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Rachel Weisz plays Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt in ‘Denial’ movie

Rachel Weisz plays Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt in ‘Denial’ movie

Before the London-born actress donned a red wig and delivered striking defenses of the Holocaust and free speech, she learned how to sound like the historian — a Jewish woman from Queens.

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Benjamin Netanyahu caused quite a stir when he attended a performance of "Hamilton" in New York City, Sept. 24, 2016. (Screenshot from Twitter)

Netanyahu gets cheered and booed at ‘Hamilton’ performance

(Courtesy of Shavei Israel)

Chinese authorities reportedly crack down on Jewish revival in Kaifeng

Hillary Clinton speaking on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 28, 2016 and Donald Trump speaking on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 21, 2016.(Paul Morigi/Getty Images, Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

5 Jewish things to watch out for at tonight’s Clinton-Trump debate

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United States

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 to give up to $25 million to super PAC dedicated to derailing Clinton

The Future 45 fund will focus on taking shots at Clinton rather than promoting the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump.

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Israel & Middle East

An illustrative image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking on the phone in Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan. 17, 2013. (Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)

In debate over soldier accused of manslaughter, Netanyahu is straddler in chief

Opinion polls reveal a political logic to Netanyahu’s simultaneous support for Elor Azaria and the army.

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Israel asks Cohen to perform in Nazareth

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Despite Protests, Hadassah Defends Decision to Give Honor to Hillary Clinton

Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda in "Hamilton." (Joan Marcus)

This Jewish biographer is behind Broadway’s hip-hop ‘Hamilton’

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World

Larry Sanders, older brother of Bernie Sanders, speaking to reporters during the Democrats Abroad global convention in Berlin, May 12, 2016. (John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images)

Bernie Sanders’ brother running for British Parliament

Larry Sanders, 81, is running as the Green Party candidate for the seat being vacated by former Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Betty Boop’s Secret Jewish Past

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

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Rosh Hashanah Staples You Can Buy at Costco

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Life & Culture

Danny Fields, center, without black jacket, with the members of The Ramones. (Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

The Jewish impresario behind the Ramones, the Doors and other rock legends

Danny Fields, who worked with many of the most influential bands of the '60s and '70s, is the subject of a new documentary.

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