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Pope Francis and Dani Dayan

World briefs: Yad Vashem director meets pope at Vatican and more

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Brazilian Jewish school takes in hospital patients escaping a fire A Jewish school in Rio de Janeiro took in more than 150 patients escaping a...
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World briefs: Aliyah from Ethiopia resumes and more

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Survey: Americans not paying attention to BDS movement A Pew Research Center survey released on May 26 found that American adults are just not paying...
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World briefs: Jewish groups fail to stop Arizona from offering gas chamber for executions...

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Jewish groups fail to stop Arizona from offering gas chamber for executions An unusual scenario played out in Arizona recently: The son of a Jewish...
Deborah Lipstadt at confirmation hearing

World briefs: Deborah Lipstadt gives first talk since confirmation and more

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Lipstadt: Antisemitism not taken seriously until deadly Antisemitism is often not taken seriously until it becomes deadly, Deborah Lipstadt, the Holocaust scholar who is the...
A haredi Orthodox man fights back against an attacker

World Briefs: Belgian Orthodox Jew overpowers attacker and more

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In Antwerp, Haredi Orthodox Jew overpowers, tackles attacker It began like countless other antisemitic incidents in Antwerp: A man shouted insults and made threatening gestures...
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Lufthansa apologizes for expelling ‘large group’ of Chasidic Jews from flight to Hungary

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By Jacob Henry Lufthansa apologized for kicking identifiably Jewish people off a flight from New York City to Budapest last week after some Chasidic individuals...
Factories in Ukraine account for about 15-20% of the market share in the U.S. for shmura matzah.

War in Ukraine could put a crunch on ‘shmura’ matzah supplies

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By David I. Klein | JTA  On Feb. 24, two shipping containers laden with 20,000 pounds of shmura matzah were slated to head out of...
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Ukrainians welcomed in Israel with kittens and paperwork

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By Fran Kritz JERUSALEM – A ballroom at Jerusalem’s Caesar hotel on Jaffa Road was strikingly quiet, considering that it was Purim in the rest...
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Germany loosens asylum requirements for Ukrainian Jews amid war

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By Toby Axelrod Germany is easing immigration requirements for Jewish refugees from Ukraine, the country’s main Jewish umbrella group announced. In a deal worked out with...

Here’s how you can help Ukraine from Baltimore

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has inspired Americans to take action in support of the besieged country in all kinds of ways, from American...