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  • Iran threatens Israel, U.S.

    Iran threatened to strike Israel and U.S. interests if its nuclear facilities come under attack.

  • British Jews fight far-right party

    Ahead of local elections, the Board of Deputies of British Jews called for help with a telephone campaign against the far-right British National Party.

  • Report: Lau eyes presidency

    Tel Aviv’s chief rabbi reportedly plans to run for the Israeli presidency.

  • Shultz cited for Soviet Jewry push

    Former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz was honored for his efforts on behalf of Soviet Jewry.

  • Italian march marks Jewish Brigade

    The role of the Jewish Brigade, which fought in Italy during World War II, was commemorated for the first time as part of an annual march through Rome.

  • Weinreb to stay at O.U.

    The Orthodox Union reversed course and extended the contract of Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, its executive vice president, for two more years.

  • An exodus from seder’s heavy fare

    To balance the hard-boiled eggs, glistening casseroles and meaty entrees on seder tables, enlightened Passover hosts often select side dishes brimming with fresh produce. They’re filling but light, tasty and attractive.

  • Rice: Common agenda needed for peace

    A “common agenda” is needed to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Condoleezza Rice said after meeting with Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Pre-Castro Cuban Chanukah

    Jews in Cuba before Fidel Castro’s Communist revolution enjoyed prosperous lifestyles, including Chanukah dishes based on local ingredients.

  • The Thanksgiving kosher challenge

    On Thanksgiving, foods Americans love must be tweaked to share a sideboard with turkey in kosher homes. Most cooks simply substitute margarine for butter and move on. But what happens to flavor in the process?