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  • Jerusalem remains tense as Al Aqsa mosque partially reopens

    Jerusalem remains tense as Al Aqsa mosque partially reopens
    Jerusalem remained tense Friday as the Al Aqsa mosque was partially reopened to Muslim worshipers while Palestinians clashed with police around the city in a "day of rage" against Israeli policies. A temporary ban on access to the Muslim holy site was...
  • The God Squad: How long have we prayed for the dead?

    Q: My husband died in April of this year after a three-year battle with cancer. At the wake, the priest asked us to pray for his soul. Other than, "May he rest in peace," what prayers did he have in mind? In mourning. — C., Melville, NY A: Most...
  • Allentown JCC to reveal new squash courts at open house

    Allentown JCC to reveal new squash courts at open house
    You may have never played squash, or only think of it as a side dish at your Thanksgiving dinner, but it's also one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. Soon, Lehigh Valley residents will have an opportunity to join in the craze. With the...
  • Untangling 5 myths about the Berlin Wall

    November marks 25 years since the world changed with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event is now weighted down, not just by its historical significance but by interpretation, memory and legend. Many recall the coverage of jubilant Berliners dancing on...
  • Donors increased gifts to big Maryland charities

    Donors increased gifts to big Maryland charities
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore saw the biggest jump in private donations in 2013 among some of the state's largest charities while the University of Maryland at College Park experienced the largest decline in gifts raised last year, according to...
  • Review: 'The Nazis Next Door' by Eric Lichtblau

    Review: 'The Nazis Next Door' by Eric Lichtblau
    It is no longer a revelation that U.S. intelligence services and other government agencies allowed thousands of Nazis, from rocket scientists to concentration camp guards, to stream into this country after World War II. Richard Rashke's excellent 2013...
  • Israel's one-armed sharpshooter to speak in Springs, Boynton

    Israel's one-armed sharpshooter to speak in Springs, Boynton
    After he lost his left arm in a mortar attack near Gaza and was lying in the hospital, Izzy Ezagui made a decision: He was going to rejoin the Israeli army. Despite objections from doctors and many in the military — and even the prime minister &#...
  • Prayers for the dead have a long and noble tradition

    Q: My husband died in April of this year after a three-year battle with cancer. At the wake, the priest asked us to pray for his soul. Other than, "May he rest in peace," what prayers did he have in mind? In mourning. -- C., Melville, NY A: Most of our...
  • Surrogacy moms fight for Jewish recognition

    Surrogacy moms fight for Jewish recognition
    What determines if a child is Jewish? The egg — or the womb? Three South Florida Jewish mothers who finally have the children they desperately wanted, but could not have for medical reasons, are now fighting to have those children recognized as...
  • Israel's Netanyahu fumes at reported U.S. slur

    Israel's Netanyahu fumes at reported U.S. slur
    This article contains language some readers might find offensive. An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit," or worthless coward, drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli...
  • Orthodox Jewish school brings in experts to give kids the tools for healthy life

    Orthodox Jewish school brings in experts to give kids the tools for healthy life
    — Jumping jacks and running around are more fun when you have a former Dolphins player doing it with you. Just ask 7-year-old Eliyah Ehrlich. "This isn't gym — this is football," he said as hundreds of children converged on a course...