Judaism

Polish President Andrzej Duda announces his decision to sign a legislation penalizing certain statements about the Holocaust, in Warsaw, Poland, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Duda said that he will also ask the constitutional court to make final ruling on the disputed Holocaust speech bill. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
February 06, 2018 - 9:47 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president announced Tuesday that he will sign legislation that outlaws blaming Poland as a nation for Holocaust crimes committed by Nazi Germany, defying both criticism from Israel and a warning from the United States. But in an unusual move, President Andrzej Duda...
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FILE - The file picture taken just after the liberation by the Soviet army in January, 1945, shows a group of children wearing concentration camp uniforms including Martha Weiss who was ten years-old, 6th from right, at the time behind barbed wire fencing in the Oswiecim (Auschwitz) Nazi concentration camp. Poland's Senate has backed legislation regulating Holocaust speech, calling for up to three years in prison for any intentional attempt to falsely attribute the crimes of Nazi Germany to the Polish state or people. (AP Photo)
February 01, 2018 - 3:00 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the Polish Senate's vote to regulate Holocaust speech (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish rights group, is calling pending legislation in Poland regulating Holocaust speech an "outrage" and is accusing Poland's conservative government of...
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February 01, 2018 - 9:00 am
PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A rabbi who was accused of sexual abuse and fired from a private Jewish school in a Baltimore suburb is suing the parents of his accusers and an activist in New York. The Baltimore Sun reports that Rabbi Steven Krawatsky, who also goes by the first name Shmuel, filed the...
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January 31, 2018 - 9:50 am
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town accused of discriminating against Orthodox Jews from nearby New York state approved a settlement Tuesday with a group that sued over a religious boundary built with white plastic piping on utility poles. Mahwah Township's council voted 5-2 Tuesday to settle the...
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January 18, 2018 - 9:33 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A judge in Tunisia has ordered the detention of five people suspected of throwing Molotov cocktails at two synagogues during protests over price hikes. A court spokesman told The Associated Press on Thursday that the judge in Medenine ordered the suspects held pending trial...
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In this Wednesday Jan. 10, 2018, photo, Dovid Reidel, Director of Research & Archive Division of the Amud Aish Memorial Museum, in Brooklyn, N.Y., shows plea for rescue, left, that was smuggled out of France's Vittel internment camp on a coat lining in 1944, and the 1942 diary of Dr. Hillel Seidman, written in the Warsaw Ghetto, both part of the museum's collection. The museum focuses on Jewish religious practice and the role of faith during the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
January 14, 2018 - 11:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Faith and survival, not the machinery of death, are the central themes at an atypical Holocaust museum in Brooklyn. The three-year-old Amud Aish Memorial Museum focuses on the experiences of Orthodox Jews during and after the Holocaust. Its collection includes letters, diaries,...
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January 10, 2018 - 8:45 am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Two Molotov cocktails have been thrown at a synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba, setting fire to the building. The president of Djerba's Jewish community, Perez Trabelsi, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the attack was perpetrated by two people on a motorbike...
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March 06, 2017 - 12:58 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli chief rabbi on Monday implored Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak up about a recent wave of anti-Semitism and Jewish cemetery vandalism in the United States. Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef called on Netanyahu and Israeli diplomats "not to be silent about the...
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President Donald Trump speaks in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The president denounced threats against Jewish community centers as "horrible," his first forceful statement against anti-Semitism. Earlier botched attempts to address the issue and an angry encounter with a Jewish reporter last week have fueled concerns that Trump emboldens bigots. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 21, 2017 - 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday condemned recent threats against Jewish community centers in the U.S. as "painful reminders" of lingering prejudice and evil, his first full-throated comments on the rise of anti-Semitic venom after pressure for him to speak out forcefully. With...
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