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Chanukah Happening Transforms Rivertown Village

Irvington gets in the holiday spirit.

12/16/2014
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The charming Rivertown village of Irvington, with its sweeping views of the Hudson River from picturesque Main Street, is the kind of place that — decked out in its customary December decorations — could easily pose for a Currier & Ives holiday card.

Scenes from Chabad’s Chanukah pop-up shop in Irvington.  Courtesy Chabad of the Rivertowns

Har Nof Heartbreak: The Anatomy Of A Campaign

In tragedy’s wake, millions were collected in mere weeks. But experts say more long-term planning is needed.

12/16/2014
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Ben Schwartz, 28, was in afternoon prayer services last month when he heard about the Har Nof terror attacks that left five dead and several in critical condition.

Charedi Jews mourn the victims of the Nov. 18 attack in the Har Nof neighborhood of West Jerusalem.  Getty Images

Landmark Day For Flatbush Conservative Synagogue

East Midwood Jewish Center, a demographic anomaly, marks 90 years, and a change on the pulpit.

12/16/2014
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Last Sunday was a big day for one synagogue in Flatbush.

In the Regency Room of the East Midwood Jewish Center was a family Chanukah party that more than 100 people attended. Afterwards, in the elegant and soaring sanctuary, more than 200 people celebrated the installation of the congregation’s new rabbi and celebrated the shul’s 90th anniversary. There were speeches and singing, prayers and members’ reminiscences, and a cocktail reception in the ballroom.

Members of the East Midwood Jewish Center celebrated the synagogue’s 90th anniversary Sunday in the sanctuary. Jeremy Gordon

Female Rabbis At Forefront Of Pioneering Prayer Communities

Charismatic spiritual leaders, most of whom are on the West Coast, stressing innovation and outreach.

12/16/2014
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Los Angeles — A decade ago in Los Angeles, two organizations opened their doors with a call to prayer — or they would have if they had any doors to open.

Rabbi Naomi Levy and the Nashuva band drum playing on the beach.  Phyllis Osman

Poll: Most Israelis See A Crisis In U.S.-Israel Ties

12/16/2014
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Washington — The majority of Israelis believe there is a crisis in U.S.-Israel ties and that the Netanyahu government has harmed the relationship, according to a new poll.

Tufts University Vandalized Again With Swastikas

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Swastikas were found spray-painted on a Tufts University building for the third time in nearly two years.

Israeli Police Arrest Head Of Anti-Coexistence Group

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Tel Aviv — The head of Lehava, a group that opposes Arab-Israeli coexistence and assimilation, was arrested.

In Lugansk, An Icy Ukraine Winter Tests A War-Torn Community

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Lugansk, Ukraine — In an unheated synagogue with no running water, a dozen Jews are trying to keep warm as temperatures here veer toward the single digits.

Jewish Groups Lend Legal Support To Hijab-Wearing Teen Denied Job

When Abercrombie & Fitch said the head scarf was a no-go, Jewish groups responded.

12/16/2014
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Should an American business be allowed to deny a job to a Muslim teenager who wears a hijab head covering for religious reasons?

Jewish groups lend legal support to Hijab-wearing teen. Getty Images.

Oldie And Bestie

We know there are tons of Chanukah videos but for the first night, nothing beats the Maccabeats' 'Candlelight.'

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