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In Manuel Valls, French Jews get a presidential candidate they can trust

In Manuel Valls, French Jews get a presidential candidate they can trust

A hardliner who's married to a Jewish woman and has called anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism, the French prime minister's candidacy has changed the race for many Jews.

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Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, New York, Sept. 21, 2015. (Bobby Bank/WireImage/Getty Images)

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate promises standards for conversion rabbis and to count Ivanka Trump as Jewish

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Size matters: How a ‘largest menorah’ tiff landed two rabbis in Jewish court

French President Francois Hollande, right, welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Jan. 11, 2015. (Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

Netanyahu rejects meeting with Abbas, Hollande at Paris peace conference

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United States

A swastika was discovered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Nov. 13, 2016. (Screenshot from Twitter)

90 Holocaust remembrance institutions, 70 scholars decry rise in hate speech

A statement released on Tuesday called on lawmakers to condemn white nationalist groups and asked citizens to be vigilant.

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Israel & Middle East

An Israeli firefighting airplane trying to extinguish a fire raging in Haifa, Nov. 24, 2016. (Meir Vaknin/Flash90)

Were claims of Israel’s ‘arson intifada’ overblown?

Fire and security officials investigating the blazes have been more hesitant about drawing conclusions than the political leadership.

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Fighting Back from Adversity, Kirk Douglas Recalls ‘Stroke of Luck’

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Election of Former Klansman is Condemned by Jewish Leaders

Women of the Wall members bringing Torahs to the Western Wall, Nov. 2, 2016. (Screenshot from Twitter)

American Jews protest in solidarity with Women of the Wall

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World

The Greek delegation of the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project baking challahs in Jerusalem in 2015. (Courtesy of Jewish Women's Renaissance Project)

‘Birthright for moms’ resonates with world’s small Jewish communities

In largely unobservant Greece and Turkey, subsidized Israel trips for Jewish women offer a rare opportunity to connect to the Jewish state.

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Eggnog Donuts Recipe for Chrismukkah

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Leonard Cohen’s Vacation in Castro’s Cuba

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What Every Grocery Store Gets Wrong About Hanukkah

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Life & Culture

Kirk Douglas

Kirk Douglas to celebrate his 100th birthday in star-studded Beverly Hills bash

Some 150 guests will fete the celebrated actor, director, writer and philanthropist at a tea party in Beverly Hills.

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