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The political leaders of half of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidic community announced they would back New York City Democratic mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio today, setting the stage for an epic get-out-the-vote showdown in Williamsburg next week.

How White House Push to Jews Spurred Shift on Syria

After Barack Obama demanded that Congress back his plan to strike Syria, aides called pro-Israel groups with a simple message: You have to take a stand.


Jewish Shtetl Survives in Heart of Muslim Azerbaijan

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Path To Boosting Jewish Charity Giving Lies in Community Involvement

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Rabbis Declare War on Chit-Chat in Synagogue

Orthodox rabbis are declaring war on chit-chat during services in synagogues. Why do Reform congregations say they’re rarely interrupted by even a whisper?

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