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Adolf Burger, Last of ‘Hitler’s Counterfeiters,’ Dies at 99

PRAGUE (JTA) — Adolf Burger, a Holocaust survivor who was forced by the Nazis to counterfeit British banknotes during WWII, has died in Prague at the age of 99,...

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Knife-Wielding Palestinian Killed by Israeli Troops at West Bank Checkpoint

Israeli paramilitary police officers in the occupied West Bank shot and killed a Palestinian who ran toward them brandishing a knife on Thursday, police said. ...

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Newtown Massacre ‘Hoaxer’ Charged With Threats Against Noah Pozner’s Father

A Florida woman has been arrested for threatening the parents of a Jewish boy killed in the in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. ...

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President Obama Says Crucial To Keep Diplomacy Alive on Mideast Peace

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Barack Obama in his final speech on national security said diplomatic engagement is “required” to resolve Middle Eastern conflicts,...

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Ex-Porn Star Jenna Jameson Plans Move to Israel

(JTA) — Jenna Jameson, the former adult actress and recent convert to Judaism who is engaged to an Israeli, told an Israeli publication that she plans to move t...

Culture

‘Mozart in the Jungle,’ An Italian Jewish Celebration, and 5 Other Things to Watch, Read, and Do This Weekend

There’s still time to get in some cultural indulgence before winter makes us want to stay on our couches forever.

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Bill To Recover Nazi-looted Art Passes House of Representatives

(JTA) — A bill to facilitate the return of Nazi-looted artworks to their original owners or heirs passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The House passed the...

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Bill To Legalize West Bank Outposts Moves Ahead in Knesset

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A controversial bill that would help legalize West Bank outposts built on Palestinian land was approved in its first reading in the Knesset plenum. The Regulation bill was approved late Wednesday after a five-hour floor debate by a vote of 58 to 51. Two more readings are required to pass the bill into…

World

Europe’s Jews Look at Trump, and See Their Own Surging Extremists

For many European Jews, Trump’s victory is a signal that Europe’s struggle with ethno-nationalist populism is spreading to America, the land most of them viewed...

National

J.B. Pritzker, Democratic Mogul, Mulls Run for Illinois Governor

J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, has expressed interest in running a self-financed campaign for Illinois governor in 2018, ...

National

Rahm Emanuel Talks Immigrants and Infrastructure in Meeting With Donald Trump

At Wednesday’s meeting, Emanuel presented Trump with a letter signed by himself and 13 other mayors, including Bill de Blasio of New York and Eric Garcetti of L...

National

Rahm Meets Trump, Talks Immigrants and Infrastructure

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel and Donald Trump are not natural political allies, and Emanuel has been vocal in his opposition to the president-elect on many issues...

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