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BY Marc Shapiro
October 10, 2013

After customers in a New Jersey store were allegedly told that Hobby Lobby doesn’t cater to Jewish customers, the company issued an apology and said it is re-evaluating its merchandise selection and investigating the incident. New Jersey blogger Ken Berwitz reported that family friends went to a Hobby Lobby in Marlboro, N.J., which was stocked CONTINUE »

BY Meredith Jacobs
October 10, 2013

Hostess Brands recently emerged from bankruptcy, which means Wonder Bread is back on the shelves. Remember Wonder Bread? It’s hard to forget the fluffy American sandwich staple of the 20th century. But now, it’s going kosher. The Orthodox Union recently announced that it’s certifying Wonder Bread products in regions of the U.S. If the product CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
October 10, 2013

A Pikesville-based commercial redevelopment company acquired an 800,000-square-foot shopping center in Maple Heights, Ohio, making it the largest project in the company’s portfolio. America’s Realty bought the shopping center, its 220th, for $14 million, or $17.50 per square acre. “There’s a void of a lot of services, and we want to cater to the area,” CONTINUE »

BY Eric Hal Schwartz
October 10, 2013

Jacob Baime has been selected as the new executive director of the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), the college pro-Israel advocacy organization. “I’m very passionate about pro-Israel campus affairs,” Baime said. “I’m a product of .” Baime first got involved with ICC as a college student when he and other Brandeis students received a grant CONTINUE »

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World mourns the loss of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef
BY Maayan Jaffe with JTA Wire Service and JNS.org
October 10, 2013

More than 800,000 people (one-tenth of the population of Israel) attended Rabbi Ovadia Yosef’s funeral earlier this week. Rabbi Yosef died Monday at the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem of complications from multiple organ failure. He was 93. Since his passing, countless articles and statements by some of the world’s most important Jewish (and CONTINUE »