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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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{FD} 2nd man convicted of terrorism in synagogue fire bombings

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A second New Jersey man has been convicted of terrorism charges after vandalizing and firebombing Jewish temples and a rabbi’s home. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge lifts restraining order allowing California synagogue to perform animal ritual

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Just as the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur began Tuesday night, a federal judge lifted a temporary restraining order against a California synagogue performing a ritual where chickens are twirled in the air before they’re slaughtered. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Judge rules religious rites trump animal rights

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The Latest on a legal battle between an animal rights group and a California synagogue (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Synagogue in 11th-hour appeal to hold chicken-killing ritual

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Lawyers for an Orange County synagogue have filed an 11th-hour motion asking a judge to dissolve a temporary restraining order preventing worshippers from carrying out a religious ceremony that involves killing chickens. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida synagogue vandalized on eve of Rosh Hashanah

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Officials say a South Florida synagogue was vandalized on the eve of Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah. Continue reading

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{FD} Birthright Israel: ‘A gift from 1 generation to another’

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For some young Jews, it’s almost become a rite of passage: taking a free trip through Birthright Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} Homeowners: Quash adult community’s coed swim limits

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Several homeowners are suing an adult community in New Jersey that restricts coed swimming because most of the residents are Orthodox Jews. Continue reading

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{FD} Court upholds sentence given to rabbi in voyeurism case

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An appeals court has upheld an approximately 6 ½-year sentence given to a once-prominent Orthodox rabbi who pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping nude women at a Jewish ritual bath in Washington. Continue reading

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{FD} Poll shows rift between US Jews, Israel on religious affairs

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A new poll shows American Jews are unhappy with the way the ultra-Orthodox stream of Judaism dominates religious affairs in Israel. Continue reading

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{FD} Menorah stolen from synagogue 3 weeks ago is returned

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A menorah that was stolen three weeks ago from a Philadelphia synagogue is mysteriously back where it belongs. Continue reading

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{FD} Report on anti-Semitism at Univ. of Tennessee only the ‘tip of the iceberg,’ watchdog warns

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The national watchdog group that uncovered a string of unchecked anti-Semitic social media posts among students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville warned on Wednesday that the findings were just the “tip of the iceberg,” The Algemeiner reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Housing community limits time men, women can swim together

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A housing community on the Jersey shore comprised of mostly Orthodox Jews has sharply limited the time men and women can swim together, angering some homeowners. Continue reading

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{FD} Connecticut man charged with making anti-Semitic threats

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A 50-year-old Connecticut man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges he made threats against Jews and synagogues on an internet forum for heavy metal music fans. Continue reading

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