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Democratic convention’s second night was all about the (Jewish) women

Democratic convention’s second night was all about the (Jewish) women

Tuesday night's theme was the rise of women, and a string of high-profile Jews — from Lena Dunham to Barbara Boxer — hammered the message home.

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Amar'e Stoudemire playing for the New York Knicks during a game against the Houston Rockets at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, Nov. 24, 2014. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Shalom, Amar’e Stoudemire: Goodbye to the NBA’s Jewish star

Shabbos Kestenbaum, 17, attending a

Democrats scramble for a unique message that appeals to Jewish millennials

Protestors burning an Israeli flag outside the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016. (Screenshot from Twitter)

Protesters burn Israeli flag outside Democratic convention

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United States

Jennifer Merecki and Andy Boyd, Bernie Sanders delegates from Montana, believe the United States should cease sending foreign aid to Israel and should instead work to end what they see as oppression of Palestinians. (Ben Sales)

Democrats seek unity on Israel, but cracks begin to show

Some delegates for Bernie Sanders would like to see America’s sympathies shift from robust support of Israel to outspoken opposition to the oppression of Palestinians.

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Israel & Middle East

Israeli forces raiding the home of Mohammad al-Fakih in the West Bank village of Surif, near Hebron, July 27, 2016. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90)

Palestinian gunman in attack that killed father of 10 dies in shootout with Israeli troops

Troops surrounding the Hamas triggerman's house near Hebron returned his fire and reportedly hit the building with an anti-tank missile.

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A French flag flies at half mast at an empty beach on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France, July 15, 2016 in Nice, France. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

For Jews of Nice, terrorist attack came as no surprise

Islamists for years have targeted the capital of the French Riviera, where many Jews are too afraid to wear a kippah in public.

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Life & Culture

James Schamus, left, and Logan Lerman on the set of "Indignation." (Alison Cohen Rosa)

‘Indignation’ brings Philip Roth’s novel about anti-Semitism to the big screen

James Schamus’ adaptation traces the effects of institutional anti-Semitism on a “nice Jewish boy” attending a conservative college in the Midwest in 1951.

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