‘Hug a Jew’ a hit on Facebook

WASHINGTON (JTA) – More than 100,000 people have joined a Facebook group urging members to ‘hug a Jew.’

The group, created by Ben Plaut of Pittsburgh, asks users of the social networking site to "aspire to hug as many Jews as possible," the London Jewish Chronicle reported.

Followers now include users from Israel, Australia, Great Britain and the United States.

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