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Mysterious golden Netanyahu statue ‘toppled’ in Tel Aviv

Mysterious golden Netanyahu statue ‘toppled’ in Tel Aviv

An Israeli sculptor placed the sculpture in Rabin Square in what he said was the first in a series of planned political-artistic acts.

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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

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

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

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United States

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

Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers praised the congressman, who is running to head the Democratic National Committee, as "an agent of change."

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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

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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French-Polish film director Roman Polanski attending a press conference at the Bonarowski Palace Hotel in Krakow, Poland, Oct. 30, 2015. (Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images)

Polish Supreme Court rejects request to overturn Roman Polanski extradition case

The Jewish French-Polish film director fled the U.S. nearly four decades ago before being convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl.

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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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