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New Stage For Temple Mount Activist Yehuda Glick: The Knesset

05/31/2016 - 12:21
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Tel Aviv — A year and a half ago he was a fringe Temple Mount activist expected to die, the victim of a point-blank assassination attempt.

On a tour of the Temple Mount, Yehuda Glick shows religious Jews a diagram of the Jewish temple that once stood. JTA

Israeli Soldier, 19, Wounded In Tel Aviv Attack Seen As Terrorism

05/31/2016 - 12:03

An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded Monday in a Tel Aviv stabbing — reportedly with a screwdriver — in what police are investigating as a terrorist attack.

Israeli soldier. Getty Images

Vandalism At 3 New England Synagogues Aims To Intimidate Community, ADL Regional Leader Says

05/31/2016 - 11:59

Boston — Recent vandalism targeting three New England synagogues is aimed at intimidating the Jewish community, the director of the New England office of the Anti-Defamation League said.

A swastika painted at Temple Ohawe Sholam in Pawtucket, R.I. JTA

Sanders: Israel Has A Right To US Protection

05/30/2016 - 10:09

Israel has a right to be protected by the United States, Bernie Sanders, a candidate in the primaries of the Democratic Party, said.

Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally at Bronx Community College in New York City, April 9, 2016. JTA

In Harvard Commencement Speech, Steven Spielberg Laments Rise of Anti-Semitism

05/29/2016 - 10:22

Speaking at Harvard University’s commencement, filmmaker Steven Spielberg said he was “wrong” as a kid to think anti-Semitism “was fading.”

Steven Spielberg speaking at Harvard University’s 2016 commencement ceremony. Youtube.com

NJ Man Who Fire-Bombed Rabbi’s Home Found Guilty Of Terrorism

05/29/2016 - 10:16

A 24-year-old man was found guilty of terrorism for vandalizing Jewish temples and firebombing a rabbi’s residence four years ago.

Why Scientists Are Fighting About The Origins Of Yiddish – And The Jews

05/26/2016 - 11:30
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Science has finally provided evidence of what Jewish “Star Wars” fans long suspected: Yoda is a member of the tribe — or at least he speaks like one.

The “Star Wars” character Yoda’s uncommon grammar is used by a geneticist to explain his theory on the origins of Yiddish. JTA

At YU Commencement, Robert Kraft Urges Yeshiva U Grads To Have ‘Wildly Improbable Dreams’

The New England Patriots owner urged the graduates to dream big, "like owning the Patriots."

05/27/2016 - 09:29

In a Hebrew-laced Yeshiva University commencement address, Robert Kraft recounted his dream of owning the New England Patriots and urged graduates to have their own “wildly improbable” dreams.

Robert Kraft being “hooded” at the Yeshiva University commencement in New York City, May 26, 2016. JTA

Democrats Said To Be Debating Ouster Of Wasserman Schultz As Party Chair

05/26/2016 - 11:06
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Washington — Feeling the heat over her clashes with Bernie Sanders, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is at the center of a debate among Democratic lawmakers over whether to push for her ouster as party chair.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, speaking to delegates of the party’s convention. JTA
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