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{FD} 7 couples from same town charged with public benefits fraud

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Seven married couples from the same New Jersey shore town, including a rabbi and his wife, now face charges that they misrepresented their income to get a combined $2 million in public welfare benefits they weren’t entitled to. Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court playground ruling feeds school voucher debate

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other proponents of school voucher programs are praising a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said a Lutheran church was wrongly denied a state grant for its preschool playground. Continue reading

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{FD} Rabbi, several others arrested in public benefits fraud case

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A New Jersey rabbi and his wife and three other couples defrauded state and federal public assistance programs out of more than $1 million by underreporting their incomes, according to criminal complaints released Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Women with Star of David flags told to leave Chicago gay pride march

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LGBT Pride festivities in Chicago took an ugly turn over the weekend when three women were ejected from a march because their rainbow flags bore a Jewish Star of David. Continue reading

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{FD} Former Muslim charged with making bomb threat to mosque

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Authorities say a former Muslim threatened to blow up a Florida mosque, later telling investigators he was being targeted for converting to Judaism. Continue reading

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{FD} Teen raises $15K to send Holocaust survivor to Israel

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A Southern California teen raised about $15,000 to send an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor to Israel so the man can meet his last living relative and finally receive his bar mitzvah, according to a newspaper report Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Officials question license of school in sexual abuse case

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A Jewish boarding school’s licensing is under scrutiny by Connecticut officials after the school was ordered to pay $20 million in a lawsuit accusing its founding rabbi of sexually abusing a student. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge sets guilty plea in Florida Jewish center bomb plot

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A man is set to plead guilty later this month in an alleged plot to bomb a Florida synagogue and Jewish school in support of the Islamic State extremist group. Continue reading

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{FD} Autopsy of brother of man who killed boy inconclusive

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Nearly six years after detectives uncovered the dismembered remains of an 8-year-old boy in a Brooklyn house, the brother of the man now imprisoned for kidnapping and killing the child has been found dead in the same family home. Continue reading

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{FD} Brother of NYC man who dismembered boy found dead stuffed in closet

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A law enforcement official says the brother of a man who kidnapped and dismembered an 8-year-old boy in New York City has been found dead in a basement closet of the family’s home. Continue reading

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{FD} Brother of man who dismembered boy found dead in home

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A law enforcement official says the brother of a man who kidnapped and dismembered an 8-year-old boy in New York City has been found dead in a basement closet of the family’s home. Continue reading

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{FD} Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

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To cover up or not to cover up? Continue reading

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{FD} Attorney: plea agreement near in Jewish center bomb plot

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A defense attorney says a plea agreement is near for a man accused of plotting to bomb a South Florida synagogue and Jewish school in support of the Islamic State extremist group. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit over synagogue’s chicken slaughter dismissed

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A federal judge has tossed out an animal rights group’s lawsuit against a California synagogue that practices the ritual slaughter of chickens. Continue reading

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{FD} Rabbi accused of raping student ordered to testify at trial

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A Connecticut rabbi has been ordered to testify at a civil trial on allegations he repeatedly sexually assaulted a teenage boy. Continue reading

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{FD} Measles outbreak sickens dozens of Minnesota Somalis

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An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has sickened more than 30 children in recent weeks, primarily in the state’s large Somali-American community, where many parents avoid the measles vaccine because of unfounded fears that it causes autism. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who threatened Jews on metal music site faces sentencing

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A Connecticut man who posted threats against Jews and synagogues on a metal music internet forum plans to argue at his sentencing that he has served enough time in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Passover pizza: New triangular matzo shape debuts

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It’s not your bubbe’s matzo. Continue reading

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{FD} NJ rabbi stole $630G from special needs tuition fund, indictment claims

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A rabbi in New Jersey stole more than $600,000 worth of public tuition money from a special needs school that he founded, and used much of the cash to invest in a clothing business, according to an indictment against him. Continue reading

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{FD} Chabad Lubavitch hosts Seders around the world

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If spring break or other travel takes you away from home during Passover, the Jewish outreach organization Chabad-Lubavitch hosts communal Seders in cities, on college campuses and in vacation destinations around the world. Continue reading

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{FD} For some, Passover Seder will address global refugee crisis

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Abdul Jalal Hashimi grew up in Kabul and fled with his family to the United States after working more than six years against the Taliban alongside American military forces. Continue reading

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{FD} US Jews wrestle with arrest of Jew in bomb threats case

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Jewish groups had pointed to scores of bomb threats against their communities as the most dramatic example of what they considered a surge in anti-Semitism. Continue reading

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{FD} Senate confirms Trump’s choice for US ambassador to Israel

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The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to Israel, ignoring objections from Democrats that David Friedman lacked the temperament for such an important diplomatic post. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli-American arrested in US Jewish community center bomb threats

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Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday the suspect’s motives are unclear. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge: man competent for Jewish center bomb plot trial

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A South Florida man has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial on charges of plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school in support of the Islamic State terrorist group. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli man arrested in US Jewish community center bomb threats

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Israeli police say they have arrested a 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as the primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Thursday the suspect’s motives are unclear. Continue reading

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{FD} US Muslims and Jews strengthen bonds amid acts of bigotry

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They sat on either end of the congressmen’s couch, one a Jewish healthcare executive whose parents fled Germany in 1936, the other the Kashmiri Muslim chairman of a well-known American furniture chain. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim veterans vow to protect Jewish cemeteries amid anti-Semitic threats

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Following the desecration of hundreds of graves at Jewish cemeteries and wave after wave of hoax bomb threats at Jewish community centers and day schools around the nation, Muslim veterans are offering their support and vow to protect these places of w… Continue reading

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{FD} Jewish centers targeted with bomb threats day after cemetery vandalized

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Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia began raising money to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery. Continue reading

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{FD} Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia

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Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens of headstones toppled at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

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Up to 100 headstones have been damaged at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, authorities said Sunday. Continue reading

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{FD} Support pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

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A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths. Continue reading

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{FD} Dozens of headstones damaged at Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

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Investigators with the University City Police Department are working to determine who knocked over or damaged several headstones at a local Jewish cemetery. Continue reading

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{FD} Tensions over Trump deepen fractures among American Jews

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The early weeks of the Trump administration have widened divides between liberal and conservative Jews, setting off quarrels over anti-Semitism, Israel and the Holocaust. Continue reading

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{FD} Largest branch of American Judaism opposes Trump envoy pick

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The leaders of the largest branch of American Judaism are declaring their opposition to the combative bankruptcy lawyer President Donald Trump selected to be his ambassador to Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} DeVos’ first assignment: Mend fences with education foes

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On her first day on the job, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos plunged into her initial assignment: mending fences with her opponents following a bruising confirmation battle. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump moves toward a tougher line on Israeli settlements

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President Donald Trump is warning Israel that constructing new settlements “may not be helpful” to Middle East peace efforts, shifting toward a tougher line with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. Continue reading

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{FD} In shift, Trump warns Israel against new settlements

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President Donald Trump on Thursday warned Israel that constructing new settlements “may not be helpful” to Middle East peace efforts, shifting toward a tougher line with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. Continue reading

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{FD} Religious groups join outpouring against Trump refugee order

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Rabbi Joel Mosbacher had just finished the morning’s Shabbat service when he got an urgent message: Rabbis were needed at New York’s Kennedy Airport. Continue reading

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{FD} Rabbis convicted in forced divorces want verdicts overturned

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Three Orthodox rabbis have asked a federal appeals court to overturn their convictions on charges they played roles in a ring that used brutal tactics to force unwilling Jewish men to divorce their wives. Continue reading

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{FD} Rabbis plan response to white supremacist threats in Montana

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Orthodox Jewish rabbis said Wednesday they will counter white supremacists’ harassment of the Jewish community in the Montana town of Whitefish by sending students to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp and by mailing a Torah to every Jewish family … Continue reading

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{FD} Jewish centers in several states targeted with bomb threats

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Bomb threats targeted Jewish community centers in several states, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether the threats were linked, authorities said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Trailblazing Hasidic woman judge: ‘It’s the American dream’

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In some ways, real estate lawyer Rachel Freier has a background that might be expected in a new civil court judge. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel has all sides on edge

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If President-elect Donald Trump wanted to show he planned to obliterate President Barack Obama’s approach to Israel, he may have found his man to deliver that message in David Friedman, his pick for U.S. ambassador. Continue reading

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{FD} Trump’s inaugural to include interfaith prayer service

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Donald Trump’s Inaugural weekend will include an interfaith prayer service at Washington’s National Cathedral. Continue reading

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{FD} Forget Tinder? Looking to tradition to find a mate

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The rules are different in observant Judaism, and more young people could learn from them. Continue reading

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{FD} After years without rabbi, South Dakota is about to get one

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South Dakota’s small, tight-knit Jewish community has made do without a rabbi for several years, but the state’s status as the only one with no rabbi will change this winter when a family arrives from New York to open a Jewish community center. Continue reading

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{FD} Anti-Semitic remarks taunt rabbi after Trump’s election win

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A rabbi who leads a Modern Orthodox synagogue said on Wednesday he and his congregants are growing accustomed to the toll of anti-Semitic taunts that have become a “not irregular feature of life” before and after the presidential election. Continue reading

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{FD} New York’s Yeshiva University new president works in Israel

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New York’s Yeshiva (yeh-SHEE’-vuh) University has chosen the head of a Jewish heritage center in Israel as its new president. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Trump considering Richard Grenell for UN post

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The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 11:45 a.m. Continue reading

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