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National Library Acquires Famed Prague Haggadah

The National Library of Israel has acquired a rare Haggadah from 16-century Prague. The Haggadah came as part of a larger transaction, when the library purchased the Valmadonna Collection of…

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Yahrtzeit at the Prime Minister’s Residence

The meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt on Thursday afternoon saw an unscheduled intermission. At one point during their discussion of Israel, the Palestinians…

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Jewish Children’s Museum Closed After Bomb Threat

The national wave of bomb threats to Jewish institutions hit close to home for New York’s Brooklyn-based Orthodox community as the Jewish Children’s Museum (JCM) in Crown Heights was closed…

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Prepare for a Freilichen Purim!

This year Taanis Esther is observed on Thursday, 11 Adar, since Purim falls on a Sunday. This reminds us of a unique aspect of Purim, that unlike other Yamim Tovim,…

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Gov. Walker Pledges Help for Jewish Center

Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to provide additional law-enforcement intelligence and staffing to a Jewish Community Center in suburban Milwaukee that has been the target of threats so it…

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce HQ

On Tuesday afternoon, amidst the hustle and bustle of Manhattan’s Financial District, a group of corporate and governmental VIPs, and Orthodox Jewish community leaders and activists, stood outside 44 Wall…

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FCC Grants Waiver Allowing JCCs to Track Callers

The FCC granted a temporary emergency waiver Friday for Jewish Community Centers and their phone carriers to track the numbers of callers who make threats, even if the callers try…

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FCC Considers Helping in Probe of JCC Threats

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Wednesday it was exploring what it could do to help law enforcement track down who has made telephone threats to nearly 100 Jewish…

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Jewish Community Copes With Bomb Threats and Desecrated Graves

Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday, as officials in Philadelphia began raising money to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones…

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