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Democratic convention’s first night studded with Jews

Democratic convention’s first night studded with Jews

The Jewish speakers on the convention's first night include Paul Simon, Sarah Silverman, Al Franken and Bernie Sanders.

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Bernie Sanders supporters gathering at City Hall in downtown Philadelphia on the first day of the Democratic National Convention, July 25, 2016. (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Bernie Sanders wants his delegates to back Clinton. They’re not listening.

A view of Yeshiva University's Zysman Hall. (Wikimedia Commons)

Yeshiva U’s search for a new president: Is a Ted Cruz aide the answer?

Debbie Wasserman Schultz sitting for an interview in the spin room inside the Wynn Resorts Ltd. Las Vegas resort and casino before the first Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Oct. 13, 2015. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

How Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the ‘Jewish mother’ of Congress, rose and fell

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United States

Bernie Sanders at a news conference regarding genetically engineered food labeling in Washington, D.C., July 6, 2016. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

5 things to expect from Bernie Sanders’ speech at the Democratic convention

He'll push his message of economic reform, he'll call for party unity and he'll paint himself as an outsider.

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Israel & Middle East

An Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system battery in the Tel Aviv area, Nov. 16, 2012. (Alon Besson/Ministry of Defence/Flash90)

Israel says it’s ready to sign 10-year security assistance deal soon with US

Benjamin Netanyahu had walked back earlier comments saying he was willing to wait until a change in the U.S. administration to agree to a package.

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From the JTA Archives


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Governor of Kansas Adds Voice to Protest


Jewish Hero of Rugby Team Brushes off ‘Jew Boy’ Remark

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A film crew preparing to record at the former concentration camp known as the Seventh Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania, on July 12, 2016. (JTA/Cnaan Liphshiz)

This Lithuanian concentration camp is now a wedding venue

The Seventh Fort — where 5,000 Lithuanian Jews were massacred — is privatized and now offers barbecues and treasure hunts.

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From 70 Faces Media


Yes, I’m a Democrat Married to a Republican


You’ve Never Seen Rugelach Like This


These Young Holocaust Survivors Turned a Nazi’s House Into a Kibbutz

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Life & Culture


Gideon Grossman says he gets a rush from busking in front of strangers. (Screenshot from YouTube)


This Jewish drummer, 24, is busking up the California coast to stomp out Crohn’s disease

Gideon Grossman, a former New Jersey day school student, wants to raise $10,000 for research into a cure for the inflammatory bowel disease found in high rates of Ashkenazi Jews.

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