Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Elul 7, 5774

NEW YORK (JTA) — Orthodox Jewish groups have sued New York City to block a required warning to parents of the dangers of a ritual in which the circumciser uses his mouth to draw blood from the baby’s penis. The lawsuit was filed Oct. 11 in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan by the Central Rabbinical Congress of the United...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the European Union for adopting new sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu, speaking Tuesday at the start of a meeting in Jerusalem with European Union member state ambassadors, called the sanctions “tough” and said Iran was “the greatest threat to peace in our time.” “These sanctions are hitting the Iranian economy hard, [but]...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli airstrikes targeted and killed a leader of a terror group linked to Al Qaeda in the Gaza Strip, according to the Israeli military. Israel also struck two terror cells, one that fired rockets on Israel and one preparing to launch rockets, its military said, during a weekend of attacks by both sides. Two rockets fired from...
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Diego Melamed, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina When the Sao Paulo Hebraica Sports Club and Community Center in Brazil opened the Aleph School last month, it welcomed 450 students and had 120 more on the waiting list for next year. Hebraica, which is similar to an American Jewish community center, has reached 24,000 members and has a $30 million budget. Meanwhile, Sao Paulo’s oldest...
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Two Jewish women are competing in the region’s hottest congressional races, both Democratic challengers attempting to unseat Republican incumbents. In Pennsylvania’s 8th district, which covers Bucks County and a small portion of Montgomery County, lawyer Kathy Boockvar is locked in a tight battle with U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick. And on the other side of the Delaware River, the battle is...
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