading a delegation of Hollywood superstars to Israel for Rosh Hashanah.

  • Illinois passes Israel life insurance law

    Illinois passed a law proposed by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago that will expand the state’s ban on insurance discrimination based on foreign travel.

  • Stanford, Haifa U. seek oil alternative

    Stanford and Haifa universities are together seeking an alternative fuel to oil.

  • U.N. envoy urges Israel to bolster Abbas

    The United Nations urged Israel to do more to shore up Palestinian support for Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Abbas, Haniyeh tied in popularity poll

    Mahmoud Abbas and his top Hamas rival are equally popular among Palestinians, a survey found.

  • Yeshiva University drops in college rankings

    Yeshiva University dropped to 52 in the annual U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

  • AJC mourns former official

    The American Jewish Committee mourned the passing of Morris Fine, a former official with seven decades of affiliation with the organization.

  • Ben-Eliezer warns Syria against war

    An Israeli Cabinet minister warned Syria against going to war to regain the Golan Heights.

  • 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.