Judaism

An Orthodox Jewish man walks through the parking lot of a supermarket, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Spring Valley, N.Y. Rockland County in New York City's northern suburbs declared a state of emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since last fall, hoping a ban against unvaccinated children in public places wakes their parents to the seriousness of the problem. Rockland's outbreak has most heavily affected Orthodox Jewish communities, in which vaccination rates tend to be lower. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
March 26, 2019 - 9:00 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A county in New York City's northern suburbs declared a state of emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since last fall, hoping a ban against unvaccinated children in public places wakes their parents to the seriousness of the problem. "...
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A swastika is seen on a the door of a former synagogue in Mommenheim, eastern France, Monday; March 4, 2019. Vandals have scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti on a former synagogue in eastern France, the latest in a string of such incidents that have caused nationwide concern. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
March 04, 2019 - 8:32 am
MOMMENHEIM, France (AP) — Vandals have scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti on a former synagogue in eastern France, the latest in a string of incidents that have caused nationwide concern. Swastikas were discovered Monday on the door and facade of a building in the town of Mommenheim that formerly held...
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President Donald Trump talks to Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts while leaving the House chamber after giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington. (Doug Mills/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
February 06, 2019 - 3:48 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister is pushing back after President Donald Trump said the country does "bad, bad things" and appeared to link it to the deadly attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue last year by an American anti-Semite. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Wednesday that...
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Pope Francis speaks during an Interreligious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Pope Francis arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. His visit represents the first papal trip ever to the Arabian Peninsula, the birthplace of Islam. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
February 04, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Against the backdrop of the first papal visit to the Arabian Peninsula is an interfaith conference that includes prominent U.S. rabbis and Christian evangelicals, who are seeking stronger recognition of Israel through closer ties with Muslim figures and Arab...
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December 05, 2018 - 5:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — In a story Dec. 4 about Holocaust survivors marking the third night of Hanukkah, The Associated Press misidentified the vice president of the Claims Conference in Israel. His name is Shlomo Gur. A corrected version of the story is below: Holocaust survivors gathering for global...
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Mayoral candidate Ofer Berkovitch, right, and his wife Dina pose for the media as they cast their votes at a polling station in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Israelis were choosing their next mayors in dozens of locations across the country Tuesday, with the main focus on the largest city of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
November 13, 2018 - 9:12 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis were choosing their next mayors in dozens of locations across the country Tuesday, with the main focus on the largest city of Jerusalem. The vote marks the second round of municipal elections in cities where no candidate secured at least 40 percent support in the Oct. 30...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2018, file photo, a makeshift memorial stands outside the Tree of Life synagogue in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the in Pittsburgh. A moment of silence to honor the 11 people killed in the synagogue shooting is planned for a downtown Pittsburgh park, on Friday, Nov. 9. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 09, 2018 - 3:46 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nearly two weeks after a gunman shot to death 11 people inside a Pittsburgh synagogue, their lives were remembered Friday with a moment of silence and rally for peace in a downtown park. Rabbis from all three congregations whose members were meeting in the Tree of Life synagogue...
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November 07, 2018 - 7:59 am
BERLIN (AP) — Jewish students in Berlin have marked the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass," when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany. Some 30 students from the Jewish Traditional School lit candles and recited prayers at their school Wednesday as Rabbi Yehuda...
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Pittsburgh Police direct traffic as their vehicles close the street adjacent to the Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, as a curbside Shabbat morning service is held on the street corner in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The service honored the 11 people killed by a gunman, Oct 27, 2018 while worshipping at the Tree of Life Synagogue. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 04, 2018 - 1:39 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Jewish nurse who treated the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect says that he saw confusion but not evil in the man's eyes, and that his own actions stemmed from love. "I'm sure he had no idea I was Jewish," registered nurse Ari Mahler wrote in a Facebook post Saturday about...
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Vice President Mike Pence, right, prays with Rabbi Loren Jacobs, of Bloomfield Hills' Congregation Shema Yisrael, for the victims and families of those killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, at a rally for Republicans in Oakland County, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, at the Oakland County Airport in Waterford, Mich. (Tanya Moutzalias/Ann Arbor News-MLive.com via AP)
October 30, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rabbi invited to pray at a Michigan campaign stop with Vice President Mike Pence for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre referenced "Jesus the Messiah" at the event. Rabbi Loren Jacobs of Messianic congregation Shema Yisrael on Monday offered prayers for the 11...
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