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France’s National Front gains among Jews with tough stance on Arab anti-Semitism
BY Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
October 2, 2014

From the window of his Paris home, Michel Ciardi can see into the waiting room of a government welfare agency, where a predominantly Arab and African crowd awaits government checks. A former communist, Ciardi once believed the scene at the agency was a necessary element of French efforts to help integrate new immigrants. But that CONTINUE »

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Polish Jews split over plan to exhume massacre victims
BY Cnaan Liphshiz/JTA
October 2, 2014

In September 1941, a group of villagers wielding axes and other tools descended upon the homes of their Jewish neighbors and murdered every last one, according to testimonies gathered by Holocaust scholars. Not much else is known about the massacre in Wasosz, a village 100 miles east of Warsaw, including basics such as the number CONTINUE »

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Arab Bank held liable for supporting Hamas
BY Batya Ungar-Sargon/JTA
October 2, 2014

NEW YORK — Following a five-week landmark civil trial and two days of deliberation, a Brooklyn jury found Arab Bank liable of knowingly supporting terrorism in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. According to the U.S. District Court ruling on Sept. 22, the Jordan-based bank provided material support to Hamas — backing that helped CONTINUE »

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Ida Goldberg passes away at 104
BY Allie Freedman
October 2, 2014

Known for her many sayings, Ida Goldberg, who passed away Saturday, Sept. 27 at the age of 104, lived by the motto, “Old age is not for sissies.” Born in Sosnowiec, Poland on Dec. 12, 1909 to Aaron and Sophia Noonberg, her family left Eastern Europe for America when Ida was only 3 years old. CONTINUE »

BY Heather Norris
October 2, 2014

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation hosted the Rev. Andrew Foster Connors at its Friday, Sept. 19 service as part of the congregation’s one-week pulpit exchange with Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church. “Tonight, I recognize that that peace has been jeopardized by the actions of the Presbyterian Church’s General Assembly in actions it took over the summer,” CONTINUE »