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ADL: Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. up by 21 percent

Uriel Heilman The organization in its annual audit of anti-Semitism counted 912 incidents last year, up from 751 in 2013, with the period surrounding last summer’s Gaza war seeing a surge of incidents. ... [Link]

Polish court changes date of death of Janusz Korczak

Marcy Oster The Polish court changed the official date of death of Polish-Jewish doctor and humanitarian, Janusz Korczak, who ran an orphanage for Jewish children, to reflect his death with the orphans in the Tre... [Link]

Olmert found guilty in retrial of Talansky Affair

Marcy Oster Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was found guilty in the retrial a case in which he was accused of accepting envelopes full of cash from U.S. Jewish businessman Morris Talansky. ... [Link]

Senators call for full funding for joint U.S.-Israel defense systems

Marcy Oster The programs include the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system as well as the David’s Sling and Arrow weapons systems. ... [Link]

Virginia State Bar cancels Jerusalem seminar, cites ‘discriminatory’ border policies

Marcy Oster The president of the state agency said the trip was canceled due to concerns that “many of its members” would not be let in to Israel. ... [Link]

ZAKA rescue team heading to Germanwings crash site

Marcy Oster The eight volunteers from the rescue organization will assist in the search and recovery mission, including working to find the remains of Eyal Baum, an Israeli citizen. ... [Link]

These 5 new Haggadahs are keepers

Gabrielle Birkner Every year, a sea of a new Haggadahs vies for our attention, money and a seat at our seder table. JTA sorts through this year’s crop. ... [Link]

Haggadah collection includes pop-up books, world’s tiniest seder guide

Gabrielle Birkner The University of Michigan was recently given a massive and eclectic collection of Passover Haggadahs. ... [Link]

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