Judaism

In this photo made on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, first ever public bus operated on Shabbat, drives through central Tel Aviv, Israel. Tel Aviv has taken a major step to cement its status as Israel's secular mecca, launching a public transit system operating on Saturdays and redrawing the lines in the Jewish state's culture wars between religious and secular citizens. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
November 29, 2019 - 2:04 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tel Aviv has taken a major step to cement its status as Israel’s secular mecca, launching public transportation services on the Jewish sabbath and redrawing the lines in the country’s culture wars between religious and secular citizens. The defiant move circumvents the law...
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Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the launch of the Labour Party race and faith manifesto, in London, Tuesday Nov. 26, 2019. The race and faith manifesto comes after the Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn have been deeply tarnished by anti-Semitism accusations, as the UK prepares to go to the polls in a General Election on Dec. 12. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 3:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn struggled Tuesday to defuse harsh criticism about anti-Semitism leveled at both himself and the party by Britain’s chief rabbi. In what was arguably his most difficult day in the general election campaign so far, Corbyn faced a multitude of questions...
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Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the launch of the Labour Party race and faith manifesto, in London, Tuesday Nov. 26, 2019. The race and faith manifesto comes after the Labour Party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn have been deeply tarnished by anti-Semitism accusations, as the UK prepares to go to the polls in a General Election on Dec. 12. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
November 26, 2019 - 10:09 am
LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday tried to defuse harsh criticism about anti-Semitism leveled in a newspaper column by Britain’s chief rabbi. Corbyn addressed Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis’ remarks while taking questions at a campaign event just over two weeks before Britain’s...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds the Conservative Party's Manifesto for the General Election campaign, in Telford, England, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 25, 2019 - 5:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s most senior Jewish religious leader stepped into Britain’s election campaign Monday, saying the country’s main opposition leader has allowed the “poison” of anti-Semitism to take root in his party. Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, spiritual leader of the U.K.’s Orthodox Jews,...
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November 25, 2019 - 6:48 am
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Unidentified vandals have painted swastikas on a monument to a prominent Yiddish author in the Ukrainian capital. Moshe Reuven Azman, the chief rabbi of Ukraine, posted pictures Monday of the monument to Sholem Aleichem outside Kyiv’s synagogue with big red swastikas spray-...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019 file photo, former Israeli Defense Minister and Yisrael Beiteinu party leader Avigdor Lieberman speaks to journalists during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. Lieberman has refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, virtually guaranteeing the country will be forced into a third election in less than a year. Comments by the Israeli kingmaker on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, came ahead of a midnight deadline for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival, Benny Gantz, to form a coalition. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
November 20, 2019 - 9:58 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli kingmaker politician Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, blaming both the contenders engaged in a tense standoff that has paralyzed Israeli politics and pushing the country toward a likely third election in less than a year...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2019 file photo, former Israeli Defense Minister and Yisrael Beiteinu party leader Avigdor Lieberman speaks to journalists during a press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. Lieberman has refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, virtually guaranteeing the country will be forced into a third election in less than a year. Comments by the Israeli kingmaker on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, came ahead of a midnight deadline for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rival, Benny Gantz, to form a coalition. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
November 20, 2019 - 7:15 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli kingmaker politician Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, pushing the country toward a new election for the third time in less than a year. Lieberman’s comments came ahead of a midnight deadline for Prime Minister Benjamin...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 photo, ultra-Orthodox Jews pray in the Tomb of the Kings, a large underground burial complex dating to the first century BC, in east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. After several aborted attempts, the French Consulate General has reopened one of Jerusalem's most magnificent ancient tombs to the public for the first time in over a decade, sparking a distinctly Jerusalem conflict over access to an archaeological-cum-holy site in the volatile city's eastern half. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
November 08, 2019 - 1:25 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — French authorities reopened one of Jerusalem's most magnificent ancient tombs to the public for the first time in over a decade, despite a dispute over access to the archaeological-cum-holy site in the city's volatile eastern half. After several aborted attempts, the French...
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In this Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 photo, ultra-Orthodox Jews pray in the Tomb of the Kings, a large underground burial complex dating to the first century BC, in east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. After several aborted attempts, the French Consulate General has reopened one of Jerusalem's most magnificent ancient tombs to the public for the first time in over a decade, sparking a distinctly Jerusalem conflict over access to an archaeological-cum-holy site in the volatile city's eastern half. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
November 08, 2019 - 1:21 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — French authorities reopened one of Jerusalem's most magnificent ancient tombs to the public for the first time in over a decade, despite a dispute over access to the archaeological-cum-holy site in the city's volatile eastern half. After several aborted attempts, the French...
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Signs, flowers and candles expressing love for the Jewish community stand outside the Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, Colo., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Richard Holzer, 27, of Pueblo was arrested Friday by the FBI after he allegedly said he was going to go blow up the temple because he hates Jews. Temple president Michael Atlas-Acuña found the items when he arrived in the morning. (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP)
November 05, 2019 - 5:36 pm
DENVER (AP) — The synagogue that was the target of an alleged bombing plot plans to add surveillance cameras to enhance security that was already tightened in response to the deadly Pittsburgh synagogue attack last year. The cameras will help keep watch on activity outside the synagogue in Pueblo...
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