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In New York race, a gay religious Jewish upstart challenges a 12-term incumbent

In New York race, a gay religious Jewish upstart challenges a 12-term incumbent

Providing Jerry Nadler his first primary challenger in two decades, Yeshiva U. graduate Oliver Rosenberg has lambasted the veteran lawmaker for backing the Iran nuclear deal -- with an assist from Jackie Mason.

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German-born American physicist Albert Einstein, 1946 (Central Press/Getty Images)

Hebrew U supporters want German museum to pick Einstein’s brain for new exhibit

Clockwise from top left: Fran Drescher ( ), Larry Kramer (Courtesy of HBO), Rabbi Steven Greenberg in 2014 (Wikimedia Commons), Jazz Jennings (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Trevor Project).

9 Jewish LGBTQ activists you should know

The chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky, speaking to the press at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, Sept. 12, 2013. (Miriam Alster/Flash90).

Sharansky: Arab, far-right anti-Semitism mean no future for Jews in France

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United States

Taj Patterson was allegedly beaten by a group of Hasidic Jews, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2013. (Screenshot from YouTube)

Black Brooklyn beating victim sues NYC, Orthodox security patrol

Taj Patterson, who was beaten, allegedly by a group of Hasidic Jews, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is suing New York City and its police department.

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Israel & Middle East

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announcing Israel's agreement with Turkey at a press conference in Rome, Italy, June 27, 2016. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

Netanyahu formally announces reconciliation deal with Turkey

The agreement, which will be signed on Tuesday, ends a six-year severing of diplomatic ties.

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Joe Goldblatt, a Texan who gained Scottish citizenship in July, campaigns for Scottish independence in Edinburgh. (Ben Sales)

Ahead of historic vote, many Scottish Jews wary of independence


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The facade of the Alte Pinakothek art museum in Munich, one of the Bavarian state galleries. (Wikimedia Commons)

Munich state museum profited from Nazi-looted art, investigation shows

The Bavarian State Galleries and many other such institutions have been sitting on art that was forcibly "purchased" from Jewish collectors under the Nazi regime, a joint newspaper and German commission probe found.

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The tree clad foothills of the Atlas mountains with a traditonal Berber village clinging to the sides, Morocco

Why 100 NY Jews Brought Goats to This Moroccan Village

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Life & Culture

Israelis enjoy the beach in Tel Aviv, as a heatwave hits Israel, May 16, 2016. (Miriam ALster/Flash90)

Israelis would get 6 Sundays off under bill to create ‘Western’ weekend

Two of the six proposed long weekends would take place during the summer, and the other four would come during the Passover and Hanukkah vacations.

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