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

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

For years, two Chabad rabbis have each laid claim to erecting the "World's Largest Menorah."

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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

President Barack Obama with Vice President Joe Biden, left, and National Security Adviser Susan Rice, third from left, meeting with combatant commanders and the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the White House, April 5, 2016. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

State Department: Outpost bill ‘profoundly damaging’ to peace prospects

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?

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United States

Adam Krief with his wife, Lia (Facebook)

Jewish cancer patient finds bone marrow donor following worldwide search, Kim Kardashian’s pitch

Blood drives were held around the world for Adam Krief, a 31-year-old father of three recently diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer.

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Israel & Middle East

President-elect Donald Trump standing with retired United States Marine Corps general James Mattis after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, in Bedminster Township, N.J., Nov. 19, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump’s defense chief pick said Israel can be a pain, but few in pro-Israel camp seem to care. Why?

Gen. James Mattis has come under scrutiny for critical remarks made about Israel, but the right-wing pro-Israel community likes his strong Iran stance.

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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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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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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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