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Jewish archive staying here — for now
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
May 22, 2014

A much-debated artifacts collection from the historical Jewish community in Baghdad that was slated to return to Iraq will remain in the United States for an additional two years, following last week’s announcement of an agreement between Iraqi officials and the U.S. State Department. The agreement extends the exhibit of a selection of the artifacts, CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
May 22, 2014

Gov. Martin O’Malley signed a bill last week that will help the state identify bad charities and give them enforcement power over charities that aim to scam Maryland residents. “I became aware of it from constituents who said ‘I got burned,’” said District 11 Delegate Dan Morhaim, who sponsored House Bill 1352. “And when they CONTINUE »

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Israeli naval ensemble entertains Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
BY Melissa Gerr
May 22, 2014

Four singing privates first class of the Israel Defense Forces Naval Ensemble had the audience clapping, singing and even dancing to the spirited and soulful songs they performed for the approximately 400 attendees in Beth El Congregation’s Offit Auditorium. The event, presented by Friends of the IDF and Beth El Congregation, honored Charlie Levine, founder CONTINUE »

BY JTA
May 22, 2014

A group of six Israeli runners reportedly was excluded from the West Bank portion of a regional long-distance run. Dubbed the Peace Run and led by Australian ultra-marathoner Paul Farmer, the course began in Lebanon and wound its way through Israel and the West Bank before ending Monday in Jerusalem. The group of Israeli runners, CONTINUE »

BY JTA
May 22, 2014

Nearly 75 percent of thousands of French Jews who participated in a recent survey said they are considering emigrating. The survey, the results of which were released Monday by the Paris-based Siona organization of Sephardic French Jews, encompassed 3,833 respondents from the Jewish community of France, Siona said. Of the 74.2 percent of respondents who CONTINUE »