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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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{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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