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Will Iran See A Renewed ‘Green Revolution’ Erupt Next Month?

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On May 21, Iran’s Guardian Council released a list of “approved” candidates for the June 14 presidential election. As expected, the list of eight...

‘The Return’ follows four young Polish Jews who are reclaiming their heritage

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Imagine growing up in Roman Catholic Poland only to discover that you have Jewish heritage. What do you do? Filmmaker Adam Zucker explores this question...

French university accused of putting on anti-Semitic play

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JTA Wire Service A French university defended a student theater production that a Jewish leader labeled “grossly anti-Semitic.” “The humor is difficult to handle, but this...

Paris suburb shuts down unlicensed Jewish preschool

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JTA Wire Service A suburban Paris municipality ordered the closure of an unlicensed Jewish preschool. City officials in Charenton, south of the French capital, closed the...

Man who raped Holocaust survivor sentenced to jail

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JTA Wire Service An Australian man who sexually assaulted a Holocaust survivor was sentenced to up to five years in prison. Robert Webb, 39, was sentenced...

Syria At A Standstill

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Proposed peace conference has hosts, will it have any guests? From Washington and Jerusalem, it’s hard to tell the good news from the bad in...

First Novel In Hindi On Indian Jews Appears After 52 Years

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Sheela Rohekar, the only Jewish writer of the Hindi language, has launched her latest novel, “Miss Samuel: Ek Yahudi Gatha,” which is her first...

Israeli intelligence: Syria used chemical weapons

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JTA Wire Service Syrian forces have used chemical weapons against rebel forces and civilians, the head of Israel’s military research said. The weapon likely is sarin-based,...

Brewing Up A New Connection To Lag BaOmer

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Sit back by the bonfire and pop open a brewski, it’s Lag BaOmer. Since we have been counting the Omer — a biblical measure of...

Turkey’s Jews Worship Quietly

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As visitors heave open the thick, vault-like metal door to the Neve Shalom Synagogue on a discreet side street in the Galata neighborhood of...