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I’m Israeli, and Rosh Hashanah is just not the same in the US

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I’m Israeli, and Rosh Hashanah is just not the same in the US

Why the Jewish New Year inspires feelings of longing for secular expats living in America.

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Trump UN

Trump ignores Israeli-Palestinian peace in UN speech, says US cannot ‘abide’ Iran nuclear deal

Netanyahu says non-Orthodox Jews used Western Wall deal to gain recognition

college

US campuses are becoming more Israel friendly

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United States

How Houston’s synagogues are handling the High Holidays after Harvey

One is meeting in a megachurch, another in a social hall.

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Life & Culture

That time Rachel McAdams tried to go undercover as an Orthodox Jew

The actress, who portrays an Orthodox woman in "Disobedience," visited a kosher grocery store and attended a Shabbat dinner in Los Angeles, but local Jews quickly caught on.

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U. of Maryland Denies Anti-Jewish Bias in Dormitory Assignments

Nasser Using Ex-Nazis to Guard Jews Held in Egyptian Prisons

Terrorist attacks spark anger, prayer

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Israel & Middle East

Israel gears up to host prestigious Italian cycling race

It marks the first time that any leg of the sport’s grand tours will take place outside of Europe.

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From 70 Faces Media

We Asked 5 Jewish Chefs What They Serve for Rosh Hashanah

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Are These New Comics Anti-Semitic or Just Kinda Harsh?

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World

Poland’s right-wing party leader calls Israel a ‘modern-day miracle’

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the man believed to be Poland's most powerful politician, spoke at an event honoring presumed rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust.

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