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November 8, 2006
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Palestinians protested the death sentence for Saddam Hussein. The Associated Press reported that shopkeepers in the West Bank town of Jenin closed their shops Monday and 250 schoolgirls took to the streets with pictures of the former Iraqi dictator, shouting, “Beloved Saddam, strike Tel Aviv” — the same words shouted by Palestinians when Hussein fired Scud missiles at Tel Aviv during the 1991 Gulf War.

The Jewish Museum in Prague opened an exhibition devoted to the 1,500 Czech Torah scrolls that left the country in 1964. “The Second Life of Czech Torah Scrolls,” which runs until Jan. 26, tells the story of the scrolls, which were first collected and protected from Nazi destruction by the museum during World War II.

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