Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774
Though never much of a hiker, Avi Lazar will be traveling to Tanzania on Aug. 26 where he'll attempt to climb the more than 19,000-foot-tall Mt. Kilimanjaro. Though the challenge may loom large -- it will take seven days and up to 50 hours to complete -- Lazar's making the trek for a good cause. The company where he works,...
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Ron Kampeas, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi is the declared winner of Egypt's presidential race and his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak, reportedly continues to lie near death in a coma -- just like the legacy he tried to craft for himself and his country. Mubarak, 84, once the entrenched leader of his land, was supposed to be leaving behind an Egypt pre-eminent in...
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Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer
Manchester, England is home to an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 Jews, 40 percent of whom keep kosher. Three of the community's six kosher delicatessens are run by Richard Hyman and his wife, Joanna. The 99-year-old family business, known to locals as "Titanics," was born out of the most famous maritime disaster in history. Richard, 42, is the great-grandson of Joseph...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — The journalist arrested in connection with an attack on an Israeli Embassy car in New Delhi reportedly was in touch with an Iranian intelligence officer and visited Iran before the attack. New Delhi Police will announce the breakthrough in the case in the coming days, the Economic Times newspaper reported, citing sources “in the security establishment.” Indian...
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BERLIN (JTA) — Madame Tussauds in Berlin unveiled a wax figure of Anne Frank depicted sitting at her desk, pen in hand, smiling dreamily. The unveiling took place last week amid some criticism about including a Holocaust victim at such a frivolous location, according to the Bild Zeitung, Germany’s most popular daily. Others say that as long as there is...
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