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Exhibit recreates designs by ‘lady tailor’ turned away by FDR

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
Costume makers from local theater enlisted to create clothing based on Hedy Strnad’s Holocaust-era sketches for the Jewish Museum Milwaukee

UN rights chief: Ebola, Islamic State ‘twin plagues’

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
‘Both fomented quietly, neglected by world that knew they existed but misread their potential,’ says new top human rights official

Iran says progress made after ‘very difficult’ nuclear talks

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
FM Zarif: Vienna discussions focused on ‘solutions'; another round slated for next month as November 24 deadline looms

Policeman hurt in East Jerusalem clash

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
Officer sustains wounds to neck after Palestinian youths throw firecrackers, rocks at contested building in Ras al-Amud

Holocaust Museum displays horrific images of Syrian regime killings

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
Syrian military photographer who defected smuggled out more than 50,000 photos taken since 2011 uprising-turned-civil-war

Foreign Ministry confirms 3 Israelis dead in Nepal

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
Agam Luria, 23, named as one of those killed; fears for 4th Israeli, out of contact since avalanche; overall toll is 29; 12 Israelis rescued, none in life-threatening condition; 100 people still missing

Hamas: Indirect talks with Israel to resume this month

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood urges Islamist group to include its prisoners in presumed upcoming deal for remains of IDF soldiers

Zuckerberg buys part of Hawaiian island

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
Facebook CEO acquires 700 acres of Kauai as a private retreat, ensuring his privacy

Ex-con turned Hasid posed as cop

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
While in prison, former Latin Kings member Roberto Eddy Santos converted to Judaism and assumed the name Avroham Gross

To dance with the one I love

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
On Simchat Torah, a painful realization that she may not be man enough for Orthodox Judaism

Rabbi in voyeurism case seen as distant and, until now, morally strict

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
Arrest marks grim turn in career of Barry Freundel, hitherto known as national leader in establishing precepts for conversion

Israeli death toll in Nepal said to rise to 3

Times of Israel - Thursday October 16, 2014
29 believed dead overall — 24 bodies recovered, 5 presumed dead, after avalanche; 100 missing; 12 Israelis rescued, most in serious condition

Moroccan man, daughters held for trying to join IS

Times of Israel - Wednesday October 15, 2014
N.R. nabbed by authorities in Casablanca attempting to fly to Turkey along with his four and two-year-old children

Diversity and pluralism focus of Open Hillel conference

Times of Israel - Wednesday October 15, 2014
350 students gather at Harvard and discuss need for inclusion of non-Zionist voices in Jewish campus conversations about Middle East conflict

David Greenglass, Rosenberg spy case witness, dies

Times of Israel - Wednesday October 15, 2014
Man who testified against Jewish couple executed for giving nuclear secrets to Russia dies aged 92

Top US lawmakers urge West Africa travel ban

Times of Israel - Wednesday October 15, 2014
After two healthcare workers fall ill, House Speaker John Boehner calls for temporary measure to prevent further spread of virus to America

Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon overwhelmingly reject IS… and the US

Times of Israel - Wednesday October 15, 2014
New polls show jihadist group has very little backing in coalition countries, but Washington also gets low ratings

Rabbinical council suspends Freundel after voyeurism charge

Times of Israel - Wednesday October 15, 2014
Washington DC Orthodox rabbi faces ‘deeply troubling’ charges of peeping on ritual bathers in Georgetown synagogue

US resists extension of Iran nuclear talks beyond Nov. 24

Times of Israel - Wednesday October 15, 2014
Despite meeting between Zarif, Kerry and looming deadline, disagreement remains over Tehran’s capacity to enrich uranium

At least one Israeli dead, 12 injured in Nepal

Times of Israel - Wednesday October 15, 2014
‘Some are in serious condition, some worse,’ says Israeli rescue worker; 17 or more people killed in avalanche, blizzard on popular trek; over 100 still missing

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