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Happy New Year to both Jews and Muslims

This year, thanks to an unusual calender quirk we can wish Muslims and Jews a happy new year on the same day.

This year, thanks to an unusual calender quirk we can wish Muslims and Jews a happy new year on the same day.

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Jewish teacher is stabbed in Marseille by ISIL supporters

A Jewish teacher in the French city of Marseille was taken to hospital following a knife attack by three youths professing to be ISIL supporters. The

A Jewish teacher in the French city of Marseille was taken to hospital following a knife attack by three youths professing to be ISIL supporters. The

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Tensions in Jerusalem during Jewish holiday

Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli police at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound as tensions soar during the Jewish holiday of

Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli police at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound as tensions soar during the Jewish holiday of

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Pope meets Rabbis and warns about dangers of anti-Semitism

Receiving a delegation from the Conference of European Rabbis for the first time on Monday, Pope Francis has warned about mounting anti-Semitism. He

Receiving a delegation from the Conference of European Rabbis for the first time on Monday, Pope Francis has warned about mounting anti-Semitism. He

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Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day

Israel came to a two minute standstill on Thursday to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. To the sound of a siren people stood in solemn silence in

Israel came to a two minute standstill on Thursday to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. To the sound of a siren people stood in solemn silence in

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Argentina opens all files on 1994 Jewish community centre bombing

The Argentinian government has declassified all documents relating to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires. The demand for

The Argentinian government has declassified all documents relating to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires. The demand for

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France: Three suspects sought over 1982 Jewish restaurant attack

More than three decades after a deadly attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris, international arrest warrants have been issued for three suspects. Six

More than three decades after a deadly attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris, international arrest warrants have been issued for three suspects. Six

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'Zero tolerance on terror', urges Israel's Naftali Bennett

As France comes to terms with two deadly attacks in Paris, international leaders converged on the capital to march in solidarity with the victims

As France comes to terms with two deadly attacks in Paris, international leaders converged on the capital to march in solidarity with the victims

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Summer Jewish Festival in Budapest

Every year, the old Jewish quarter in the Hungarian Budapest comes to life with the Jewish Summer Festival, that celebrates Jewish culture

Every year, the old Jewish quarter in the Hungarian Budapest comes to life with the Jewish Summer Festival, that celebrates Jewish culture

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Sephardic Jews eye return to Spain

In 1492 Spain’s Catholic monarchs passed a law, the Edict of Expulsion of the Jews, which forced Spanish Jews either to become Catholic or go into

In 1492 Spain’s Catholic monarchs passed a law, the Edict of Expulsion of the Jews, which forced Spanish Jews either to become Catholic or go into

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Jewish centre targeted in 2008 Mumbai attacks reopens

A Jewish centre has reopened in Mumbai, nearly six years after it was attacked by Islamist militants who stormed the Indian city. Six people were

A Jewish centre has reopened in Mumbai, nearly six years after it was attacked by Islamist militants who stormed the Indian city. Six people were

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Robot writes the Torah at Berlin Jewish Museum

Visitors to Berlin’s Jewish Museum can come face-to-face with a robot meticulously penning the Jews’ holy scripture the Torah. The work of a German

Visitors to Berlin’s Jewish Museum can come face-to-face with a robot meticulously penning the Jews’ holy scripture the Torah. The work of a German

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Brussels shooting suspect opposes extradition

Medhi Nemmouche, a French national suspected of shooting dead three people in the Brussels Jewish Museum, is formally opposing extradition to

Medhi Nemmouche, a French national suspected of shooting dead three people in the Brussels Jewish Museum, is formally opposing extradition to

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Israel's Sephardic holy leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef dies at age of 93

The religious scholar and spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardic Jews, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef,has died at the age of 93. He founded the ultra-Orthodox

The religious scholar and spiritual leader of Israel’s Sephardic Jews, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef,has died at the age of 93. He founded the ultra-Orthodox

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Cleaning the Western Wall in Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, thousands of notes were removed from the Western Wall. Worshippers at one of Judaism’s holiest sites stuff notes into cracks

In Jerusalem, thousands of notes were removed from the Western Wall. Worshippers at one of Judaism’s holiest sites stuff notes into cracks

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Hungary's far-right plays with fire

“Death to the Jews!” “Auschwitz isn’t this way!” “We’re taking you to a free campsite, with heating!” “No return ticket!” Slogans like these were

“Death to the Jews!” “Auschwitz isn’t this way!” “We’re taking you to a free campsite, with heating!” “No return ticket!” Slogans like these were

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Warm start to relations between new pope and Rome's chief rabbi

On the first day of his papacy, Pope Francis reached out to Rome’s Jewish community and said he hoped to build on the good relations between the two

On the first day of his papacy, Pope Francis reached out to Rome’s Jewish community and said he hoped to build on the good relations between the two

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Circumcision in Germany stays legal

The German cabinet has approved a draft law that protects the right to circumsise young boys. The move is designed to end the uncertainty after a

The German cabinet has approved a draft law that protects the right to circumsise young boys. The move is designed to end the uncertainty after a

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Jews celebrate new year

Jews from around the world are preparing for their new year, which will be celebrated at Sundown on Sunday night. In Jerusalem people rushed to the

Jews from around the world are preparing for their new year, which will be celebrated at Sundown on Sunday night. In Jerusalem people rushed to the

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German foreign minister backs circumcision

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told a Jewish conference on Thursday that he supports the community’s right to carry out

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told a Jewish conference on Thursday that he supports the community’s right to carry out

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Circumcision unites German Jews and Muslims

A group of several hundred people, mainly Jews but also including Muslims and Christians, has demonstrated in Berlin for the right to

A group of several hundred people, mainly Jews but also including Muslims and Christians, has demonstrated in Berlin for the right to

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Merkel supports circumcision as a right

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed the Muslim and Jewish communities’ right to carry out circumcision. Her spokesman said the operation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed the Muslim and Jewish communities’ right to carry out circumcision. Her spokesman said the operation

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Israelis march for military service reform

Thousands of Israelis marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday to call on the government to scrap a policy that exempts ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from

Thousands of Israelis marched in Tel Aviv on Saturday to call on the government to scrap a policy that exempts ultra-Orthodox Jewish men from