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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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Brutal Anti-Semitic Attack in France

Two Jewish brothers were beaten, and one’s finger was sawed off, in a horrific anti-Semitic attack near Paris this week, JTA reported, based on a French case report published Thursday…

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Cohen, Levy Head Most Common Names List

The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) published on Tuesday night a list of the most common family names in Israel. More than 180,000 people bear the name Cohen, which took…

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180 Matzeivos Vandalized in Missouri Cemetery

When workers at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri arrived at their jobs on Monday morning, they were shocked to find that the cemetery had been vandalized…

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Marine Le Pen’s Kippah Ban Proposal

In an interview with an Israeli journalist on Monday, Marine Le Pen, the far-right candidate for president of France, had the unthinkable effrontery to propose that the Jews of France…

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Trump Travel Ban Could Affect Jewish Refugees

The executive order issued by President Donald Trump preventing nationals of seven mainly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. could apply as well to tens of thousands of Israelis born…

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FBI Investigating Threats to Jewish Centers

Federal authorities say they’re investigating threats to Jewish centers nationwide. A brief FBI statement Wednesday says it and the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division are investigating “possible civil rights violations…

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JCC in Staten Island Evacuated After Bomb Threat

A Jewish Community Center in Staten Island was evacuated Wednesday after a bomb threat and swastika was found scrawled on a bathroom wall. The threat was determined to be fake,…

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Jewish Centers in Several States Targeted With Bomb Threats

Bomb threats targeted Jewish community centers in several states, but it wasn’t immediately clear whether the threats were linked, authorities said Monday. Authorities say bomb threats have targeted Jewish community…

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