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In Belarus, some Jews don’t mind a dictator

In Belarus, some Jews don’t mind a dictator

They enjoy less freedom but more stability and security than in some of the region’s chaotic democracies — but there are fears, too.

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Why Trump’s UN speech thrilled Netanyahu — for the moment, anyway

The president took a hard line on Iran and ISIS and ignored the Palestinians, but kept Israel guessing on Syria.

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Hug a chicken and 4 other twists on traditional High Holidays rituals

Some traditions are obscure and inaccessible. These people are trying to change that.

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The government told the Supreme Court that it has no plans to reconsider its decision to freeze the Western Wall agreement.

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Poland’s right-wing party leader calls Israel a ‘modern-day miracle’

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the man believed to be Poland's most powerful politician, spoke at an event honoring presumed rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust.

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