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Saying goodbye to Shimon Peres, world leaders talk peace and love

Saying goodbye to Shimon Peres, world leaders talk peace and love

"The work of peacemaking is in the hands of Israel’s next generation," President Obama said.

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High Holidays 2016

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High Holidays 2016

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Bill Weld, left, with his running mate, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, at a rally in Salt Lake City, Aug. 6, 2015. (George Frey/Getty Images)

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United States

Gina Zuckerman

90-year-old Holocaust survivor fights off purse snatcher

Gina Zuckerman, a self-described "fighter," said she would have given her assailant some money if she needed it badly.

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Israel & Middle East

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, center, flanked by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein pays his respects at the coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres in front of the Israeli Parliament building in Jerusalem on Sept. 29, 2016.  (Hadas Parushl/Flash90)

Bill Clinton joins throng of Israelis in viewing casket of Shimon Peres at the Knesset

Thousands were expected to pay their respects to the former Israeli president a day before his funeral.

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From the JTA Archives

OSLO, NORWAY - 1994:  In this handout from the Government Press Office, (R-L) Israeli Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Palestinian leasder Yaser Arafat, the joint Nobel Peace Prize winners for 1994, in Olso, Norway. (Photo by Government Press Office via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Yitzak Rabin;Shimon Peres;Yaser Arafat

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Leonard Cohen

Israel asks Cohen to perform in Nazareth

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Jackie Walker

British Labour Party activist questions Holocaust Remembrance Day, existence of anti-Semitism

Jackie Walker, who is close to controversial party leader Jeremy Corbyn, later said she apologized if her remarks caused any offense.

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Life & Culture

Tikva Naim Briggs, 34, is better known as Maksim Merman, the Yellowtailed SeaWitch. He is the world's only known professional Jewish merman. (Courtesy of Briggs)

A Jewish merman for all seasons

Tikva Naim Briggs dons a sparkling tail and seashell accessories to spread a message of repairing the (watery) world.

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