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  1. Vandals topple headstones at historic Boston-area Jewish cemetery

    (JTA) — Vandals toppled six headstones at one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Massachusetts. Police responded Thursday morning to reports of what appeared to be three teenage boys seen kicking over tombstones at the Netherlands Cemetery in Melrose, Mayor Robert Dolan reported on his blog. “I am deeply saddened and outraged by this vandalism...

  2. Muslim rioters, Israeli police clash after government lifts security measures

    (JTA) — Muslim rioters threw rocks at police officers near Jerusalem’s Lions’ Gate, breaking the relative calm of a day that followed 10 days of unrest over security at the Temple Mount. Police fired stun grenades into the hostile crowds, Ynet reported Friday, as Israel deployed a huge security force to keep the peace and...

  3. Chicago federation aims grants at reducing violent crime epidemic

    (JTA) — Chicago’s Jewish federation is giving $425,000 in grants to help reduce a cycle of violence gripping the city. Awarded through the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago, the grants will support the work of Sinai Health System ($175,000), the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago ($150,000) and the United Way Neighborhood Network Initiative ($100,000), the Jewish...

  4. Iconic Einstein ‘tongue’ photo brings $125,000 at auction

    LOS ANGELES (JTA) – A famous photo of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue at a photographer and signed by the renowned scientist has been sold for $125,000. The Nate D. Sanders auction house in announcing the sale Thursday evening did not reveal the buyer’s identity. The Hebrew University stands to benefit from the latest...

  5. Jews once fought — and died — for voting rights. Here’s why some are still at it.

    NEW YORK (JTA) — Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner are about the closest American Jews have to secular saints. The two Jewish civil rights workers traveled south for the Freedom Summer campaign of 1964, joining the African-American activist James Chaney in canvassing black churches. All three were kidnapped and murdered by a lynch mob. Forty-three years ago next...