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  • Prague plans to right historic wrong, correcting monumental Jewish insult

    NEW YORK, Oct. 11 (JTA) – On March 8, 2000, the date designated by Pope John Paul II for worldwide reconciliation between Christians and Jews, the city of Prague plans to apologize for anti-Semitism at its largest crucifix. In 1696, a plaque with Hebrew letters was affixed above Jesus’ head at the cross, located near…

  • Minneapolis uses Sukkot exhibit to highlight the city’s housing crisis

    NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (JTA) – Minneapolis is using the fragile huts associated with the ancient festival of Sukkot to draw attention to a modern political and social issue – lack of affordable housing in the city. During Sukkot, Jews express gratitude for God’s abundance and for the comforts of home while reflecting on the…