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New citizenship law has Jews worldwide flocking to tiny Portugal city

New citizenship law has Jews worldwide flocking to tiny Portugal city

The Jewish community of Porto has gone from obscurity and disrepair to wealth and success – all thanks to a new citizenship law aimed at Sephardic Jews.

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Mordechai Ronen, who was a prisoner at the Auschwitz concentration camp when he was an 11-year-old child and lost his mother, father and sisters there, breaking into tears as he walks through the camp, which is now a museum in Oswiecim, Poland, Jan. 26, 2015. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Survivor to SS guard on trial: ‘Soon we will both stand in front of the highest judge’

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tx., speaking as he campaigns at Tuckaway Tavern and Butchery in Raymond, New Hampshire, Feb. 8, 2016. (Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz campaign defends pastor who said God will send hunters for Jews

Libby Kahane, wife of the slain extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane, now has a grandson in prison for heading an extremist group. (Courtesy of Libby Kahane)

Kahane’s widow: Jewish extremists ‘have nothing to do with’ Kahane’s ideology

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United States

Comedian and inclusion advocate Pamela Schuller (Courtesy of Pamela Schuller)

Op-Ed: I’m not your mitzvah project

For people with disabilities, there’s a critical difference between being tolerated and being valued, writes an inclusion advocate and stand-up comedian.

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Israeli police arresting Anat Hoffman after she said the Shema Israel prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Oct. 16, 2012. (Women of the Wall)

Haredi protester burns Reform prayer book at Western Wall

The burning took place during a protest against Women of the Wall.

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Leo at the Wall spurs a fracas

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


Coen brothers have bone to pick with Israel boycotters

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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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Top Israeli Chocolate Brands to Give to Your Valentine


The Small Town Jew Who Pioneered Sex-Change Surgery

Beautiful flowers on table in wedding day. Luxury holiday background.

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Bat Mitzvah

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Life & Culture

The view from the swimming pool of the Beresheet Hotel in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel (Facebook)

What the $55,000 Israel trip for Oscar nominees looks like

The 10-day customizable getaway lets the Hollywood elites experience all the luxury Israel has to offer – from crater-side boutique lodging to Tel Aviv fine dining.

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