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In Bay Area, Karaite Jews Keep An Ancient Movement Alive

Show up on a Shabbat morning at Congregation B’nai Israel in this Northern California suburb and, if you’re a typical American Jew, you will see plenty that’s f...

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Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation Of New Orleans JCC

— A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the New Orleans Jewish Community Center on Thursday morning. A phone call threatening a bomb attack was made to the JCC...

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Israel’s Upgraded Iron Dome Defense Passes Test

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system successfully completed tests of an upgraded system using some American-made components. Israel’s Defense ...

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Alan Colmes, Liberal Jewish Voice on Fox, Dies At 66

Alan Colmes, a host and commentator who had been a mainstay of Fox News since its inception, died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 66.

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Ancient Grape Meets Modern Family

When California winemakers created the perfect Purim wine in Israel, they turned to their daughter to bridge the cultural and linguistic divide.

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Schneiderman Slams ‘Cruel’ Trump For Yanking Protections For Transgender Students

In a statement Wednesday night, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman slammed a new move by President Donald Trump’s administration to roll back Oba...

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs With Tomato Sauce And Freekeh

This hearty make-ahead dish from ‘The Covenant Kitchen’ is a smart choice Purim, because, according to Covenant Winery’s Jeff Morgan, it helps soak up the alcoh...

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5 Jews To Watch Out For At The Oscars

Fill out your Oscars ballot and get the snacks ready.

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The Christian Charity Bringing Syrians Children To Israel For Lifesaving Heart Surgery

It’s an interfaith effort: a Christian charity funded by private donors is bringing Syrian refugee children into Israel for heart surgery.

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Ex-Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger Gets 4-1/2 Years For Fraud

JERUSALEM – A judge in Jerusalem rejected a plea deal between prosecutors and Yona Metzger, a former Ashkenazi chief rabbi of Israel. Under the deal signed in ...

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Ivanka’s So Busy She Forgot To Pay Her New York State Taxes

It must have been a busy year for Ivanka Trump. So busy that she neglected to pay her New York state taxes.

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Frank London’s Yiddish Opera Will Premiere In Cuba

RIO DE JANEIRO — A new opera based on an 86-year-old Yiddish poem about a Taino indigenous chief who resisted the Spanish invaders will have its premiere in Ha...

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