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Samia Hathroubi, *a French Muslim human rights activist, has been active in interfaith work between Muslim and Jewish communities as the European programs coordinator for the New York-based Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. In the days since the November 13 Paris attacks, she has been wrestling with the implications for French Muslims and their relations with French Jews.

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The American killed in a West Bank terror attack was a suburban Boston teenager studying at a yeshiva. He was ambushed as he returned from visiting a memorial to the three young people kidnapped and murdered in 2014 on the eve of the war in Gaza.


Ex-Hasidic Transgender Woman Speaks Out on New Identity

Srully Stein grew up in Brooklyn’s Hasidic Vizhnitzer community, married at 18, and started a family. Despite the fact that he looked much like any other Hasid, he did not necessarily feel comfortable in his body.


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In the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, French Jews are wondering: what’s next? Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur describes the mood in the community and the continued need for interfaith dialogue.


Richard Joel Scores $1.6M Payout Amid Deep Yeshiva Fiscal Crisis

As Yeshiva University’s finances continued to crumble last year, Richard Joel trumpeted his plans to take a pay cut. Months later, the school’s president quietly pocketed a deferred compensation payment of $1.6 million.

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