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Quebec Plan Proposes Banning Kippot on Public Workers


A plan by Quebec’s government to ban “religious symbols,” including yarmulkes or kippot, among public sector workers has elicited worry from religious minorities in the Canadian province.Read More

Abbas Prepared To Meet With Netanyahu Face To Face


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he is prepared to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to achieve peace.Read More

17th-Century French Sephardic Cemetery Restored


A municipality in southern France has begun renovating an ancient Sephardic cemetery.Read More

Rally Marks 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

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Thousands of marchers are expected in Washington, D.C. on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence.Read More

Eliot Engel Urges Air Strikes on Syrian Forces After Chemical Attack

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The top Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee urged President Barack Obama on Friday to order air strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government after the apparent gassing deaths of hundreds of civilians.Read More

Mayor Bob Filner Quits To Settle Harass Suit

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, facing a sexual harassment lawsuit and numerous allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women, has signed a letter of resignation, the Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune reported on Friday.Read More

Spanish Towns Plan 'Wedding' for Sukkot


Two Spanish towns are preparing a Judaica festival featuring a mock wedding to celebrate their lost Jewish heritage.Read More

Jews Urge Ukraine Clergy To Shun Neo-Nazis


The World Jewish Congress urged Ukrainian clergy to refrain from attending neo-Nazi events.Read More

Dutch City Pledges $734K To Restore Synagogue


A city in eastern Holland has pledged nearly $750,000 for restoring a museum to its previous function as a synagogue.Read More

Ryan Braun Apologizes for Drug Use — and Bizarre 'Anti-Semitic' Charge

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Banned Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun acknowledged on Thursday he used performance enhancing drugs during his National League Most Valuable Player season in 2011.Read More

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