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Kirk Douglas to celebrate his 100th birthday in star-studded Beverly Hills bash

Kirk Douglas to celebrate his 100th birthday in star-studded Beverly Hills bash

Some 150 guests will fete the celebrated actor, director, writer and philanthropist at a tea party in Beverly Hills.

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Burger King Israel introduces doughnut burger for Hanukkah

A gold statue of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is taken down at Rabin square in Tel Aviv, Dec. 6, 2016. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Mysterious golden Netanyahu statue toppled in Tel Aviv

Immersive experiences, like the Origins dinner series, are one way Arq seeks to engage people with Jewish life and culture. (Courtesy of Danya Shults)

A new, for-profit brand aims to engage a younger generation with Jewish life

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United States

A swastika at a children's playground in Brooklyn Heights, New York. (Screenshot from Twitter)

NYPD sees ‘huge spike’ in hate crimes post-election — Jews targeted most

There has been a 115 percent increase in bias crimes in New York City following Election Day, the police said, with Jews being targeted in 24 of the 43 incidents in that nearly monthlong period.

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Israel & Middle East

New houses being constructed in Shiloh, a Jewish settlement in the West Bank in 2013. (Ryan Simon via CC)

Bill to legalize West Bank settlements on Palestinian land advances in Knesset

According to the settlement watchdog group Peace Now, the bill could legalize 55 outposts and 4,000 housing units in the West Bank.

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From the JTA Archives


Election of Former Klansman is Condemned by Jewish Leaders

Women of the Wall members bringing Torahs to the Western Wall, Nov. 2, 2016. (Screenshot from Twitter)

American Jews protest in solidarity with Women of the Wall


Candidates Differ on Israel

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The Greek delegation of the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project baking challahs in Jerusalem in 2015. (Courtesy of Jewish Women's Renaissance Project)

‘Birthright for moms’ resonates with world’s small Jewish communities

In largely unobservant Greece and Turkey, subsidized Israel trips for Jewish women offer a rare opportunity to connect to the Jewish state.

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Leonard Cohen’s Vacation in Castro’s Cuba


What Every Grocery Store Gets Wrong About Hanukkah


Why Israeli Food Is Trending in the US

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Life & Culture


The Defender newsroom on Chicago's South Side in the late 1940s, with Audrey Weaver, the first woman city editor of any American newspaper, in the center. (Courtesy of Abbott Sengstacke Family Papers)


A white Jewish reporter, a black newspaper and a century of common causes

Ethan Michaeli has written a history of The Chicago Defender, an African American-owned newspaper where he worked as a young journalist.

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