Judaism

January 17, 2019 - 3:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed an advocacy group's lawsuit over a New York state lawmaker's attempt to shield ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools from oversight. U.S. District Judge Leo Glasser ruled Wednesday that the group Young Advocates for Fair Education, or YAFFED (YAH'-fehd), lacks...
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December 28, 2018 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say three more alleged leaders of an extremist Jewish sect have been arrested on charges of kidnapping two children in New York and the children have been found safe in Mexico. Federal and New York state law enforcement authorities said Friday that the three plus a...
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December 27, 2018 - 7:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI says a New York man aided the kidnapping of two children whose mother fled an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in Guatemala. Authorities arrested Aron Rosner this week on charges accusing him of giving financial assistance to the group Lev Tahor in an international abduction...
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. As the Jewish community grieved, Myers took a leading role during public memorials and presided over seven funerals in the space of less than a week. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 24, 2018 - 11:17 am
Parkland. Pittsburgh. Paradise. These cities became synonymous with tragedy in 2018, a year when America seemed to careen from one horror to another. But amid the calamity of shootings, wildfires and other heartbreaking stories, there were those who showed their humanity and sense of duty. Among...
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 16, 2018 - 3:48 pm
The Latest on NFL's Week 15 (all times Eastern): 3:45 p.m. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers' NFL record of 402 pass attempts without an interception has come to an end in Chicago. Rodgers' pass bounced off tight end Jimmy Graham in the end zone and settled into the arms of Bears defensive back...
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Polish President Andrzej Duda lights the last candle, celebrating Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, at the presidential palace in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
December 09, 2018 - 3:22 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and Jewish community members have lit a menorah at the Presidential Palace to jointly mark Hanukkah. A part of democratic Poland's tradition is highlighting the long history and role of the Jewish nation in Poland. Hanukkah candles are lit each...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are joined by Holocaust survivors, as they attend a Hanukkah reception, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The president introduced the attending survivors of the Holocaust, the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jews during WWII, and invited the survivors to join him on stage to see the lighting of the Hanukkah candles. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 06, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is celebrating Hanukkah in the company of eight Holocaust survivors, telling each they had endured "evil beyond description" The president also referenced the fatal October shooting of 11 Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue. He says in the aftermath of that "...
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December 05, 2018 - 5:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — In a story Dec. 4 about Holocaust survivors marking the third night of Hanukkah, The Associated Press misidentified the vice president of the Claims Conference in Israel. His name is Shlomo Gur. A corrected version of the story is below: Holocaust survivors gathering for global...
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Two holocaust survivors arrive for the International Holocaust Survivors Night of the Jewish Community in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
December 04, 2018 - 2:27 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of Holocaust survivors around the world marked the third night of Hanukkah on Tuesday, with menorah-lighting ceremonies paying tribute to them and the 6 million other Jews who were killed by the Nazis. Initiated last year by the New York-based organization that handles claims...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 photo, Dan Iddings, owner of Classic Lines, a bookstore about a half-mile from Tree of Life Synagogue, works in his shop in Pittsburgh. Iddings plans to celebrate Thanksgiving with about 20 family and friends. "Thanksgiving coming so closely on the heels of the shooting , people feel the need to be around family more." (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
November 21, 2018 - 2:20 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's barely three weeks after the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history and people in the Pittsburgh neighborhood where it happened are getting ready for Thanksgiving. In the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, they aren't shying away from celebrating the holiday, they're welcoming it...
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