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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...

Iran, Egypt, other Muslim countries top violators of religious freedom, report finds

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JNS.org Iran, Egypt and several other Muslim nations are among the world’s top violators of religious freedom, particularly for their anti-Christian and anti-Semitic persecution, according...

Against The Wall

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He brought unprecedented attention to the plight of Soviet Jewry. He stood up to the KGB. He survived nine years in Siberia. He served...

Israel’s Mega Storm — The Numbers

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Last week’s storm in Israel was a record-breaker on many accounts. Many areas in the country received between 8 and 12 inches of rain, an...