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  • Balancing security, openness

    The head of the U.S. Jewish community’s security network says institutions need to think more seriously about security – but without needlessly sacrificing their sense of openness.

  • Israeli forces kill Gazan gunman

    Israeli troops patrolling outside the Gaza Strip killed a Palestinian gunman.

  • Lawyer gets jail time for bilking Holocaust survivors

    An Israeli lawyer got jail time for defrauding Holocaust survivors of $240 million.

  • “Kitzur Shulchan Aruch” published in Portuguese

    Portuguese-speaking Jews will be able to study the landmark “Code of Jewish Law” in their mother tongue.

  • Israel raps U.N. official

    Israel chastised a senior U.N. official who likened Palestinian rocket attacks to Israeli countermeasures.

  • Israeli named Czech Philharmonic conductor

    An Israeli, Eliahu Inbal, was named chief conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Castro steps down

    Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whose 49-year rule was marked by an anti-Israel stance, has stepped down.

  • Portugal honors Holocaust-era saver of Jews

    The Portuguese government paid tribute to a diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis.

  • Security tips for Jewish institutions

    Synagogues across North America are confronting the usual holiday dilemma: how to provide a safe and secure environment for synagogue members and guests while maintaining an open, welcoming environment befitting the High Holidays.