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Archaeologists say Western Wall plan endangers site

Archaeologists say Western Wall plan endangers site

In a letter to Benjamin Netanyahu, nine senior archaeologists urged the prime minister to abort plans for construction.

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Perelman Jewish Day School in suburban Philadelphia. (Wikimedia Commons)

Jewish day schools in 2 US cities receive threatening phone calls

Visitors praying at the grave site of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in the Queens borough of New York, June 30, 2014. Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Founder of Orthodox muckraker blog Failed Messiah sells – but did he sell out?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walking with Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkott, left, as they visit the construction work on the fence between Israel and Jordan, Feb. 9, 2016. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Netanyahu plans to surround all of Israel with fence

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United States

Hillary Clinton speaking as Senator Bernie Sanders listens during the Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, Feb. 4, 2016. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Nevada’s Democratic caucus conflicts with Shabbat

The country’s third primary election for Democratic candidates is scheduled for Feb. 20, a Saturday, at noon.

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Israel

Lubavitcher Hasids in Kfar Habad study Talmud in 770, a brick-for-brick replica of Chabad headquarters in Brooklyn. (Ben Sales)

In all-Chabad Israeli village, Brooklyn meets country living

The Hasidic movement's “capital city” near Tel Aviv is home to 6,000 Chabadniks — and a replica of the 770 brownstone.

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The Women's Handkerchief-Hem Open-Front Cardigans, now on sale at Old Navy. (Screenshot)

You can now buy a ‘Jewish prayer shawl’ at Old Navy

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Coen brothers have bone to pick with Israel boycotters

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Police investigate hazing at Boston Jewish frat

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World

Vincent Elbaz, left, and Ludovik Day taking a break from the filming of "Je Compte sur Vous" in Tel Aviv, May 2015. (Courtesy of Pascal Elbe)

Film on French fugitive living free in Israel stirs unease

Some French Jewish criminals are using aliyah to escape the law because Israel and France have no extradition treaty.

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The Small Town Jew Who Pioneered Sex-Change Surgery

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4 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Bat Mitzvah

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Ben & Jerry’s Goes Non-Dairy… Finally!

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Life & Culture

Mayim Bialik at the 67th Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California on September 19, 2015. (Lily Lawrence/Getty Images)

Mayim Bialik puts Jewish modesty aside, flashes Piers Morgan

The gesture was in defense of Susan Sarandon, whom Morgan had criticized for wearing a low-cut dress at an award ceremony.