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Barack Obama Reaches Out to Jewish 'Family' on Iran and Israel

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Mahmoud Abbas Builds $13M Presidential Palace

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly having a $13-million luxurious presidential palace built near Ramallah despite his government facing a $2-billion deficit.

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Reading the Talmud in a Most Unlikely Place — Iran's Holy City

Larry Cohler-Esses journeyed to Qom expecting to find mosques and universities steeped in Sharia law. He found a small but vibrant Jewish studies department that is almost unknown outside of the Islamic Republic.

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Pew Study Finds Orthodox Similar to Evangelical Christians — Not Other Jews

The groundbreaking Pew study has released a new data-driven portrait of the Orthodox in America. It shows that they resemble evangelical Christians in many ways — and spotlights the wide gap between them and more liberal members of the tribe.

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