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100 headstones overturned at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

About 100 headstones were overturned and broken at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia.

Monday 02/27/2017
Scottsdale JCC included in fifth wave of bomb threats
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 7:05 pm

At least 23 Jewish community centers and Jewish day schools across the country received bomb threats today, including the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale and the Tucson Jewish Community Center, in the latest wave of threats to hit Jewish institutions.

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Wednesday 02/22/2017
Day school teacher suspected of sexual abuse in Pittsburgh
Posted: February 22, 2017

After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents of child sexual abuse.

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Tuesday 02/21/2017
Jewish governor of Missouri, Muslim activists pitching in to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery
Posted: February 21, 2017

The Jewish governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, said he will volunteer to help repair a St. Louis-area Jewish cemetery where at least 170 gravestones were toppled over the weekend.

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Monday 02/20/2017
Bomb threats called in to at least 10 JCCs in fourth round of harassment
Posted: February 20, 2017

At least 10 Jewish community centers across the United States were targeted with bomb threats on Feb. 20, for the fourth time in five weeks.

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Friday 02/17/2017
Left-wing groups ramp up protests of Trump’s Israel policies
Posted: February 17, 2017

Left-wing Jewish groups have launched a string of protests in response to confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel and Trump’s meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Wednesday 02/15/2017
US-Israel cybersecurity ties grow as enemies move battlefield online
Posted: February 15, 2017

Israel’s standing as a global cybersecurity powerhouse advanced in recent weeks, with the U.S. House of Representatives passing new legislation that would improve American-Israeli cooperation in that sector.

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Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
Posted: February 15, 2017

Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their community and city to the many foreigners in town for the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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Tuesday 02/14/2017
Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees
Posted: February 14, 2017

NEW YORK— Over 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his native Poland.

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