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  • New Orleans Jewish institutions remain closed in face of Hurricane Isaac

    New Orleans Jewish institutions remained closed on Thursday as the region continued to bear the torrential rains and winds of Hurricane Isaac.

  • JESNA to put main focus on Hebrew schools

    The Jewish Education Service of North America is “sharpening its thrust” to building up supplementary and Hebrew schools.

  • 16th century women’s siddur reissued in Hebrew

    A 500-year-old Sephardi women’s prayer book is being reissued in Hebrew.

  • Palestinians considering new U.N. statehood bid

    The Palestinian Authority is considering a bid in September to be a U.N. “non-member observer state.”

  • Cleveland Browns sale ends 51-year Jewish ownership

    The sale of the Cleveland Browns ends 51 years of Jewish ownership of the National Football League team.

  • More than 20,000 Londoners hold Munich moment of silence

    More than 20,000 people in various venues in London attended the British Zionist Federation’s “Minute for Munich” program that was promoted via social media.

  • Jewish summer campers ‘terrorized’

    Three adults and two juveniles are under arrest for allegedly making children at a Jewish summer camp feel “terrorized and in fear for their lives.”

  • Congressmen to hold moment of silence for Munich 11

    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a moment of silence for the Israeli athletes and coaches slain by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

  • How the Munich 11 petition went viral

    How the campaign for a moment of silence to honor the Munich 11 at the Olympic Games in London went from an idea by volunteers at a suburban New York JCC to an international effort involving world leaders.

  • Family fights to keep blind son at Camp Ramah in Canada

    Jewish activists were busy this week passing around an emotional blog post by Rabbi David J.B. Krishef, about his 15-year-old son, Solomon, who is blind. The teen was about to start the second half of eight weeks in Camp Ramah in Canada’s second oldest age group. On a recent visit to the camp, however, the Krishefs…