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1 hr ago | Religion News Service

Simon Wiesenthal Center: Newly Sainted Popes are Heroes to the Jewish People

The Simon Wiesenthal Center joins with Catholics around the world in acknowledging the remarkable contribution of the two Popes canonized this Easter Sunday.

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5 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

Will Bill Clinton's grandchildren be Jewish?

Chelsea Clinton speaks at an April 17, 2014 event shortly before announcing she is pregnant.

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9 hrs ago | Examiner.com

European Jewry's Four Cups,

Aeronautical engineer, Samuel Sandler, and head of the Jewish community in Versailles, France, recently registered the local synagogue as a national landmark.

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13 hrs ago | Forward

Jewish Nonprofits Start To Embrace Maternity Leave

The United States is the only industrialized country in the world not to mandate paid maternity leave, and only 11 percent of private-sector American employees have access to it.

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17 hrs ago | The Independent

Church of England-raised Michael Williams describes the unexpected...

Michael Williams is author of 'On the Slow Train'. His newest book, 'The Trains That Passed', will be published by Preface in spring 2015 It could hardly be more be surreal.

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22 hrs ago | Arutz Sheva Israel News

Hevron: Arabs Clash With IDF as Jews Celebrate Pesach

AFP reports that massive protests were being held across Judea, Samaria and Gaza for Prisoners Day.

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Related Topix: World News, Palestinian Territories, Middle East, Religion, Israel

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Tijuana to Tefilah: Crossing from Mexico to America with Jewish children who do it every day

Fernando Sur, whose father drives him from Tijuana to Southern California Yeshiva High School in San Diego, wraps tefillin at his all-boys school.

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Related Topix: World News, Mexico, San Ysidro (San Diego, CA), San Diego, CA, San Ysidro, CA, Religion

The Jewish Journal

Fight or flight: The nature of Judaism

On the other: The Jewish religion is peaceful and Jews avoid fighting, to the point that they have been derided as cowards or draft dodgers.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

A Thousand Jews in Moscow Learn About Judaism

Over 1,000 Jews are expected to gather in Moscow between April 24 and 27 for the "Limmud FSU Moscow" conference, one of the largest gatherings of Jews in the former Soviet Union .

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The Chronicle-Telegram

Open Door students learn Christians also celebrate Passover

A table set with matzo bread, grape juice standing in as wine, parsley, horseradish and an apple and nut mixture allowed students at Open Door Christian School to participate Wednesday afternoon in a fast-paced Passover Seder, a ritual meal recounting God's freeing of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, Baked Goods, Food, Bread, Elyria, OH, Religion

The Independent

Why is Easter so late this year? Explaining how we date Easter Sunday

Dating Easter is confusing, it's based on out-dated calendars, ancient ties with Judaism and a big meeting of bishops in the 3rd century: better strap in.

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Related Topix: North East, PA, Religion, Astronomy, Science, Life, Holidays, Passover, Israel, World News, Middle East, Orthodox Church

DNAinfo.com

Christians, Muslims and Jews to Gather for Interfaith Passover Seder

Upper East Side religious leaders are hoping that breaking bread together - the unleavened kind - will help to break down barriers between New Yorkers of different religions.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Passover, Religion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Transitions Online

Are Ukraine's Pro-Maidan Jews Courting Another Holocaust?

Russia may have the military and economic clout to annex another country's territory, but its propaganda efforts have been foundering spectacularly of late.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Travel, Ukraine Travel, Europe Travel, Israel, Middle East, Religion

The Jewish Journal

Did the Exodus happen?

With Passover here, it is a propitious time to address the central issue of the holiday: the Exodus.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Catching Up? A Summary of Breaking News

The first two days of the Passover holiday end Wednesday evening in the Diaspora.

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New Jersey Jewish News

Former - rebel' hopes to inspire Beth El

"I climbed out the window to escape one day," he remembers. His father wasn't too perturbed; he'd been a rebel too, and he went on to become a rabbi.

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New Jersey Jewish News

Saving a faith by embracing the interfaith

As a community, we've tried to apply a number of haphazard patches to this problem, but an important fact remains that simply cannot be overlooked: When a Jewish person falls in love, it's not always with another Jew.

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Nanaimo Daily News

Israeli police enter holy site in Jerusalem to disperse Palestinian rioters

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Palestinian rioters hurled stones and firecrackers on Wednesday from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.

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Arutz Sheva Israel News

Muslim Rioters Throw Flares, Rocks on Temple Mount

As Jews marked the second morning of the Pesach holiday, Muslims rioters marred the day by hurling flares and rocks at police forces on the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site.

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The Daily Star

Dozens of Palestinians wounded in Al-Aqsa clashes: AFP

Israeli riot police arrest a Palestinian at the al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 14, 2014.

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