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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

Famed director Steven Spielberg was one of the guests – and fell for a young Alden Ehrenreich's amateur movie.

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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)

Despite anti-Semitism scandal, Muslim Labour candidate poised to win London mayoral election

A pottery fragment discovered in Teruel depicting a Jewish man. (Courtesy of Sefarad)

Spanish archaeologists unearth rare 13th-century portrait of a Jew

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United States

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

Trump heeded the ADL's call to disavow the former Ku Klux Klan leader, who said Trump had the opportunity to expose “Jewish supremacists who control our country.”

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Israel & Middle East

An Israel Air Force F-15 fighter jet landing at the Hatzerim air base, on March 30, 2009, in Hatzerim, Israel. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

Israel Air Force destroys Hamas post after mortar fire

The strike Friday was the third retaliation in three days for mortar fire from the Gaza Strip amid an escalation that Israel blamed on Hamas mortar fire and terror tunnels.

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Military Changing Rules to Allow Jewish Personnel to Wear Skullcaps

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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)

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

The Barnet Council later announced that the polling stations were provided with updated lists and those voters could cast ballots, but many told the media they would be unable to return.

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What to do with all that leftover horseradish from the seder

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The Jewish Ghosts of Africa’s Cape Verde Islands

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Mayim Bialik: My Super Easy Moroccan Salad Recipe for Passover

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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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