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‘La La Land’ ties record with 14 Oscar nominations, including for music by Jewish composer

‘La La Land’ ties record with 14 Oscar nominations, including for music by Jewish composer

Jewish actors Natalie Portman and Andrew Garfield also were nominated for Academy Awards.

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President Barack Obama meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas after addressing the United Nations 68th General Assembly in New York City, Sept. 24, 2014. (Allan Tannenbaum-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama administration reportedly gave $221M to Palestinians hours before Trump inauguration

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President Donald Trump reading the first of three Executive Orders he will sign in the Oval Office, Jan. 23, 2017. (Ron Sachs/Pool/Getty Images)

Opinion

What Trump can do for Mideast peace on day one

Haim Erez hugging the children of Yanush Ben Gal in Kazan, Sept. 4, 2016. (Limmud FSU)

Tehran Holocaust refugees generating new interest amid global migrant crisis

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United States

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‘Alt-right’ leader Richard Spencer got punched in the face. Why wasn’t Sarah Silverman happy about that?

The incident sparked an online debate about whether it is ever appropriate to punch someone, even if that person is seen as a neo-Nazi.

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Israel & Middle East

Israeli soldiers smoking during training in northern Israel,
June 14, 2009. (Matanya Tausig/Flash90)

Israeli army has a smoking problem, new study finds

Nearly 40 percent of Israelis are smokers by the time they finish their compulsory army service, according to the researchers.

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Nazi Paper Hits Portrayal of Christ with Jewish Features

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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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World

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If you take a selfie at a Holocaust memorial, you might be shamed on ‘Yolocaust’

Israeli-German satirist Shahak Shapira sought to highlight the trend of taking selfies at Berlin's Holocaust memorial.

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The Black Newspaper That Championed Jewish Hair

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

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How to Cook a Shabbat Dinner When You Are a Vegetarian But Your Guests Are Not

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Life & Culture

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Super Bowl to feature two teams with Jewish owners for first time in 5 years

Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots is a veteran of the big game, while Arthur Blank of the Atlanta Falcons will be making his debut as a Super Bowl owner.

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