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Declaring World Peace! European imams and rabbis take turns at the podium during a visit to the United Nations General Assembly on July 20. Two dozen clerics traveled to New York and Washington to take part in an interfaith dialogue.

Muslims and Jews From Europe Size Up U.S. as a Model for Coexistence

Can visits to Ellis Island, Yankee Stadium, Manhattan’s 96th Street Mosque, Yeshiva University, the White House and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum — among other American landmarks — give Jewish and Muslim leaders from Europe a model that not only will help them combat antisemitism and Islamophobia, but also instill within them a vision for religious integration and interfaith dialogue?

Expanded Hate-Crimes Bill Wins Senate Approval, Heads to Conference Committee

Twelve years of activism by Jewish groups is nearing an end as Congress prepares to approve legislation that would expand the definition of hate crimes to include actions based on a victim’s sexual orientation, gender or disability.

Toppled Tombstones: A view of Bayside Cemetery on June 26 in a section the cleanup crew had yet to reach.

Offering TLC for Jewish Cemeteries

Gary Katz has seen the future, and he desperately wants to prevent it from happening. He predicted that “every cemetery that’s filled with Jews” and “looks nice” now will one day “look like Bayside,” a graveyard in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens that fell into disrepair and has become the focus of a years-long legal fight. “That’s what CAJAC is really about.”

Fresh Start? Once the nation?s largest kosher slaughterhouse, Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa, has emerged from bankruptcy with a new Canadian owner who bought the firm for $8.5 million.

New Owner of Agriprocessors Faces Old Questions About Its Plans For Company

The new owner of the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa, whose bid of $8.5 million for the troubled kosher meatpacking plant was accepted by a federal bankruptcy court judge July 20, is stepping into a business, and an industry, that has weathered changes under a harsh spotlight in recent years.

Fancy Timeworks: A 19th-century Pistol Clock

Gone in 60 Seconds...

The case involving one of Israel’s most notorious heists has finally been cracked, and the looted goods, worth millions, are on display for all to see.