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    This story is sponsored by Brandeis University. It’s not hard finding Brandeis University alumni in the Jewish world. They’re probably in your neighborhood, your office — maybe even your home. But there’s also plenty of Brandeis DNA in places you might least expect it, from Hollywood to the boardroom. Here are some celebrities you might not know spent…

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  • Argentina turns over tens of thousands of Holocaust documents to Israel

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  • Netanyahu, on first visit to Buenos Aires, says all countries must fight ‘Iran’s terrorism’

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Benjamin Netanyahu, making the first visit to Latin America by a sitting Israeli prime minister, spoke out against Iranian terrorism at the sites of two deadly bombings in Buenos Aires. An hour after his arrival in the Argentine capital on Monday, Netanyahu visited the site of the Israeli Embassy attacked…

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  • Spanish Google searches for ‘Jew’ return 30 percent anti-Semitic results, report finds

    BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — Some 30 percent of the page results returned in a Google search for the word “Jew,” or “Judio,” on Spanish-language websites contain anti-Semitic content. This is one of the conclusions of a report on web results for 2016 by the Web Observatory, or Observatorio Web, a Buenos Aires-based watchdog group monitoring online…

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  • Orthodox woman is new dean of University of Chicago Divinity School

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