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The new Han Solo is Jewish – and he was discovered at a bat mitzvah

The new Han Solo is Jewish – and he was discovered at a bat mitzvah

Spielberg, whose daughter Sasha was friends with the bat mitzvah girl, was in the synagogue — and was impressed.

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Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson speaking at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) 2014 at The Venetian Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 1, 2014. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Sheldon Adelson backs Donald Trump, says he’s good for Israel

Voters in London's mayoral election outside a synagogue serving as a polling station in London, May 5, 2015. (Cnaan Liphshiz)

Hundreds of voters, including chief rabbi, turned away in heavily Jewish London borough

Donald Trump addressing the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., March 21, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Donald Trump disavows David Duke’s praise

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United States

Opinion

Two Jewish teenagers enjoying their time at the B'nai B'rith Perlman Camp in Lake Pomo, Pennsylvania, 2012. (Courtesy of BBYO)

Opinion

Jewish teenagers want to engage. Just ask them.

A new study about Jewish teens suggests they want programs that values them as equal partners in creating experiences that add meaning to their lives.

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Israel & Middle East

Deputy IDF Chief of Staff, Yair Golan, laying a wreath at a memorial during a ceremony at Yad Vashem as Israel marked its Holocaust Remembrance Day, May 5, 2016. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Top Israeli general walks back apparent Israel-Nazi comparison on Holocaust day

Gen. Yair Golan said he "did not intend to compare the IDF and Israel to what happened in Germany 70 years ago. Such a comparison would be absurd and baseless."

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World

Voters in London's mayoral election outside a synagogue serving as a polling station in London, May 5, 2015. (Cnaan Liphshiz)

Anti-Semitism charges suggest a rout for Labour among London’s Jews

Even popular politicians may be punished at the ballot by angry Jewish voters.

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Life & Culture

Leah and Yitzhak Rabin in 1968. (Israel Government Press Office)

In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography

Drawing upon recordings and archival footage, "Rabin in his Own Words" allows Israel's slain former prime minister to tell his own story.

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