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Israel Agrees To Transfer Tax Cash to Palestinians

Israel said on Saturday it would transfer $470 million of withheld tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority following talks between a senior Israeli military officer and Palestinian officials.

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Alfred Taubman, Mall Mogul and Philanthropist, Dies at 91

Billionaire mall developer and prominent philanthropist A. Alfred Taubman, who launched the mall business Taubman Centers Inc in 1950, died on Friday of a heart attack, his son said. He was 91.

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At 50, Israel Museum Looks to Local Artists

The Israel Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year by facing up to a longstanding challenge: Its relationship with the Israeli art world.

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Of Barry Goldwater, Sandra Bernhard and Eight Other Things About Jewish Arizona

Barry Goldwater inherited his Jewish dad’s department store and Irving Berlin wrote ‘White Christmas’ in the Grand Canyon state. Here are 8 other things about Arizona.

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Norman Braman, the Money Man Behind Marco Rubio's Campaign

Less than a week after announcing his 2016 campaign for president, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida doesn’t need to worry about money.

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President Obama Agrees To Sign 'Reasonable' Compromise With Congress on Iran

President Barack Obama said on Friday he does not see proposed legislation in Congress derailing negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, calling the bill allowing Congress to review any deal a “reasonable compromise” that he planned to sign.

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Germany Seeks Compensation for $57M Holocaust Fraud

Germany is for the first time seeking compensation for the $57 million lost to fraud at the Claims Conference. But the Holocaust agency says it isn’t giving a dime of survivors’ cash.

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France Pledges $107M to Anti-Semitism Fight

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls pledged to finance a $107 million plan to fight racism and anti-Semitism.

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Israel Mocks Europe Labels for Settlement Products as 'Yellow Star'

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman suggested stamping settlement goods with yellow stars to condemn demands for special labeling in Europe.

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Don't Be Shocked by Jewish Honor for Anti-Gay Pastor Charles Stanley

The Jewish National Fund is honoring Charles Stanley, an anti-gay pastor. Jay Michaelson says that’s not shocking given the growing alliance between pro-Israel and evangelical Christians.

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Dieudonne Banned From Performing in Morocco

The French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, who has faced repeated charges of incitement of hatred toward Jews, was banned from performing in Morocco.

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Tropical Storm Rips Into Jewish Cemetery in Brazil

A tropical storm in eastern Brazil devastated the Jewish cemetery of the State of Bahia.

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FBI Chief James Comey Says Holocaust Key Lesson for Agents

FBI director James Comey called the Holocaust the most significant event in history and said that’s why a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum program on its lessons is mandatory for new agents.

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The Art of Laurie Simmons Directly Challenges the Viewer

Laurie Simmons is far more than Lena Dunham’s mom. The daring artist’s images challenge the viewer and take direct aim at our ideals of beauty.

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Chilly Scenes of Cleveland Shuls

What happens when a senior rabbi announces from the pulpit on Rosh Hashanah that he is suffering from ALS? In his posthumously published novel, Raphael Silver chronicles the power struggle.

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Fear, Trembling and Madness After Bibi’s Re-Election

Tuvia Tenenbom traveled across Israel as the nation voted to reelect Benjamin Netanyahu. He tells about voting your way into heaven, bacon, and the gloomiest day Tel Aviv has ever known.

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How Novel About Armenian Genocide Became Bestseller in Warsaw Ghetto

How did a novel set amid the Armenia genocide become a bestseller in the Warsaw ghetto? Edna S. Friedberg says ‘40 Days of Musa Dagh’ inspired resistance among Jews.

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Does Switch Really Make It Kosher To Switch Lights on Shabbat?

By changing the way a light switch works, the patented Kosher Switch offers a novel — and, its backers say, kosher — way to turn light switches (and, perhaps, other electrical appliances) on and off during Shabbat, circumventing one of the Sabbath’s central restrictions: the use of electricity.

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Daniel Weiss Calls Metropolitan Museum Job Running the 'Yankees' of Art

Visiting the Memorial de Caen museum in Normandy, France, in 1996, Daniel Weiss was captivated by eight photographs showing the public hanging of three partisans in Minsk, Belarus, on Oct. 26, 1941.

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Thousands Join March of Living at Auschwitz

Thousands of young people from at least 45 countries participated in the March of the Living in Poland at the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex of concentration camps.

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