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Jews celebrate Chanukah in Budapest, Hungary.
December 2, 2013

Half-way through the Chanukah holiday, and already several chanukiot have been vandalized, according to JTA Wire Service. First, a 6-foot menorah in front of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah was vandalized. Three branches of the menorah were ripped off its left side and dropped in front of the Chabad House in Salt Lake City early Sunday CONTINUE »

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BY Heather Norris
November 26, 2013

Across the country, the “knockout game” has people worried, but in the Jewish community, the fear might be even more pressing. At least seven attacks, which generally involve an assailant picking out a victim at random and attempting to knock him or her out with a single sucker punch, have been reported in Brooklyn, N.Y., CONTINUE »

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BY Maayan Jaffe
November 26, 2013

There wasn’t a news site by last Sunday morning void of a story about the historic deal — or “mistake,” as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was calling it — which was signed between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom and France plus Germany) late last Saturday night. But, CONTINUE »

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Nonprofit sector tackles its passions with businesslike approach
BY Marc Shapiro
November 21, 2013

These days, it seems that everyone is starting a nonprofit. What’s the appeal? “The reason people start nonprofits is because they see a need and a void that they are passionate to fill,” says Paddy Morton, attorney with Maryland Nonprofits, an organization that serves to strengthen and educate the state’s nonprofit sector. “They’re doing public CONTINUE »

Growing number come from intermarriages
BY Julie Wiener
November 21, 2013

When Eric Woodward started rabbinical school at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary, he assumed he would be the only student who grew up celebrating Christmas along with Chanukah. But midway through his training, when Woodward started a discussion group for students of interfaith families, more than 20 people showed up. Not all were children CONTINUE »