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Sheldon Silver, NY power broker, sentenced to 12 years for corruption

Sheldon Silver, NY power broker, sentenced to 12 years for corruption

At the sentencing, the federal judge called Silver one of the most corrupt elected officials in the history of New York.

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A vegetable market in Israel. (Moshe Shai/Flash 90)

Michelin criticized for not publishing Israel guide

Eran Elhaik (Screenshot from YouTube)

Prominent scholars blast theory tracing Ashkenazi Jews to Turkey

Anushka Warshawski, center, smuggled her photo album out of the Kovno ghetto shortly before its liquidation and her death in 1943. (Courtesy of Richard Schofield)

Mystery pre-Holocaust photo trove turns out to be of family of US scholars

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section icon Election 2016

Donald Trump delivering a speech about his vision for foreign policy at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., April 27, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Donald Trump: Obama is no friend of Israel

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders at the CNN Presidential Debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York, April 14, 2016. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

After weeks of brickbats, Bernie Sanders offers Hillary Clinton a bouquet

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking at a primary night campaign event in Philadelhia, April 26, 2016. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Trump sweeps 5 states, Clinton wins 4

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United States


"Hamilton" creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda performing “To Life! (L’Chaim!) from "Fiddler on the Roof" at his wedding in 2010. (Screenshot from YouTube)


That time ‘Hamilton’ creator Lin-Manuel Miranda sang in Hebrew

With the Broadway megahit up for a record 16 Tony Awards, now's the time to revisit the star's sweet, surprising performance of a classic "Fiddler on the Roof" tune.

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Israel & Middle East

The husband and children of Dafna Meir grieving at her funeral in Jerusalem the day after her stabbing death in the West Bank, Jan. 18, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90)

Palestinian teen convicted in murder of Israeli mother of 6

Dafna Meir, 38, was stabbed to death in her West Bank home while fighting off her attacker in what is believed to have been an attempt to save three of her children in the house.

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From the JTA Archives


See Religion Shaping Up As Issue in Maryland Democratic Party Primary in 1970


Japanese Textbooks to Include Mention of Man Who Saved Jews


Military Changing Rules to Allow Jewish Personnel to Wear Skullcaps

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Jeremy Corbyn delivering a speech during his campaign on August 14, 2015, in Edinburgh Scotland. (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Britain’s Labour reportedly has suspended 50 members over racism, anti-Semitism

Up to 20 members have been suspended in the past two weeks, a senior source within the party is reported as saying.

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From 70 Faces Media


What to do with all that leftover horseradish from the seder

Verandinha beach Praia de Verandinha  in Boavista Cape Verde - Cabo Verde

The Jewish Ghosts of Africa’s Cape Verde Islands


Mayim Bialik: My Super Easy Moroccan Salad Recipe for Passover

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Life & Culture

Ayelet Waldman (Facebook)

Novelist Ayelet Waldman spars with Jeffrey Goldberg over Israel’s ‘#nationalcharacter’

The author called Israel's national character "dickish" in a comment that provoked a strong response on Twitter.

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