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{FD} A Holocaust museum in Brooklyn focuses on faith, survival

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Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Town facing bias lawsuit rescinds parks ban

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The Latest on a New Jersey town accused in a lawsuit of using town ordinances to discriminate against Orthodox Jews (all times local): 11 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Town rescinds parks ban alleged to target Orthodox Jews

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A town facing federal and state lawsuits over ordinances alleged to discriminate against Orthodox Jews is poised to take a vote that could reshape the dispute. Continue reading

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{FD} Fire officials say lit menorah sparked fatal Hanukkah blaze

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Three young children and their mother perished early Monday in a fire that roared through their home on the sixth night of Hanukkah, and firefighters were investigating whether the blaze was touched off by the family’s menorah. Continue reading

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{FD} Hanukkah’s real meaning — Don’t just see the spiritual light, share it with the world

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Even most Jews are unaware that the key to the observance of Hanukkah isn’t lighting the candles, playing with dreidels (spinning tops), eating latkes (potato pancakes), or giving gifts (in an imitation of Christmas). Continue reading

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{FD} Some successful, and failed, attacks in NYC since 9/11

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Terrorists have struck, or tried to strike, New York City several times since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Continue reading

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{FD} Comment about Jews by Roy Moore’s wife sparks new ridicule

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The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore fought back against accusations that her husband doesn’t support blacks or Jews, saying at one point that one of their attorneys “is a Jew.” Speaking at a campaign rally Monday night in Midland C… Continue reading

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{FD} Menorah lightings planned around the world for Hanukkah

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Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas. Continue reading

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{FD} Actress Fran Drescher hosts Hanukkah celebration

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Actress Fran Drescher is hosting a major Hanukkah celebration in Boston. Continue reading

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{FD} Sen. Warren critical of Trump decision on Jerusalem

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Thousands of delegates attending a reform Judaism convention in Boston will be hearing from Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Continue reading

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{FD} Jerusalem is sacred place for Jews, Muslims, Christians

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Jerusalem holds deep religious significance for Jews, Muslims and Christians, heightening the stakes for President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Hamas says Trump disregards Palestinian feelings

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The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decision on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (all times local): 8:55 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Linda Sarsour blames ‘Jewish media’ for her controversial reputation

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Pro-Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour, sitting on an “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice” panel at New York City’s The New School, blamed the “Jewish media” for her controversial reputation. Continue reading

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{FD} Psychiatric help, then prison for Jewish center bomb plotter

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A federal judge is set to sentence a Florida man convicted of plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school center during Passover last year. Continue reading

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{FD} New center helping trace roots of Jews in New England

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The vibrant and influential history of New England’s Jewish population is being celebrated this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Demonstrators protest outside NYC home of former Nazi guard

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A crowd of teens from an Orthodox Jewish school are protesting a former Nazi concentration camp guard who lives in New York City. Continue reading

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{FD} FEMA rethinking ban on disaster aid to church buildings

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When disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit: New Jersey town illegally targeted Orthodox Jews

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New Jersey has sued a town over two recent ordinances that the state says illegally targeted the Jewish community from nearby New York. Continue reading

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{FD} Rabbi gets prison for stealing disabled preschoolers’ funds

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A New York City rabbi has been sentenced to prison for stealing $5 million in funding intended for disabled preschoolers. Continue reading

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{FD} State investigating park rules that some say target Jews

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New Jersey is now investigating how a town adopted a rule limiting use of a public park to state residents that opponents say targets Jews from a nearby New York town. Continue reading

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{FD} Alan Dershowitz: Valerie Plame knew exactly what she was tweeting

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Valerie Plame had to know what she was doing. Continue reading

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{FD} Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington, telling worshippers she believes being Jewish helped her empathize with other minority groups. Continue reading

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{FD} Children’s singer-songwriter facing child **** charges

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A music teacher and singer-songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide is facing child *********** charges. Continue reading

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{FD} After Irma, Florida Jews seek respite in High Holy Days

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During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor blasts court for decision on oldest US synagogue

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Rhode Island’s attorney general is criticizing an appeals court decision handing ownership of the nation’s oldest synagogue to a congregation in New York, saying it ignored state law and “overwhelming evidence” presented at trial and strips the Jewish … Continue reading

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{FD} Congregants in synagogue struggle say decision ignored law

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Congregants who worship at the nation’s oldest synagogue in Rhode Island are asking an appeals court to reconsider a decision that gave control of the building to a congregation in New York City. Continue reading

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{FD} US rabbis protest Trump by dropping holiday conference call

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American rabbis critical of President Donald Trump say they won’t try to organize a conference call with him for the Jewish High Holy Days next month. Continue reading

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{FD} Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville’s temple

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For Diane Gartner Hillman, the new reality of being Jewish in Charlottesville sunk in when she had to leave Congregation Beth Israel through the back door. Continue reading

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{FD} US Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters

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Ivanka Trump’s rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming “both sides” in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him grew. Continue reading

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{FD} Florida man pleads guilty in 2016 Jewish center bomb plot

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A Florida man has pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb a Jewish center during Passover. Continue reading

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{FD} Orthodox Jewish group sues town to keep religious markers

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An Orthodox Jewish community group has sued a New Jersey town that has moved to block the group from building a religious boundary made up of white plastic piping through town. Continue reading

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{FD} Losing side wants review in fight over oldest US synagogue

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Worshippers at the nation’s oldest synagogue plan to ask for a rehearing following an appeals court decision that gave ownership of their Rhode Island house of worship and bells worth millions of dollars to a New York congregation, according to a filin… Continue reading

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{FD} Town response to Jewish community stirs anti-Semitism fears

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Thin strips of PVC piping on utility poles around a New Jersey town have stirred worries that an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community just across the New York border plans to expand, and backlash from those who say the opposition raises worries about anti-S… Continue reading

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{FD} Congregation at oldest US synagogue reviewing legal options

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The Rhode Island congregants who worship at the nation’s oldest synagogue say they are reviewing their legal options after a federal appeals panel ruled the nation’s oldest Jewish congregation in New York owns the building and a set of ceremonial bells… Continue reading

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{FD} Appeals court decides fate of nation’s oldest synagogue

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The nation’s oldest synagogue has won a drawn-out property battle. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Partners in hate’ get prison for anti-Semitic firebombings

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Two men have been sentenced to 35 years in prison for terrorizing a group of Jewish communities in New Jersey. Continue reading

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{FD} California Imam under fire after asking Allah to ‘annihilate’ Jews in sermon

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Jewish groups have asked Homeland Security and the U.S. Attorney’s office to investigate a California Imam who gave a sermon calling on Allah to “annihilate” Jews “down to the very last one” — and asked for his congregants to take part in the slaughter. Continue reading

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{FD} Play depicting voyeur rabbi draws victims’ ire

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A new play depicting the crimes of an Orthodox rabbi who secretly videotaped women undressing and using a changing room at a Jewish ritual bath in Washington has drawn ire from his victims. Continue reading

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{FD} Convictions for 3 rabbis for forced divorces upheld by court

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A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of three Orthodox rabbis 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} 6 more New Jersey couples charged in benefits fraud probe

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Six more couples were charged with theft Thursday as part of an investigation that has uncovered more than $2 million in public welfare benefits going to New Jersey families that made too much to receive them. Continue reading

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{FD} Vandals post anti-Jewish banner at Holocaust memorial

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Vandals have posted a banner containing an anti-Jewish slur on a Holocaust memorial at a synagogue in a New Jersey shore town where several residents were recently accused of misrepresenting their incomes to improperly obtain public welfare benefits. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli PM wants bill that irked liberal Jews delayed

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Israel’s prime minister says a bill that would enshrine ultra-Orthodox monopoly over conversions will be postponed. Continue reading

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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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