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In Rosh Hashanah call with rabbis, Obama says Jewish role in civil rights can inspire healing

In Rosh Hashanah call with rabbis, Obama says Jewish role in civil rights can inspire healing

Obama spoke to over 600 spiritual leaders in his last Jewish New Year call as president.

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This indigenous activist is the new ‘face’ of B’nai Brith Canada

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Israel’s Bedouin get their close-up in Oscar entry ‘Sand Storm’

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United States

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton shaking hands after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Sept. 26, 2016. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The ‘big league’ Jewish moments in the first Trump-Clinton debate

There was the tussle over Iran, but there were more subtle tribal references -- like how Donald Trump opened up his Palm Beach club to Jews.

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Israel & Middle East

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres in Tel Aviv, Nov. 30, 2015 (Tomer Neuberg/ Flash90)

Shimon Peres’ condition deteriorates dramatically

The former Israeli president's renal function and breathing, as well as several other major indices, have dropped over the last day, leading to fears of multiple organ failure, Israeli TV reported, citing hospital officials.

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World

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Jewish politician calling for end to Labour anti-Semitism met with heckles and applause

Some audience members shouted "You don't speak for all Jews" and "rubbish!" while others gave Mike Katz standing ovations as he urged party members to show Jews are welcome in Labour.

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Chinese Candied Apples for a Unique Rosh Hashanah Treat

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83-Year-Old Ruth Bader Ginsburg Does 20 Push-Ups a Day. Holy Sh*t.

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Life & Culture

Clockwise from top left: Elor Azaria, Ivanka Trump, Bernie Sanders, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. (Getty Images)

The top 14 Jewish newsmakers of 5776

From the first Jew to win a presidential state primary to the world's oldest bar mitzvah, here are the members of the tribe who drove the news this year.

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