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Lufthansa apologizes after report all visibly Jewish passengers barred from flight

Airline says incident not consistent with its policies or values; videos shows airline supervisor saying all Jews barred from flight because a few hadn’t worn masks

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‘My Heart Refuses To Believe That I Was Left Alone’: Three Jewish Dads Murdered In Israel By Palestinian Terrorists

On Thursday night, as Yom Hatzmaut, Israel Independence Day, came to a close, two Palestinian terrorists in Elad wielding an axe and a knife brutally murdered three Jewish men, all fathers who left behind 16 children.

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It Is NOT Israel Independence Day But Israel REESTABLISHMENT Day

Israel did not become independent from anyone. Jews waited for the British to leave

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Global Jewish Population Not Yet Recovered From WWII, According to Israeli Data

Thousands of runners take part in the 2018 Jerusalem Marathon on March 9, 2018. Photo: Yonatan Sindel / Flash90. JNS.org …

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As Palestinians Destroy Jewish Holy Sites, Media Focus On Fake ‘Attacks’ on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian rioters this week twice damaged Joseph's Tomb, a Jewish holy site under Palestinian Authority control.

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96-year-old Holocaust survivor killed in Russian shelling of Kharkiv

Boris Romantschenko, who was not Jewish, survived four concentration camps including Bergen-Belsen and Buchenwald

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25 Chabad Rabbinic Interns Dispatched Towards Ukraine Border

As soon as a river of Jewish refugees began streaming out of Ukraine, it became clear that Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries in Europe needed more manpower—and fast.

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From Kharkov Subway to Hamburg Hotel, a Jewish Family’s Escape from Ukraine

Alona Dedovsky considers herself lucky. For nine days she, her husband, young son, elderly parents and even older great-aunt lived deep underground in Kharkov’s Prospekt Gagarina subway station.

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Who Are the Jews of Ukraine?

350,000 Jews are served by 200 Chabad couples in 35 cities and towns

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72 Hours Under Siege with the Jews of Kharkov, Ukraine

Jews take shelter in synagogue; Russian troops make incursion to city; heavy aerial bombardment

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Thanks, Whoopi! Why Holocaust Education Is mostly counter-productive

Shoah education proposes that Jews are easiest to murder without payback, and it makes Jewish youngsters want to escape that fate. Op-ed.

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HonestReporting Research Study: Comparing US Media Coverage of Hate Crimes Against Minorities, Including Jews

HonestReporting CEO Daniel Pomerantz is slated to appear on the FOX News Rundown: Evening Edition podcast this afternoon (6 PM EST), when he will discuss

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The ADL's disturbing obsession with race

  Whoopi Goldberg put the issue of race and antisemitism in the headlines this week with her gobsmackingly stupid comments

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The Anti-Defamation League and Amnesty International

The Anti-Defamation League, which has an annual budget of around $100 million, is supposed to be the leading Jewish organization in the Diaspora in the fight against Jew-hatred. But Amnesty's declaration of war against the Jewish state placed the ADL in a

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Education Department Launches Investigation Into CUNY Anti-Semitism

The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on Thursday launched an investigation into allegations of "severe and persistent anti-Semitic harassment" against students at Brooklyn College. The Department is set to begin its investigation a year af

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It's not complicated. It's antisemitism.

Jews represent just over 2 percent of the US population but account for almost 60% of all US religious hate crimes.

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The U.N.'s final solution to the Israel question

Historians usually date the start of the Holocaust to June 1941 when German troops invaded the Soviet Union, identified Jewish civilians, lined them up and shot them by the thousands.

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Zionist Organization of America | ZOA to USC: Expel Student Who's Threatened to Kill "Every Mother F**king Zionist"

December 23, 2021 VIA EMAIL Members of the USC Board of Trustees Carol L. Folt, President Charles F. Zukoski, Provost and Senior Vice President      for Academic Affairs University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-0012   Dear Distinguished Mem

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How Radical Fringe Groups Manipulate Westerners Against Israel

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men are seen through a panel as they pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City while …

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Helen Mirren attacked on social media over Golda Meir role

The British actress, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, is under fire for accepting the role of Israel's first female Prime Minister.

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Learning From Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks - Jewish Life

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who passed away on Shabbat, 20 Cheshvan, 5781, was an international religious leader, philosopher, and respected moral voice. The author of over 30 books, he served as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013 and took his seat in the House of Lords in October 2009.

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'Sabbath for $400': Chulent stumps Jeopardy contestants in question about Shabbat restrictions

Mayim Bialik, the show's host, explained the dish's roots in the prohibition on lighting fires on Shabbat.

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Anti-Semitic Attacks in 2020 Outnumbered Attacks Against Muslims, Asians, Transgender People Combined

More American Jews suffered hate crime attacks in 2020 than Asians, Muslims, and transgender people combined, according to FBI crime tracking data.

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30 Years Later: Remembering Crown Heights

Thirty years ago, anti-Semitic mobs plundered the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn for three days, chanting Nazi slogans, destroying Jewish homes and businesses, and lynching a young Jewish seminary student.

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Fall of Afghanistan Shows Israel Must Rely on Itself

An Afghan soldier stands in a military vehicle on a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer A former …

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Last Known Survivor of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Leon Kopelman, Dies at 97

A Polish soldier lays a wreath during the commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, amid the …

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Elder Of Ziyon - Brand new Daily Beast writer is a textbook case of modern antisemitism

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

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USC Faculty Group Decries ‘Cruelly Alienating’ Statement on Israel Endorsed by Department

The University of Southern California campus. Photo: Padsquad19 via Wikimedia Commons. On Sunday, 53 University of Southern California (USC) faculty …

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Waiting for social media companies to tackle anti-Semitism is utterly pointless

I am about to write one of the least surprising sentences that anyone who uses social media will ever read. A report published today by the Centre for Countering Digital Hate has found that the five biggest social media sites are a free-for-all for anti-J

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Twitter discriminates against me because I am a proud, unapologetic Jew

Twitter is a biased platform. We all know that. But their ability to influence goes a lot further than simply not banning antisemites.

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Antisemitism Up Over 900 Percent on Social Media Giant TikTok, Finds University of Haifa Study

TikTok logos are seen on smartphones in front of a displayed ByteDance logo in this illustration taken November 27, 2019. …

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How The ‘Clubhouse Rabbi’ Got Booted Off The App—For Confronting Antisemites On It

The pioneering invitation-only social media platform struggles with a growing hate speech problem

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The Jews Who Are Complicit in Jew-Hatred

When the New York Times finally reported on the plague of nationwide street vio-lence against Jews in the spring of 2021, more than a week after the attacks

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Boston Chabad Rabbi Stabbed Several Times, Attacker Apprehended by Police

A Boston Police cruiser. Photo: Ben Schumin / Wikimedia A Boston-area Chabad rabbi was in stable condition after being stabbed …

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Palestinian activists in NYC: ‘We don’t want two states. We want ALL of it’

"Finally, the truth."

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Jackie Mason: The 3 Constants in Life: Death, Taxes and Anti-Semitism

Well, it is happening again. My grandfather told me about it. My father told me about it. Every other Jew who came over from Europe told me about it. Even the New York Times told me about it. You got it, anti-Semitism and the persecution of Jews.

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'If you don't think antisemitism is real, wear a yarmulke for a week'

  Jewish outreach organization JewBelong.com is taking on antisemitism. Follow Israel Hayom on Facebook and Twitter With antisemitism on the

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‘The Almighty Helped Me to Survive’: A Marine’s Tale From the Pacific Theater

When Bernard (Baruch) Haller enlisted in the United States Marines in 1941, he had two goals: to serve his country and to survive. To accomplish these goals, he knew that he’d need the help of a Higher Power. And so Haller, known to friends as Bernie, vowed then and there never to eat non-kosher meat and never to miss a day of tefillin.

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Volunteer Security Group Calls for Jewish Institutions to ‘Heed the Call’ After Vandal Attacks LA Synagogue and Kosher Restaurant

Evan Bernstein (l), now head of the Community Security Service (CSS), on the scene in Jersey City in the wake …

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Rise in antisemitism dispels the myth of American Jewish exceptionalism

What has transpired so many times throughout history – pogroms and officially condoned attacks on Jews – never came about overnight.

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17,000 tweet 'Hitler was right,' and Big Tech barely reacts

It’s not surprising, if you’re familiar with Twitter, to see how an outspoken defender of the Jewish people may find herself in its crosshairs.

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How Social Media Validates Anti-Semitism by Censoring Everything but Anti-Semitism

People often forget that the very concept of political correctness was invented by Stalin's Soviet Union. Now... that social media companies have decided to become "Glavlit" -- to publish only material that is supposedly truthful and passes its

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The Sheikh Jarrah property dispute and the false claim of Israeli land discrimination

The claim that Israeli law permits Jews to reclaim ownership of lands they owned prior to 1948 but denies Palestinians such a right is false in every particular. 

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Throwing Israel Under The Bus Will Not Save American Jews

Israel and her people support every Diaspora Jewish community always, no questions asked.

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US seeing wave of 'textbook anti-Semitism' amid Israel-Gaza tensions

From New York and California to Illinois and Utah, the recent conflict between Israel and Gaza has generated a disturbing backlash against American Jews – who have found themselves the targets of death threats, hate speech and violent physical attacks.

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At Least Two Antisemitic Outrages by Pro-Palestinian Thugs in Los Angeles Reported in Last 48 Hours

Pro-Palestinian thugs verbally abused and attacked Jewish diners outside a restaurant in Los Angeles. Photo: Screenshot. Police in Los Angeles …

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Why Isn't There a Palestinian State?

Why don't the Palestinians have their own country? Is it the fault of Israel? Of the Palestinians? Of both parties? David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, shares the surprising answers. Read David Brog's book, "Reclaiming Israel's Hist

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Hamas Tacitly Admits That Israel Is Only Hitting Military Targets

A screenshot of drone footage of a Jerusalem-area house damaged by Hamas rocket fire. Photo: Channel N12 screenshot. The official …

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Understanding the Sheikh Jarrah Property Dispute

The entrance to the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Photo: Tamar Hayardeni/Wikimedia. JNS.org – The current dispute in Jerusalem’s Sheikh …

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Antisemitic Terrorists Murdered My Brother,’ Claims Sister of Israeli Shot Dead in Baltimore, as Police Say Motive Was Robbery

Israeli citizen Efraim Gordon was shot dead while visiting Baltimore. Photo: courtesy of Gordon family. The sister of an Israeli …

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Scores Crushed to Death at Packed Lag BaOmer Event in Meron, Israel

Celebration at millennia-old holy site takes tragic turn in Israel’s worst-ever civil disaster

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Associated Press Changes Spelling of ‘Anti-Semitism’ to ‘Antisemitism,’ Joining Leading Experts

Part of an exhibit on the Holocaust supported by the International Holocaust Remembrance Association. Photo: courtesy of IHRA. The Associated …

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The First Lesson of the Holocaust: The Jewish People Will Never Allow Anyone to Do This to Us Again

Iran parades missiles with the words: “Israel must be wiped off the map.” - The First Lesson of the Holocaust: The Jewish People Will Never Allow Anyone to Do This to Us Again

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This Passover, a song of thanks

What do we need more these days than the protection and blessing of God? And what do we need today, more than peace between us, peace with our neighbors and peace with our world?

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The Problem With Ethnic Studies Isn’t Just How It Treats Jews

People hold a sign during a demonstration against police violence and racial inequality in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., July 24, 2020. …

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‘Who Needs the Daily Stormer When You’ve Got the New York Times?’: An Excellent Question

The headquarters of The New York Times. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A Jewish organization worked tirelessly with non-Jewish allies to help …

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Why Did the Grammys Give a Platform to a Known Anti-Semite?

With the “awards” season in the entertainment industry in full swing, maybe we should all get honest and call these shows what they really are: Anti-Semitic and Anti-American propaganda....

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Anti-Semitism gets endorsed by the Grammys

Farrakhan-supporter Tamika Mallory was featured at the music awards show. Blame this legitimization of Jew-hatred on the critical race theory embraced by Jewish liberals.

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Marc Lamont Hill’s Vile Antisemitism and Duplicitous New Book

Marc Lamont Hill. Photo: Wayne Riley / Wikimedia Commons. Progressive academic/activist Marc Lamont Hill was famously fired from CNN in …

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Want to Represent Orthodox Jews Accurately? Take This Test Before Production Begins - Jew In The City

In light of NBC’s recent pulling of the controversial episode after misrepresenting Orthodox Judaism in their show “Nurses,” Jew and the City has helped to create THE JOSEPHS TEST: A quick checklist for creators and viewers of media of Orthodox Jewish nar

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Who’s Legitimizing the Antisemitic Vaccine Blood Libel?

Saturday Night Live cast member Michael Che in a sketch accused of being antisemitic, Feb. 20, 2021. Photo: Twitter. JNS.org …

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Now the Israel Haters Turn on Facebook

Linda Sarsour. Photo: Festival of Faiths via Wikimedia Commons. You can say you don’t like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, …

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Religious Jews are a misogynist, anti-medicine cult, according to @NBC show "Nurses" (video)

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

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It wasn't funny, Michael Che - Israel National News

All Israelis whether Muslim, Christian or Jew, are equally eligible for vaccine Almost 70% of Israeli Arabs over 60 were vaccinated. Op-ed.

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Temple University Must Take Action Against Marc Lamont Hill

Marc Lamont Hill. Photo: Karga Fantasma. JNS.org – Temple University professor Marc Lamont Hill, who was fired from CNN in …

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David Schoen's Water Drinking And The Hypocrisy Of The Closed-Minded "Open-Minded" People

Why is making fun of people's religious practices still OK in 2021? We supposedly got to a point about inclusivity and diversity .

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Daniel Pearl killing: Pakistan court frees man accused in beheading of U.S. journalist

Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered the release of a Pakistani man convicted and later acquitted in the gruesome beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl.

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Describing Jews as 'Privileged,' California Ethnic Studies Curriculum Sparks Backlash

The latest draft of a state-mandated public school curriculum is generating concerns among Jewish groups, who say California's proposed ethnic studies agenda raises troubling questions about the treatment of Jews compared with other minorities. The draft

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Sheldon Adelson, Iconic Jewish Philanthropist and Political Donor, Dies at 87

FILE PHOTO: Gambling giant Las Vegas Sands Corp’s Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson speaks during a news conference in Macau, China …

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University of California Denounces Professor’s Anti-Semitic Tweets. But He’s Still Employed.

A University of California, Merced professor is facing disciplinary action for a range of anti-Semitic tweets that praised violent terror groups, advocated the destruction of Israel, and mocked the Holocaust, according to a full dossier of the instructor’

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Maker of Gold's horseradish, Fox's U-Bet syrups to shutter LI plant

The maker of Gold's horseradish and Fox's U-Bet syrups plans to shutter its Hempstead plant and lay off 48 employees, according to a state filing. Gold's Pure Foods LLC will sell its equipment and vac

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Bob Dylan’s ‘Neighborhood Bully’ Gets Memory-Holed

Me, I romp and stomp/Thankful as I romp/Without freedom of speech/I might be in the swamp

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This Chanukah Had An Antisemitic Attack For Each Day Of The Holiday - Jew In The City

As we publicized the miracle of Chanukah this week, there was, unfortunately, an antisemitic attack to number each day of the holiday. As our enemies rise up to destroy us, may we find renewed commitment to our heritage and pride.

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Why the cultural elite truly despises Hanukkah

Well, because Hanukkah is about as out of step with the contemporary elite consensus as any religious tradition can be.

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The First Hanukkah Light in Bergen Belsen - Chanukah

A wooden clog became a hanukkiah; strings from a uniform, a wick; and shoe polish, pure oil.

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Modern Maccabees: Scope of Jewish resistance to Nazis highly underestimated

Display at London’s Wiener Holocaust Library from December 8 reveals often underestimate rescue efforts and armed uprisings, as Jews fought back against their persecutors

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Banner Over Busy Tehran Street Reads, ‘Thank You, Mossad’

An Israeli flag draped over a sign in Tehran that reads: “Thank you, Mossad.” Photo: Twitter. JNS.org – In what …

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DC Accidentally Made Batman Jewish (But Doesn't Talk About It)

When DC introduced Batman's Jewish cousin, Kate Kane, they inadvertently made Bruce Wayne Jewish as well, according to religious tradition.

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Outrage Erupts at Antisemitism Panel Featuring Noted Antisemites

And advertisement for an upcoming panel co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace. Photo: screenshot. Outrage erupted on Twitter over the …

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Israel Announces Deal With Pfizer to Buy Coronavirus Vaccine

Small bottles labeled with ‘Vaccine COVID-19’ stickers and a medical syringe are seen in this illustration taken on April 10, …

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‘It’s Very Scary’ — Florida Jewish High School Student Expresses Fear Over Reinstatement of Principal in Holocaust Denial Scandal

William Latson, the Florida high school principal who told a parent, ‘not everyone believes the Holocaust happened.’ Photo: Screenshot. The …

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Join Us in Praying for (and Learning From) Rabbi Sacks

If you read Chabad.org, or if you follow the happenings of the Jewish world, it is virtually impossible for you not to have been touched by the writings, teachings or example of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former chief rabbi of the British Commonwealth.

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‘These Ultra-Orthodox Communities Are Very Powerful Politically’: New York Governor Cuomo Angers Orthodox Jews With Latest Coronavirus Comments

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Reuters / Mike Segar / File. Orthodox Jews in New York have reacted angrily …

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Florida High School Principal Fired for Saying 'Not Everyone Believes The Holocaust Happened' Could Be Rehired

William Latson. Photo: Screenshot of WPTV News segment. A Florida high school principal who was fired last November for telling …

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Furor in California School District Over High School Students' 'Nazi-Style' List of Jews

Redwood High School in Marin County, California. Nearly 6,000 people have signed a petition urging school authorities in Marin County, …

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Rabbi to Blow Rosh Hashanah Shofar in Two Countries at the Same Time

Observing the holiday on an island split by the coronavirus pandemic

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5780 in Review: A Year of Pain and Loss—and of Kindness and Community - The stories that helped define the year

As nearly every aspect of the world around us was changing in this year of global pandemic, Chabad.org/News worked to provide unique perspectives on the unfolding tragedy and unfathomable loss of life, while at the same time reporting on the outpourings of kindness and humanity from every part of the globe. With the Jewish year 5780 coming to a close, here is a look at some of the stories that defined it, as featured on Chabad.org/News.

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Study: More than one in 10 Americans under 40 thinks Jews caused the Holocaust

Holocaust knowledge particularly low in New York, despite state having the largest population of Jews in the US

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Marking 'dawn of new Middle East,' Israel signs historic deals with UAE, Bahrain | The Times of Israel

Trump speaks of 'changing course of history,' Netanyahu hopes for end to Arab-Israeli conflict 'once and for all,' while Gulf FMs pledge commitment to Palestinian cause

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Wake Up America, and Smell the Anti-Semitism

Americans of all races and political outlooks revile and attack Jews with unprecedented glee, while American Jews would rather talk about anything else

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NYPD Rabbi Mugged on the Upper West Side

The attacker took the cash but dropped the wallet fast when he saw the rabbi's police shield.

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How Amar'e Stoudemire Became An Orthodox Jew - Jew in the City

Jew In The City makes engaging and meaningful Orthodox Judaism known and accessible to Jewish people, reversing negative associations about religious Jews.

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Too many American Jews are turning a blind eye to Antisemitism

No Jewish organization in the USA (exceot the ZOA) has the fortitude to publicly confront egregious acts of antisemitism. Opinion.

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College leaders, you must put an end to Jew-hatred on campus

Universities must make it clear that if you harass students due to their Jewish or pro-Israel identity,  you will bear consequences.Op-ed.