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Jewish Journalists Urged To Tell Israel’s Story

But a disconnect loomed at first Jewish Media Summit in 14 years.

06/25/2014
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Jerusalem — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed a group of 140 Jewish journalists from 32 countries to Israel on Sunday evening and charged them with the task of speaking out against “the rising tide” of anti-Semitism in Europe and the “dangerous” deal being negotiated between the U.S. and Iran over Tehran’s nuclear program.

France’s New Chief Rabbi Calls For Inclusiveness

06/24/2014
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Paris - France’s newly elected chief rabbi has vowed to pursue a path of inclusiveness and restore the confidence of the country’s half a million Jewish community, badly shaken by anti-Semitic attacks and a recent scandal over religious divorce.

Ukrainian Jewish Lawmaker Oleksandr Feldman Menaced In Kiev

06/23/2014
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Oleksandr Feldman, a Ukrainian lawmaker and Jewish leader, said he was threatened in Kiev by uniformed men who hurled anti-Semitic insults at him.

French Jews Elect New Chief Rabbi

06/23/2014
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The Jewish community of France elected Rabbi Haim Korsia, the French army’s Jewish chaplain, as its new chief rabbi.

Philly Man, 89, Arrested For Nazi-Era Crimes

06/19/2014
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An 89-year-old Philadelphia man, Johann Breyer, was arrested for abetting murder during his time as a Nazi guard at Auschwitz and Buchenwald.

Pope Francis: ‘Inside every Christian is a Jew’

06/17/2014
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Vatican City – Underscoring the close ties between Christianity and Judaism and calling Holocaust denial “madness,” Pope Francis told an interviewer that “inside every Christian is a Jew.”

The Pope meets Israeli president Shimon Peres for a peace prayer in June. Getty Images

Moise Safra, Billionaire Philanthropist, Dies At 79

06/17/2014
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Moise Safra, a billionaire banker and philanthropist, died at 79 in Brazil.

Men, Apparently Armed, Threaten Paris Cops Outside Synagogue

06/16/2014
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Two men pointed what looked like firearms at police stationed outside a Paris synagogue in part of a weekend string of anti-Semitic incidents in and near the French capital.

Germany Ordered To Pay Restitution To Schocken Family

06/13/2014
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Berlin — Germany was ordered to pay the heirs of a Jewish department store chain nearly $68 million in restitution and interest for properties confiscated by the Nazis.

Bringer Of Solar Energy To Kerosene-Dependent Wins Charles Bronfman Prize

06/12/2014
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The 2014 Charles Bronfman Prize, an annual $100,000 award for “young humanitarians whose work is inspired by their Jewish values and is of universal benefit to all people,” was given this week to Sam Goldman, founder of a San Francisco-based company that brings solar energy to millions of people around the world who are dependent on kerosene light.

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