Judaism

April 21, 2019 - 2:59 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Poland wished Jews a happy Passover in Polish, and the reaction has been a wave of angry comments on Twitter. Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher also wished Poles a happy Easter on Sunday. But by then, she was accused of offending the country with her...
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The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by the German forces during World War II, was recreated virtually with light as part of anniversary commemorations of the 1943 uprising in the Warsaw Ghetto, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 18, 2019. The multimedia installation, which included the archival recordings of a prewar cantor killed in the Holocaust, is the work of Polish artist Gabi von Seltmann. It was organized by a group that fights anti-Semitism.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 19, 2019 - 8:17 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Great Synagogue of Warsaw, which was destroyed by German forces during World War II, made a brief reappearance as an apparition of light during commemorations for the Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Light was projected Thursday night onto the modern glass building in the place...
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Striking workers stand on a picket line outside the Stop & Shop supermarket in Revere, Mass., Thursday, April 18, 2019. Some Jewish families in southern New England are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain. Thousands of workers remain on strike and rabbis in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are advising their congregations not to cross the picket lines. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 18, 2019 - 5:01 pm
BOSTON (AP) — As thousands of Stop & Shop workers remain on strike in New England, some Jewish families are preparing for Passover without the region's largest supermarket chain, which has deep roots in the local Jewish community. A number of rabbis in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode...
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FILE- In this April 26, 2018 file photo, a Jewish boy walks to a yeshiva in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Thursday, April 18, 2019, a judge has struck down New York State Education Department guidelines for ensuring that private schools including religious schools provide instruction that's substantially equivalent to what public schools provide. The ruling by a state supreme court judge in Albany, N.Y., nullifies guidelines intended to ensure that ultra-Orthodox yeshivas teach secular subjects like English and math. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 18, 2019 - 4:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that New York state overstepped its authority with guidelines intended to ensure that ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools teach secular subjects like English and math. The ruling by a state judge in Albany nullifies state Education Department guidelines for...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Ronen Zvulun/Pool via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 11:33 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president on Wednesday formally nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister, officially launching a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks. In one of the...
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Likud party ballot papers and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign fliers are seen on the ground after polls for Israel's general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 11, 2019 - 6:04 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A final count of election ballots on Thursday granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party an additional seat in parliament, making it the largest faction in the Knesset and punctuating the Israeli leader's victory. The results released by Israel's central election...
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Girls play in a yeshiva schoolyard, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the Williamsburg section of New York. The city health department ordered all ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in a neighborhood of Brooklyn on Monday to exclude unvaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak. In issuing the order, the health department said that any yeshiva in Williamsburg that does not comply will face fines and possible closure.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 10, 2019 - 6:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's effort to halt a measles outbreak by ordering mandatory vaccinations in one Brooklyn neighborhood is facing opposition, with lawyers for parents opposed to vaccinations promising to file a lawsuit challenging the order by Friday. But city health officials say they...
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Likud party supporters cheer at the party's campaign headquarters after polls for Israel's general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 10, 2019 - 5:39 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday, with near-final election results giving his right-wing Likud and its traditional Jewish ultra-Orthodox and nationalist allies a solid majority in parliament. Here's a look...
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A woman, right, who identified herself as Ester, passes a group of boys, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York. Ester says that she does not believe that the measles vaccination is safe. The city health department ordered all ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in a neighborhood of Brooklyn on Monday to exclude unvaccinated students from classes during the current measles outbreak. In issuing the order, the health department said that any yeshiva in Williamsburg that does not comply will face fines and possible closure.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 10, 2019 - 1:12 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In a rare order, New York City is requiring residents of a heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles. Now the question is how officials intend to enforce that demand. Authorities plan to start by asking people sickened in the city's biggest measles outbreak...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to his supporters after polls for Israel's general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 10, 2019 - 12:17 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared headed toward re-election early Wednesday, as close-to-complete unofficial results showed him pulling ahead of his main competitor in a tight race seen as a referendum on the long-serving leader. With a victory, Netanyahu would...
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