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Italian Jewish leader detained after Auschwitz visit

Ben Sales Left alone on the camp’s grounds, the men attempted to leave Auschwitz at midnight via a side exit. ... [Link]

Sheldon Silver to step down as NY State Assembly speaker

Ben Sales Silver was arrested last week for allegedly receiving payments from a law firm without properly disclosing them. ... [Link]

Four wounded as Hezbolllah hits Israeli tank

Ben Sales The attack came hours after the Israel Defense Forces struck a Syrian artillery post. ... [Link]

Democrats in Senate delay backing sanctions until March 24

Ron Kampeas Ten Senate Democrats told President Barack Obama they would not push for an Iran sanctions vote until after a midway deadline in Iran talks. ... [Link]

What Jewish ethics tell us about ‘Deflategate’

mbrodsky Rabbi ethicists offer some insights into the national controversy over the Patriots’ victory that sent them to the Super Bowl. ... [Link]

David Landau, Haaretz editor and JTA’s longtime Israel bureau chief, dies at 67

Julie Wiener The British-born Israeli journalist, who died of brain cancer at 67, held top positions at several English-language publications. ... [Link]

Ariel Kleiman back at Sundance with feature debut, a dark drama

Anthony Weiss “Partisan,” co-written with longtime collaborator and girlfriend Sarah Cyngler, is the story of a paranoid man who walls himself off from the wider world. ... [Link]

Hollande tells French Jews ‘France is your country’

Gabe Friedman The French president’s remark follows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call for French Jews to emigrate to Israel in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. ... [Link]

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