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Oscars 2017: 7 unexpected Jewish facts

Oscars 2017: 7 unexpected Jewish facts

From the Catholic "La La Land" director's Hebrew school experience to the tear-jerking film about a Holocaust survivor's violin.

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Jerusalem marathon

Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons revel in a ‘healthy competition’

The New Orleans JCC

Bomb threat forces evacuation of New Orleans JCC

Near San Francisco, Karaite Jews keep an ancient movement alive

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United States

Linda Sarsour

Muslim campaign raises over $100,000 for vandalized Jewish cemetery

Vice President Mike Pence and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who is Jewish, both stopped by the cemetery on Wednesday to help volunteers in the cleanup effort.

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Israel & Middle East

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer: My Israeli friends want to raise kids elsewhere

The celebrated Jewish-American author said academic boycotts against the Jewish state were the result of Benjamin Netanyahu's policy of excluding the country from the Western world.

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From the JTA Archives

Catholics, Jews Agree to Remove Carmelite Convent off Auschwitz

German Jews Urged to Describe Themselves As ‘Germans’ on U.S. Records

Buchanan’s Strong Showing at Polls Causes Concern in Jewish Community

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Stolen Dachau front gate reading ‘Work makes you free’ returned to site

The 6-foot-high gate, stolen in November 2014, was found last December in a parking lot in Norway following an anonymous tip.

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From 70 Faces Media

Nazi Doctor Mengele’s Bones Are Now Used By Forensics Students

Why I Forced My Kids to Watch ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Top 5 Places to Get Lox In NYC

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Life & Culture


Looking for a Jewish college roommate? BBYO has an app for that.

The free application, which asks incoming freshmen questions about their Jewish identity, was launched at the teen group's huge annual convention.

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