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Jewish community given back books stolen by Nazis

AP – “Recently rediscovered books plundered by the Nazis more than six decades ago were returned to Berlin’s Jewish community on Wednesday in a ceremony at the city’s landmark synagogue.

The Berlin Central and Regional Library formally handed over 10 books and three journal volumes discovered among more than 200,000 volumes being examined by researchers as part of a project to establish their origin, with a focus on restitution.”

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Iraq, US begin talks over fate of Hebrew archive

AP – “The Iraqi government is negotiating with U.S. authorities the return of millions of documents seized by U.S. troops and sent to Washington after the 2003 invasion. The director of the Iraq National Library and Archives, Saad Eskander, says the most valuable of these documents is the Iraqi Jewish Archive of books, manuscripts and records.”

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London Jewish Museum reopens after major facelift

AP – “A museum tracing the history of Britain’s 300,000-strong Jewish community is reopening after a 10 million pound ($15 million) expansion. The Jewish Museum calls itself the only such gallery in London dedicated to a minority group. It includes a large collection of Jewish ceremonial art as well as interactive displays tracing the history of Jews in Britain from the 11th century until the present day.

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Is Facebook Kosher?

Jerusalem Post – “Haredi women are turning to the Internet to build their businesses, which is raising questions about the “kosher” use of social-media tools. “Today you can’t run a business without the usage of a computer and the Internet world,” Rebbetzin Holly Pavlov, founder and director of She’arim College of Jewish Studies for Women in Jerusalem, said Wednesday. “Social media is part of marketing and branding, but it opens an array of dangers.”

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A Jewish Journal of Ideas Is Born

Haaretz – “Barring snowstorm-induced printing delays, during the week of February 15, mailboxes across the country will receive the launch issue of The Jewish Review of Books, a new print journal.”

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