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Slovenian synagogue named national cultural landmark

Marcy Oster The Maribor Synagogue, built in the 14th century, was granted the status of a cultural landmark of national importance by government decree. ... [Link]

Jewish community quashes bill to reinstate ‘Portuguese Alfred Dreyfus’

Cnaan Liphshiz The measure in the case of a libeled army captain offered none of the financial compensation given to non-Jewish officers persecuted by the Salazar dictatorship. ... [Link]

Israeli rabbinical group to host 55,000 secular Jews for holiday services

Marcy Oster Tzohar will run its explanatory services at 295 locations throughout Israel. ... [Link]

Attacker of French troops guarding Paris-area synagogue arrested

Cnaan Liphshiz The troops were posted outside the synagogue and school following the slaying of four Jews in January at the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris. ... [Link]

Dutch chief rabbi was warned a year ago to avoid train travel

Cnaan Liphshiz The advice from police was due to Jacobs’ official function, for which he often appears on television, making him easily identifiable. ... [Link]

Amid fighting in Syria, Holocaust survivor’s grandson planning aliyah

Cnaan Liphshiz The 37-year-old former British soldier scrawls a Breslov Hasidic slogan on buildings that he helps Kurds reclaim from ISIS fighters. ... [Link]

Israel’s football team wins first international game

Marcy Oster The Israelis defeated Spain, 28-20, in Madrid in a bid to qualify for the International Federation of American Football’s B-Group International Tournament in 2016. ... [Link]

Massive gas field discovered in Mediterranean off Egypt’s coast

Marcy Oster The field is significantly larger than Israel’s offshore Leviathan field, which had been considered the largest gas field in the Mediterranean. ... [Link]

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