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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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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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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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Stanford Student Slams 'Anti-Semitic' Question About Jewish Faith

Stanford University student Molly Horwitz, who is running for the student senate, says she faced anti-Semitic questioning about Israel from a group representing minority students.

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Which of 3 Hillary Clintons Will You Vote For (or Against)?

Is the real Hillary Clinton the pro-Israel senator, the First Lady who kissed Suha Arafat —  or the secretary of state who was Barack Obama’s loyal lieutenant? We’re all about to find out.

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Judith Malina, Edgy Theatrical Rebel for the Ages, Dies at 88

Judith Malina was nothing if not a rebel. Jon Kalish recalls how the Living Theater founder lived her edgy life on the stage — right up till the end.

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President Obama Holds 'Emotional' Meetings With Jewish Leaders on Iran

President Barack Obama met with U.S. Jewish leaders at the White House on Monday to discuss the emerging Iran nuclear deal and their subsequent concerns regarding Israel’s security.

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The Jewish Senior Homes That Aren’t (Anymore)

What happens when only a handful of Jews are left in senior homes built by B’nai B’rith? The struggle unfolding in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is part of a sad nationwide trend.

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Hillary Clinton Set for Boost From Hollywood's Jewish Big Names

As Hillary Clinton launches her bid for the White House, Hollywood’s biggest Jewish names appear ready to deliver a far more unified front than in her 2008 run.

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No Peace for the Dead in Callously Neglected Polish Jewish Cemetery

Even as tourists flock to Warsaw’s gleaming Jewish sites, bones stick out of the ground in an overgrown cemetery not far away. How was this allowed to happen — and what can be done?

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Will Chuck Schumer Side With Republicans Over President Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal?

Chuck Schumer is suddenly in the hot seat on Iran. Will Jewish Democratic Senators keep backing a Republican bill that could scuttle President Obama’s nuclear deal?

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Israel Plans Two-Pronged Attack To Thwart Iran Deal

Israel will adopt two lines of attack as it tries to thwart – or at least modify – the international nuclear agreement with Iran in the coming weeks, a senior official said.

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How a Secret Charity Helps Jewish Groups Feel Safe

Amid heightened safety concerns, Jewish groups are turning to an unusual and pricey source of help: a secretive not-for-profit organization called the Secure Community Network.

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A Cherokee Passover Tale?

While researching the first Jew to die in the Revolutionary War, Paul Berger uncovered a strange and perhaps apocryphal tale. Was the signal to prevent Indian attacks called a Passover pole?

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Did Barney Frank's Coming Out Kill Chance To Be First Jewish House Speaker?

Barney Frank speaks out about his experiences as a Jewish gay politician in his new memoir. Like when Tip O’Neill told him he could’ve been House Speaker if he stayed in the closet.

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Deal or No, Lifting Iran Sanctions May Be Easier Said Than Done

As talks over Iran’s nuclear program drag on, few are talking about the tangled web of sanctions against Tehran. The measures won’t be easy to lift even if everyone shakes hands in Switzerland.

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Rabbi Shlomo Riskin's 'Obama Is Haman' Rant Reflects Growing Israeli Anger Over Iran

For years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has compared Iran to the biblical Persia, the ancient kingdom where the Jewish people were nearly annihilated through the evil designs of the arch-villain Haman.

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Is Smoking Kosher for Passover — and What About Pot?

Smoking is one of those topics that ties rabbis up in knots, and marijuana just clouds the issue even more. And that’s before Passover gets added to the mix.

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Celebrating Holiday of Freedom in an Israeli Desert Jail

African immigrants detained in an Israeli jail celebrated Passover in a mock Seder last week. They did so as the threat of a real-life plague of deportation hangs over them.

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When Israel's Sephardic Black Panthers Used Passover To Decry Jewish 'Racism'

Israel’s own Black Panthers once latched onto the Passover story to challenge Ashkenazi domination. The radicals issued their own Haggadah, which mentioned strikes and injustice — but not God.

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