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Hadas Kuznits
November 18, 2019 - 8:23 am
A new website from the American Jewish Committee is pointing out the language and anti-semitic tropes online and on social media that they say are leading to a rise in bigotry and violence.
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Fred Behrend with daughter Evelyn Behrend.
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Hadas Kuznits
November 08, 2019 - 6:34 pm
In 1939, Fred Behrend became a bar mitzvah while he and his family were refugees in Cuba. His family fled Nazi Germany a year prior. But exactly 80 years later, he’s returning to the pulpit at his Voorhees synagogue to recite a special prayer — all coinciding with the 81st anniversary of...
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A woman passes by the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
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AP News
October 18, 2019 - 10:15 am
Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a "center for Jewish life in the United States" and a symbol against hatred.
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Police officers in Halle, Germany
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AP News
October 09, 2019 - 1:12 pm
Shots were fired outside a synagogue and into a kebab shop in an eastern German city on Wednesday, Judaism's holiest day, witnesses said. Police said that two people were killed and the assailant or assailants fled. Read the latest here.
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About 100 people gathered in Rittenhouse Square for a Rosh Hashanah celebration on Sunday.
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Shara Dae Howard
September 30, 2019 - 10:39 am
Rosh Hashanah is a two-day celebration that marks a significant time in the Jewish community. It began Sunday night in Philadelphia, with a celebration in Rittenhouse Square.
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Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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AP News
September 26, 2019 - 7:54 am
The "OK" hand gesture, a mass killer's bowl-style haircut and an anthropomorphic moon wearing sunglasses are among 36 new entries in a Jewish civil rights group's online database of hate symbols used by white supremacists and other far-right extremists.
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A woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y.
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AP News
September 16, 2019 - 11:29 am
U.S. health officials say there were no new measles cases reported last week, a sign the nation's worst epidemic of the disease in 27 years could be in its final stages.
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Zagafen
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Hadas Kuznits
September 06, 2019 - 6:00 am
Zagafen, a new Italian-inspired eatery, recently opened on the Main Line, offering fare like pizza and pasta — and it's all kosher. Read more about the restaurant and listen to the original podcast here.
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Yeshiva University sex abuse victims
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AP News
August 23, 2019 - 7:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-eight former students of an Orthodox Jewish school in New York City operated by Yeshiva University sued Thursday over claims they were molested by two prominent rabbis in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The suit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleges that the...
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Sarah Silverman
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August 12, 2019 - 12:13 pm
By Rob Picheta, CNN (CNN) -- Comedian Sarah Silverman has said she was once fired from a movie after producers found a sketch from 2007 in which she wore blackface make-up. In an episode of her former Comedy Central show "The Sarah Silverman Program" that she has said she no longer stands by,...
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