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Kiev’s Jewish Protestors; Yeshiva U. Cuts Budget

Plus Kerry says spring peace deal still attainable, and more in the news

by
Stephanie Butnick
December 13, 2013
Anti-government protesters guard a barricade designed to keep police from evicting them from Independence Square on December 13, 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine.(Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Anti-government protesters guard a barricade designed to keep police from evicting them from Independence Square on December 13, 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine.(Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

• The spring target date for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is still on, Secretary of State John Kerry insists. [Times of Israel]

• A Spanish hotel built atop the remains of a 15th century synagogue has opened a seventh-floor synagogue after negotiations with the local Jewish community. [JTA]

• The young Jews on the frontline of the anti-government protests in Kiev, Ukraine. [Jerusalem Post]

• Kosovo, long struggling for recognition as an independent state, got an unusual source of validation: Facebook. [NYT]

• Yeshiva University announced major budget cuts, including a $100,000 salary decrease for President Richard Joel. [Forward]

• Lena Dunham interviewed Judy Blume, and you can read all 80 pages of it (BRB…) [Jewcy]

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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