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At 17, I’m The Youngest Woman To Complete The Seven-Plus Year Study Of The Talmud

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EFRAT, West Bank (JTA) — I didn’t start learning the Talmud to take a stand or voice an opinion. When I started learning a page of Talmud per day (Daf Yomi) at age 10, I didn’t rea...

Jewish Neighborhoods In NYC To Get 100 New Security Cameras

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will install 100 new security cameras in ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in an effort to prevent anti-Semitic attacks, Mayor Bill de Blasio announ...

79-Year-Old Brazilian Man Attends Jewish Summer Camp

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BRAZIL (JTA) — A Jewish summer camp in Brazil says it has welcomed its oldest participant ever: A 79-year-old man who converted to Judaism in 2016. Benedito Araujo de Souza, als...

Monsey Suspect Charged With Additional Hate Crimes

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MONSEY (JNS) — The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday that five additional federal hate-crime charges have been filed against the suspect behind the machete attack on...

Operations Manager of Wembley Stadium Praises Attendees Of Siyum Hashas For ‘Delightful Event’

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LONDON (VINnews) — In a remarkable letter to the organizers of the London Siyum Hashas which was held this week in London's Wembley Arena, the operations manager of the SSE Arena i...

Boro Park Child Struck By Vehicle After Running Into The Street [VIDEO]

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BORO PARK (VINnews) — Horrifying footage is circulating of a child being struck by a vehicle after running into the street. A young boy can be seen running into the street witho...

New Jersey Teen Says His Boss Sent Anti-semitic Messages After He Asked Off For Rosh Hashanah

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EATONTOWN, NJ (JTA) — A New Jersey teen accused the manager of a local pizzeria of sending anti-Semitic text messages after he asked to take off for a Jewish holiday. Nicholas B...

British Chief Rabbi Disinvited From London Event Marking Completion Of Talmud Study Cycle

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LONDON (JTA) — British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis was disinvited from a major event marking the completion of the Daf Yomi cycle, the 7.5-year project of studying a page of the Tal...

Sen. Tom Cotton Accuses Soros-Funded Think Tank Of Fostering Anti-Semitism

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Tom Cotton accused the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, a new think tank funded by the billionaires George Soros and Charles Koch, of fostering ...

Homeland Security Orders Review Of Security Protections For Religious Institutions

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WASHINGTON (JNS) — Following recent attacks on faith-based groups and institutions, including the Dec. 28 machete attack at a home and prayer hall known as Rabbi Rottenberg’s Shul ...

How Miami Became A Haven For Venezuelan Jews

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NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Florida (JTA) — Jackeline Nichols knew it was time to leave her native Venezuela when within the span of a few months two of her neighbors were kidnapped. Though...

NAACP Suspends Official Who Said ‘The Hasidics Are Generally Not Too Friendly’

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NEW YORK (JTA) — A local NAACP official in New Jersey has been suspended from his position for six months after giving a speech castigating Orthodox Jews in Jersey City and the lar...

The First Kosher Bar In The Former Soviet Union Serves Up Cocktails And Torah Lessons

ODESSA, Ukraine (JTA) — As an Orthodox Jew, Aryeh Rov had little interest in this port city’s rich and vibrant bar scene. For one thing, most drinks served in Odessa’s bars are ...

Opinion: After The Monsey Attack, Online Hate Against Jews Has Only Gotten Worse

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MONSEY, NY (JTA) — As Jewish people around the globe were lighting candles in celebration of the 7th night of Hanukkah, the joyous family gatherings in our town were disrupted by t...

Stabbings, Shootings, Assaults Weigh On US Jewish Youth

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NEW YORK (AP) — When a man spewed anti-Semitic slurs and spat on her face, Shoshana Blum remembered her ancestors who survived the Holocaust, and instead of looking down - she defi...

2 Violent Anti-Semitic Assaults Under Investigation In Berlin

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BERLIN (JTA) — Two violent anti-Semitic incidents are under police investigation this week in Berlin. An unknown assailant punched a 30-year-old man in the face while making ant...

Anti-Semitic Vandalism Strikes Jewish Sites In France, Greece And Ukraine

UKRAINE (JNS) — Anti-Jewish vandalism has struck France, Greece and Ukraine within the past week. About a dozen graves were vandalized in the Jewish cemetery of Bayonne, in the ...

AP Report: Orthodox Women Seek Bigger Role As Jews End Talmud Cycle

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JERUSALEM (AP) — As Orthodox Jews worldwide conclude a grueling marathon of daily Talmud study, a growing number of Israeli women have joined the effort, spotlighting collapsing ge...

Why The Jersey City Official Who Called Local Jews ‘Brutes’ Has Not Resigned

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NEW YORK (JTA) — In the days after a local official responded to the Jersey City shooting by calling local Jews “brutes” and expressing sympathy for the shooters, it appeared that ...

Jewish Woman Killed In Cememt Truck Accident In Boro Park

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BORO PARK (VINnews) — A Jewish woman was tragically killed in Boro Park on Tuesday, after being crushed by a cement truck. The incident took place on New Utrecht and 49th Street...