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Women rabbinical students asked to lift skirts, shirts at Western Wall

Women rabbinical students asked to lift skirts, shirts at Western Wall

Security guards didn't say what they were looking for, although in the past have searched for Torah scrolls and other religious items.

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Peter Stuyvesant was a virulent anti-Semite. Now activists want his memorials taken down.

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