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{FD} Town accused of bias against Orthodox Jews settles lawsuit

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A New Jersey town has agreed to repeal an ordinance that state officials said discriminated against Orthodox Jews. Continue reading

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{FD} Israeli questioning of US Jews at border exposes deeper rift

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When Simone Zimmerman arrived at the check-in window at the Israeli border with Egypt, it didn’t take long for the young activist to run into trouble. Continue reading

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{FD} Advocacy group sues state over Orthodox Jewish yeshivas

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A group claiming some Orthodox Jewish yeshivas don’t teach enough reading, writing and arithmetic sued New York state on Monday in an effort to force change. Continue reading

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{FD} Town sued over denial of religious group’s expansion plans

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The latest battle pitting a religious group against a town zoning board is playing out in federal court. Continue reading

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{FD} Hasidic ‘defectors’ find challenges, isolation in pursuing a new life

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Hasidic Jews who leave their religious community find new freedoms on the outside, but also awkward moments, an unfamiliar culture and broken relationships with relatives and former friends. Continue reading

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{FD} Hasidic leaders sharply limit members’ web, smartphone use: ‘It’s like we’re in North Korea’

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The father of five was summoned to a meeting with leaders of his ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish sect in Kiryas Joel, N.Y., a village of some 22,000 about 50 miles north of New York City. Continue reading

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{FD} Insular Hasidic Jews struggle to preserve customs as legal and social pressures build

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They have large families – a brood of 10 doesn’t raise eyebrows in their communities. It is their duty to multiply, they are told. Continue reading

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{FD} Losing side vows to appeal in fight over oldest US synagogue

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A federal appeals court has let stand a decision that removed control of the oldest synagogue in the United States from its congregants and put it in the hands of a New York congregation. Continue reading

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{FD} Texas church’s ‘dangerous isms’ include Judaism, Islamism

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A Dallas-area church has distributed flyers advertising a series of weekly seminars it plans to host condemning “dangerous isms,” such as Judaism, Islamism and liberalism. Continue reading

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{FD} Suspect in vandalism to Jewish boundary pleads not guilty

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A Massachusetts man charged with vandalizing the boundaries of a symbolic Jewish household known as an eruv is heading to court. Continue reading

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{FD} Millennial Jews are not distancing themselves from Israel, quite the contrary

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News stories have warned us of an unprecedented distancing between Israeli and North American Jewry. Continue reading

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{FD} Amid conflict, Jews and Muslims in US seek solidarity

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As turmoil spreads through the Middle East, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past, a sharp contrast to the violence engulfing their homelands this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Head of Orthodox safety patrol arrested on sex abuse charges

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Prosecutors say the leader of a safety patrol in Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community has been arrested on charges he sexually abused a teenage girl. Continue reading

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{FD} Crash of small plane kills Jewish seminary’s president

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A small plane has crashed in New York, killing the president of a Jewish seminary. Continue reading

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{FD} Holocaust memorial again defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti

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A New Jersey synagogue’s Holocaust memorial has been vandalized for the second time in less than a year. Continue reading

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{FD} Churches that survived 9/11 give in, install metal detectors

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The two stone churches near the foot of Broadway, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, have seen fire and calamity and the sweep of American history, and through it all have kept their doors wide open. Continue reading

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{FD} Nation of Islam lashes out at 3 black members of Congress, calling them sellouts for denouncing Farrakhan

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The Nation of Islam is lashing out at three black members of Congress who have denounced its leader, Louis Farrakhan, for making anti-Semitic and anti-white remarks in a recent speech. Continue reading

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{FD} Republican Jewish Coalition demands resignation of Democratic leaders with ties to Farrakhan

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Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has answered those who denounced as anti-Semitic his recent “Jews are my enemy” quote with another broadside, this time tweeting a video clip where he says “The Jews have control over those areas of government” – … Continue reading

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{FD} Report: Anti-Semitic incidents soar by 57 percent in 2017

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The Anti-Defamation League is reporting a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. last year, the highest tally that the Jewish civil rights group has counted in more than two decades, according to data it is releasing Tuesday. Continue reading

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{FD} Town accused of targeting Jews settles lawsuit over boundary

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A New Jersey town has approved a settlement with an Orthodox Jewish group from New York that sued over a religious boundary built with white plastic piping on utility poles. Continue reading

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{FD} Man accused of using makeup artist, disguise in fraud scheme

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A Louisiana man charged with scamming investors and banks out of more than $96 million is accused of disguising himself as an Orthodox Jewish businessman to raise money from a New York private equity group. Continue reading

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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 porn 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 pornography 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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