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Study of American, Israeli Jews shows differences in Chanukah observance

Study of American, Israeli Jews shows differences in Chanukah observance

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A new study reveals that Chanukah holds different levels of importance to Israeli Jews than American Jews, and highlights disparities in participation between Jews in the two countries.

Report: Anti-Semitic hate crimes in Canada increased by 63 percent

Report: Anti-Semitic hate crimes in Canada increased by 63 percent

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Anti-Semitic hate crimes in Canada increased by 63 percent in 2017.

Poll: Biggest conflict in Israel between left and right, not Jews and Arabs

Poll: Biggest conflict in Israel between left and right, not Jews and Arabs

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The biggest conflict in Israel is between the political left and right, as opposed to between Jews and Arabs as has been the case for the past…

After anti-Semitic attack, Columbia professor lights campus Hanukkah menorah

After anti-Semitic attack, Columbia professor lights campus Hanukkah menorah

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A Columbia Teachers College professor whose office was vandalized with anti-Semitic images earlier this week lit the first Hanukkah candle on …

Fighting BDS, Israelis, Palestinians demonstrate living and working together in Jordan Valley

Fighting BDS, Israelis, Palestinians demonstrate living and working together in Jordan Valley

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The BDS movement has demonstrated a willingness not only to hurt Israelis but also Palestinians, as economic data shows what would happen were…

President of Chad makes historic, first visit to Israel

President of Chad makes historic, first visit to Israel

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The president of Chad, Idriss Déby, made a historic visit to Israel on Sunday with a focus on security issues, marking the first visit by a Ch…

Maryland circuit court rules university Chabad center razed due to compliance

Maryland circuit court rules university Chabad center razed due to compliance

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A Maryland circuit court ruled last week that the recently built, $1 million Chabad Center at Towson University and Goucher College must be de…

Judea and Samaria rental owners file class action against Airbnb in Jerusalem

Judea and Samaria rental owners file class action against Airbnb in Jerusalem

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A group of Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria filed a class-action lawsuit against Airbnb in Jerusalem District Court on Thursday, after th…

FBI: Hate crimes on the rise

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The number of hate crimes is up, according to the FBI’s newly released 2017 hate crimes statistics, continuing a trend seen the past few years.

Airbnb to remove its listings in Judea and Samaria

Airbnb to remove its listings in Judea and Samaria

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The online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb announced on Monday that it will no longer permit listings in Judea and Samaria due to w…

Spaniard files lawsuit against Google over apparent failure to block racist material

Spaniard files lawsuit against Google over apparent failure to block racist material

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Jewish man in Spain has filed a lawsuit against Google regarding the search engine’s apparent failure to censor racist content after a takedow…

Complaints abuzz alleging ongoing anti-Semitism in Connecticut high school

Complaints abuzz alleging ongoing anti-Semitism in Connecticut high school

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Jewish students and other community members are speaking out against what they say are ongoing incidents of anti-Semitism at a Connecticut hig…

Bill fining parents who don’t vaccinate children gets ministerial approval

Bill fining parents who don’t vaccinate children gets ministerial approval

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Parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids could be fined $540.06 if a measure approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday…

Politicians and celebrities call for unity and strength  at Pittsburgh rally

Politicians and celebrities call for unity and strength at Pittsburgh rally

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On the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, hundreds of Pittsburghers gathered once again to honor the 11 Tree of Life victims. 

Hamas ‘raises the stakes’ with mass rocket assault on Israel’s south

Hamas ‘raises the stakes’ with mass rocket assault on Israel’s south

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Hamas and other armed Gazan factions launched a widespread rocket and mortar assault on southern Israel as evening descended on Monday, in an …

Israel cuts off ceasefire talks with UN, Egypt

Israel cuts off ceasefire talks with UN, Egypt

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Israel said it has cut off talks with Egypt and the United Nations Special Envoy to Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov regarding a ce…

Marvel writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee dies at 95

Marvel writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee dies at 95

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Stan Lee, the legendary writer, editor and publisher of Marvel, died on Monday at the age of 95 in Los Angeles, a family representative told T…

Jewish teens subjected to anti-Semitic assault in Toronto

Jewish teens subjected to anti-Semitic assault in Toronto

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Toronto Police are investigating a physical, anti-Semitic assault that took place on Sunday night against four 17-year-old Jewish boys wearing…

Lives of Tree of Life victims celebrated during week of funerals

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The 11 people murdered at the Tree of Life building on Oct. 27 all were laid to rest last week, and Jewish Pittsburgh mourned as a community —…

French rabbi visits Pittsburgh in transatlantic show of support

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Rabbi Moshe Sebbag, spiritual guide of the Great Synagogue of Paris, visited Pittsburgh to mourn the passing of Joyce Fienberg and the 10 othe…