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

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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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

Jared Kushner attending the premiere of "A Film Unfinished" at MOMA - Celeste Bartos Theater in New York City, Aug. 11, 2010. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Foundation of Jared Kushner’s parents donated tens of thousands of dollars to West Bank groups

Rep. Keith Ellison testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Subcommittee in Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 2014. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jewish head of teachers union defends Keith Ellison

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United States


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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Israel & Middle East


Trees aflame in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Nov. 25, 2016. (Gili Yaari /Flash90)


Why planting more trees in Israel is a bad idea right now

Replanting the forests after the fires would do irreversible damage to Israel's already weakened ecosystem, writes a top Israeli environmentalist.

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From the JTA Archives

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


After Israel’s deadly fire, mourning, vows to rebuild and finger pointing

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Corbyn Terezin

Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn visits former Nazi camp at Terezin

"Never forget," tweeted Corbyn, who has been accused of doing too little to curb rampant anti-Semitism among party members and lawmakers.

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What Every Grocery Store Gets Wrong About Hanukkah


Why Israeli Food Is Trending in the US


The Basketball Victory That Changed Israel Forever

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Life & Culture

Amar'e Stoudemire speaking at a press conference in Jerusalem, August 8, 2016. (Flash90)

Amar’e Stoudemire’s son, barred from Israeli youth basketball, invited to try baseball

The baseball association's president suggested to the ex-NBA star and his wife that Deuce Stoudemire, 12, could make the transition "even more successfully" than Michael Jordan.

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