Thursday, March 5, 2015 AdarI 14, 5775

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Arlen Specter, a lifelong squash player — he famously played even while undergoing chemo­therapy treatments — used to stake out choice territory on the court. He was, according to his partners, as aggressive in the game as he was in life. Edward. H Rosen, a friend of Specter’s since the late 1950s, recalled a game on Election Day in 1969,...
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JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli court ruled last week that papers belonging to writer Franz Kafka be transferred to the Israel National Library in Jerusalem. The papers, which include correspondence between Kafka and his close friend Max Brod, have been the subject of a custody battle between the Hoffe family and Israel’s National Library. Shortly before his death, Kafka left...
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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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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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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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