Judaism

Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz gestures as he speaks during an election campaign rally to his supporters in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, April 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
April 08, 2019 - 10:49 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — It's a crowded field in Israel's elections as over 40 parties are slugging it out on Tuesday for seats in the country's parliament. There is the right-wing flagship, centrist newcomers, ultra-Orthodox parties, Arab parties and fringe movements. But only a handful will win the...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 25, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump smiles at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, after signing a proclamation in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington. Trump isn't on the ballot for Israel's national election, yet he's a dominant factor for many American Jews as they assess the high stakes of balloting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 06, 2019 - 12:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump isn't on the ballot for Israel's national election, yet he's a dominant factor for many American Jews as they assess the high stakes of Tuesday's balloting. At its core, the election is a judgment on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has won the post four times but...
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March 26, 2019 - 4:39 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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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, during their visit to Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem, Thursday March 21, 2019. Netanyahu has praised U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of its control over the Golan Heights as a holiday "miracle." (Amir Cohen/Pool via AP)
March 21, 2019 - 8:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2009 file photo, visitors stand outside the Touro Synagogue, in Newport, R.I., the oldest existing Jewish house of worship in the United States. The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday, March 18, 2019, not to take up the case over control of the synagogue, which means a lower court ruling that a New York synagogue has ownership, stays in place. (AP Photo/Eric J. Shelton, File)
March 18, 2019 - 9:09 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene Monday in a fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue and its religious bells worth millions, leaving in place a ruling that the Rhode Island synagogue will remain the property of a New York congregation. The...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2011 file photo, in a sign of mourning, participants place pebbles on a monument to honour the hundreds of Jews murdered by their Polish neighbours during state and religious ceremony marking 70 years since the World War II massacre in Jedwabne, Poland. The Polish government says it is considering carrying out exhumations at a World War II-era site where Jews were burned alive in a barn by their Polish neighbors, something which would violate Jewish religious law. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski, File)
March 06, 2019 - 11:56 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government is reconsidering whether to exhume human remains at a World War II-era site where Jews were burned alive by Polish neighbors, though the country's chief rabbi says the work would violate Judaism's prohibition on disinterment under most circumstances...
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Pope Francis delivers his speech during a Mass in the St. Crispino parish church, in the Labaro neighborhood, Rome, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
March 04, 2019 - 1:59 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Declaring that the church "isn't afraid of history," Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized by Jews of staying silent on the Holocaust and not doing enough to save lives. Describing that...
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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 - 5:32 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 - 12:48 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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December 05, 2018 - 2:35 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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