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David Kadoch, of France who moved to Israel in August, talks to The Associated Press in Paris,  Wednesday June 18, 2014. Record numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant Islam. About 5,000 are on track to leave this year, the most since the founding of Israel in 1948. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

French Jews leave for Israel in increasing numbers

PARIS (AP) — Increasing numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant Islam. More than 5,000 are […]

06/19/2014

General view of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and the city of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

New calls for Jewish prayer at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — For decades, the religious Jews who bucked a rabbinic ban and visited a contested holy site in Jerusalem where the ancient Jewish temple once stood were seen by many as a fanatic […]

12/17/2013

Second-grader Rozie Aronov, 7, holds up a menurkey, a paper-and-paint mashup of a menorah and turkey she created at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Thanksgiving-Hanukkah overlap spurs thanks, angst

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel. That’s what students at suburban Detroit’s Hillel Day School are doing — creating paper-and-paint mashups of menorahs […]

11/25/2013

(AP Photo)

Germans commemorate 1938’s ‘night of broken glass’

BERLIN (AP) — Germans across the country on Saturday commemorated the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht — the night of broken glass — during which the Nazis staged a wave of attacks on Jews in Germany […]

11/09/2013

Israel awards Bloomberg $1 million ‘Jewish Nobel’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday recognized New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the first recipient of the $1 million Genesis Prize, an award popularly dubbed the “Jewish Nobel Prize.” The Genesis Prize Foundation said […]

10/21/2013

Italian Andrea Bartali son of champion cyclist Gino Bartali, speaks with Holocaust survivor Giulia Baquis at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, after a ceremony to induct Bartali into the prestigious Garden of the Righteous Among the Nations for his help rescuing Jews during World War II. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Cyclist Gino Bartali honored by Holocaust museum

ROME (AP) — Gino Bartali rarely spoke about this for all these years. During World War II, the champion cyclist — winner of the 1938 and 1948 Tour de France — helped rescue Jews in […]

10/10/2013

This image released by ModernTribe.com shows an American Gothic Thanksgivukkah Poster celebrating Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.  (AP Photo/ModernTribe.com)

Gobble tov! American Jews ready for Thanksgivukkah

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a turkey. It’s a menorah. It’s Thanksgivukkah! An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions. There’s the number […]

10/07/2013

Rabbi Joshua Hearshen blesses children while they reach to dip apples into honey during the Erev Rosh Hashana, the eve of the Jewish New Year, family service held at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The dipping of apples into honey is a traditional blessing to bring a sweet new year. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Will Vragovic)

You’re welcome! Once-a-year Jews find wide embrace

NEW YORK (AP) — You can search an interactive map to find synagogues that have last-minute seats at services. When you arrive, the temple’s board members will greet you at the door. You can confess […]

09/05/2013

Rosh Hashana

Jewish New Year starts at sundown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – At sundown today, Jews will begin the observance of Rosh Hashana, the two-day holiday marking the Jewish New Year. Services ushering in the year 5774 on the Hebrew calendar will feature […]

09/04/2013

Vienna, Austria (AP Photo)

Ancient Jewish tombstones found in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) — It was 1943 when Vienna’s Nazi overlords gave the order to destroy the city’s oldest Jewish cemetery, demanding it be leveled and the tombstones attesting to centuries of Jewish existence there be […]

07/10/2013

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