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Lincoln’s grief, Scrooge’s journey and other great reads for Yom Kippur

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Lincoln’s grief, Scrooge’s journey and other great reads for Yom Kippur

Reading a good book in synagogue can help with the important work of introspection and repentance.

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Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner used private email account to conduct government business

Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg tightens ad policy in face of ‘Jew hater’ controversy

Angela Merkel

For first time since WWII, a far-right party will be in the German parliament

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United States

Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months in prison over sexting scandal

The disgraced former congressman must also register as a sex offender for life.

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Life & Culture

Sandy Koufax

Sandy Koufax and Yom Kippur: The link that lasts forever

The Dodgers ace said not taking the mound for the '65 World Series was a "thing of respect" and not a hard decision.

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Israel & Middle East

Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford wrote a book about Israel

The TV host has visited the Jewish state many times as an evangelical Christian.

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World

AfD

Leader of far-right German party says Jews have nothing to fear

"Our worst fears have come true," a German Jewish leader said of the Alternative for Germany's success in elections.

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