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At the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, a virtual encounter with a Syrian refugee

At the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, a virtual encounter with a Syrian refugee

Like many young men, Omar wants to flirt with women and talk about technology. He has also encountered enough grief for several lifetimes.

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Sixth and I, a non-denominational synagogue, has planned a Shabbat of programming around the Women's March on Washington, including meals, lectures, meditation and yoga. (Courtesy of Sixth and I)

Facing inauguration and women’s march, DC synagogues split on entering the fray


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, speaking with European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini during the Mideast peace conference in Paris, Jan. 15, 2017. (Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images)


Britain again breaks ranks with Europe — this time over Israel

Reed Cordish attending the Celebration of Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, March 30, 2012. (Bill McCay/WireImage via Getty Images)

Trump appoints friend of Jared Kushner to serve as assistant to president

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United States


Barack Obama delivering a speech at the Jerusalem Convention Center, March 21, 2013. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)


Obama was, for better or worse, the face of liberal Zionism

The tension between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — and by extension, between the president and the pro-Israel mainstream — was a matter of policy, not emotion.

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Israel & Middle East

Kerry-Netanyahu in Jerusalem 11.24.2015

Kerry reassures Netanyahu that Paris peace meeting will not lead to more UN action

Kerry was one of more than 72 international leaders who attended Sunday's peace conference in Paris.

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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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5,000 Killed in 6-month Anti-Jewish ‘blitzkrieg’ in Rumania

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Some 250 supporters of the far-right National Democratic Party marched, accompanied by riot police, on May Day in Rostock, Germany, on May 1, 2014. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Far-right political party no threat to German democracy, high court rules

It marks the second time that the court has ruled against barring the National Democratic Party, despite calling it racist, inhumane and similar in orientation to the Nazi Party.

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Nepal jungle area at the foot of the Annapurna

The Nazi Gravesite in the Heart of the Amazon


How to Talk to Your Kids About Trump’s ‘Golden Shower’ Fiasco

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Life & Culture


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5 Jewish moments from that epic ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ episode

A hilarious duet by Patti Lupone and Tovah Feldshuh is just the beginning.

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