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Donald Trump, taking office, pledges to put ‘America first’

Donald Trump, taking office, pledges to put ‘America first’

The new president took a phrase from the Hebrew Bible in a brief allusion to unity in his address, which was followed by a benediction by Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

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Betsy DeVos testifying during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17, 2017. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

With Betsy DeVos pushing school choice, Ohio Jewish schools sing its praises

Donald Trump speaking at a rally organized by the Tea Party Patriots against the Iran nuclear deal in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 2015. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump appointees’ statements could signal he won’t scrap Iran deal


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Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and the halacha police

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Protestors outside of Trump Tower in New York CIty, Nov. 3, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

All the Jewish stuff happening around the Women’s March

Jewish groups -- from synagogues to activist organizations -- have planned a Shabbat of programming around the demonstration.

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Israel & Middle East

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Netanyahu congratulates ‘my friend President Trump’

Netanyahu prematurely called Trump "president," adding that he was looking forward to making the Israeli-U.S. alliance "stronger than ever."

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Jewish Funeral Arranged for Jack Ruby; Will Be Buried in Chicago

Front row, left to right, Benjamin R. Epstein, national director of the Anti-Defamation League B'nai B'rith, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Roy Wilkins of the NAACP and US Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson outside the White House, June 1963. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

ADL Warned of Anti-semitism in ‘radical Right,’ John Birch Society

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5,000 Killed in 6-month Anti-Jewish ‘blitzkrieg’ in Rumania

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Tzipi Livni arriving for the weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, July 21, 2013. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Tzipi Livni threatened with arrest if she lands in Brussels

The Israeli lawmaker and former foreign minister reportedly canceled her trip, in which she was to speak at the European Parliament on curbing attempts to isolate Israel internationally.

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The Jewish Feminist Rabbi’s Take on Trump’s Inauguration


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The Nazi Gravesite in the Heart of the Amazon

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Life & Culture

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Think tank names two Jews of color to list of ‘Faith Leaders to Watch in 2017’

The Center for American Progress honors activists 'working tirelessly as forces for social change.'

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