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Top 6 things your Jewish friends are doing on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, your city streets may not be as deserted as you think. For us Jews, Christmas is the time when we celebrate a different kind of holiday, one often involving movies, Chinese food and downtown strolling.

Jewish school teacher stabbed in Marseille: police

Marseille - A teacher at a Jewish school in the southern French city of Marseille was stabbed Wednesday evening by three people shouting anti-Semitic obscenities and expressing support for the Islamic State group, local authorities said.

Rabbi saves sacred document as fire guts historic N.J. synagogue

New Brunswick - The longtime rabbi of a historic New Jersey synagogue rushed through the burning building Friday afternoon to save the congregation's most-precious parchment scroll, just before the roof collapsed.

Argentina declassifies files on 1992 Israel embassy attack

Buenos Aires - Argentina has declassified files relating to the 1992 bombing outside the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires that left 29 dead and 200 wounded, according to documents published in local media Thursday.

Damage payments for Holocaust victims to increase

New York City - Compensation for Jewish survivors of the Holocaust will increase by as much as 20 percent under new agreements announced Monday by the international organization that distributes restitution to victims of Nazi atrocities during World War II.

Palestinians kill four in attack on Jerusalem synagogue

Jerusalem - Four Jewish worshippers were killed Tuesday when two Palestinians attacked their Jerusalem synagogue before being fatally shot by Israeli police.

Op-Ed: Writer tells of his own Neil Simon-like plays in his new book Special

San Francisco - The life and work of a writer is often a mixture of fact and fiction. Yet for many writers some of the best stories they share come from real life, especially their own.

Op-Ed: Are more Jewish women staying single?

More Jewish women are staying single (at least longer than their peers) and have a lower than average birth rate, at least according to one author.

Jewish museum shooting suspect appeals extradition

Paris - A French-Algerian man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels is appealing a court decision to extradite him to Belgium, his lawyer said on Saturday.

French court orders extradition of Jewish museum shooting suspect

Versailles - A French court on Thursday ordered the extradition to Belgium of a man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, but his lawyer said he would appeal the ruling.

Joint Christian-Jewish-Muslim worship center planned in Berlin

Berlin - The three main monotheistic religions of Europe are building a joint house of worship in central Berlin. The House of One, hopes to help unite the three religions by promoting dialogue and fostering understanding.

Jewish Museum suspect Nemmouche extradition ruling set for June 26

Versailles - A French court said Thursday it will decide on June 26 whether to extradite to Belgium the man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last month.

Clouds over French far-right party as father and daughter row

Paris - The unity of France's far-right National Front has cracked as founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and his daughter and party leader Marine engaged in an unprecedented public war of words, just as she is struggling to create a new EU eurosceptic group.

Pun by French far-right party founder slammed as anti-Semitic

Paris - Anti-racism campaigners reacted with outrage on Sunday to an apparent anti-Semitic pun by France's former far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen that even his own party and daughter were quick to criticise.

Belgian shot in Jewish Museum attack in Brussels dies

Brussels - A young Belgian man badly hurt in an attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels died of his injuries on Friday, the public prosecutor's office said.The Belgian, who is in his early 20s, is the fourth fatality from the May 24 shooting.

French court defers decision on handover of Brussels shooting suspect

Paris - A French court said it would rule next Thursday on whether a French Islamist arrested on suspicion of a triple murder at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, can be handed over to Belgium.

Europe's Jews grapple with 'new anti-Semitism'

Paris - From his kosher store in Paris, David Slama has watched the rise of a violent "new anti-Semitism" for more than a decade. Last month's bloodshed at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, he says, was only a question of time. "Anti-Semitism?

Brussels shooting suspect to fight French handover to Belgium

Paris - Mehdi Nemmouche, the French Islamist arrested on suspicion of a triple murder at the Brussels Jewish Museum, is to contest being handed over by France to Belgium, his lawyer said Wednesday.Nemmouche was arrested in Marseille on Friday.

Is Europe safe? Questions after arrest of Brussels shooting suspect

Paris - Has Europe under-estimated the security threat posed by battle-hardened homegrown Islamic militants returning from Syria?

Brussels shooting suspect's journey from troubled childhood to jihad

Tourcoing - Born in one of the poorest towns in France, Brussels shooting suspect Mehdi Nemmouche was abandoned by his mother, shunted from one foster home to another and evolved from a petty criminal to a hardened jihadist.

Frenchman 'admits to' Brussels shooting in video

Paris - A Frenchman who spent over a year in Syria has claimed responsibility for last week's deadly shooting at a Jewish Museum in Brussels in a video recording, prosecutors said Sunday.

Belgium probes terrorist link in Jewish Museum killings

Brussels - Belgium investigators on Monday probed a possible terrorist link in a fatal weekend shooting by a lone gunman at the Jewish Museum in Brussels that has shocked the world.

Belgium hunts gunman as attack claims fourth victim

Brussels - Belgian police appealed Sunday to the public for help in hunting down a gunman who shot dead four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels, triggering fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitic violence.

Shock as three dead in gun attack at Brussels Jewish Museum

Brussels - Three people were shot dead and one badly injured when a gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in the centre of Brussels on Saturday in an apparently anti-Semitic act that shocked the country.

Three dead, one hurt in shoot-out near Brussels Jewish Museum

Brussels - Three people were killed and one badly injured when a gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in the centre of Brussels on Saturday, authorities said, expressing "shock" at an apparent anti-Semitic act.

Three dead, one hurt in shoot-out near Brussels Jewish Museum

Brussels - Three people were killed and one badly injured when a gunman attacked the Jewish Museum in the centre of Brussels on Saturday, authorities said.

Three dead, one hurt in shoot-out near Brussels Jewish Museum

Brussels - Three people were killed and one badly injured in a shoot-out Saturday near the Jewish Museum in Brussels city centre, Belga news agency said, quoting firefighters' emergency services.

Three dead, one hurt in shoot-out near Brussels Jewish Museum

Brussels - Three people were killed and one badly injured in a shoot-out Saturday near the Jewish Museum in Brussels city centre, Belga news agency said, quoting firefighters' emergency services.

Op-Ed: V. Stiviano/ Vanessa Maria Perez — Imitation of life redux

We know all about Donald Tokowitz Sterling’s disgusting remarks. As much as we are mortified and sickened by him, we have encountered this toxic mindset before. Here’s the real question: What the hell is wrong with his girlfriend?

Was Hitler's wife secretly Jewish?

It has just been discovered through DNA testing that Adolf Hitler's mistress, who he married mere hours before his death, was most likely of Jewish descent.
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RESPECTS: Former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush tour the United States Holocaust...
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"Hava Nagila (The Movie)" is a fun, smart documentary examining the history of the beloved Jewish song.
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Two Orthodox Jews calling for the end of Zionism and Israel`s control of Jerusalem.
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Toronto Police officers taking a minister away from the rally. The minister spoke to the entire crowd and called for peace between the two sides.
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Two Orthodox Jews calling for the end of Zionism and Israel`s control of Jerusalem.
Two Orthodox Jews calling for the end of Zionism and Israel`s control of Jerusalem.
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The Jewish head covering or yarmulke, is sometimes called a koppel.
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