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Deen says she used slur but doesn’t tolerate hate

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Celebrity cook Paula Deen said while being questioned in a discrimination lawsuit that she has used racial slurs in the past but insisted she and her family do not tolerate prejudice. […]


Barbra Streisand (AP Photo)

In Israel, Streisand slams treatment of women

JERUSALEM (AP) — Entertainment star Barbra Streisand waded into one of Israel’s touchiest issues Monday on the first major stop of her tour of the country — Jewish religious practices that separate men and women. […]


Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli PM warns of another Holocaust from Iran

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his two-day visit to Poland, which Germany’s Nazis occupied during World War II and where they committed the worst crimes ever against the Jewish people, […]


Maestro Murry Sidlin in performance. (Photo Credit:

Conductor to be honored by Simon Wiesenthal Center

BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) – Conductor Murry Sidlin will be among the honorees at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual National Tribute Dinner tonight at the Beverly Wilshire hotel. Sidlin created what he described as the concert […]


Irena Sendler, former member of Polish resistance movement during WWII, Warsaw, Poland. (AP Photo)

Polish walkway named for woman who saved Jews

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials have honored Irena Sendler, a Polish woman credited with saving 2,500 Jewish children from the Holocaust, by naming a walkway in a symbolically important spot after her. Sendler was […]


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NY school district mulls action for Nazi assignment

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A high school English teacher could face disciplinary action for giving a writing assignment that asked students to make a persuasive argument blaming Jews for the problems of Nazi Germany, Albany school district officials said Friday.


Traditional Passover seder plate (AP Photo)

Obama holds Passover Seder at the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama was marking Monday night’s start of Passover with a private Seder at the White House. Obama started the tradition as a presidential candidate in 2008 when he joined Jewish staffers celebrating on the campaign trail.


Passover Haggadah and kiddush cup (AP Photo)

Israelis get kosher cigarettes for Passover

JERUSALEM (AP) — Observant Jews in Israel craving a smoke during the week-long Passover holiday that starts at sundown Monday can now enjoy a rabbi-approved puff.


Passover Haggadah and kiddush cup (AP Photo)

Passover begins at sundown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Passover, which celebrates what the Old Testament describes as God’s deliverance of the Israelites from bondage, begins at sundown today. Jews of all traditions will gather for a ritual meal called a Seder, which means order.


Judge: Free rabbi after he refused to testify

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has ordered a Brooklyn orthodox rabbi be freed after he refused to answer questions, saying his religion forbids him from testifying against other Jews. The Los […]





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