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Barnes & Noble removes book at center of Kyrie Irving’s antisemitic tweets

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Comedian Dave Chappelle on Saturday Night Live defended NBA star Kyrie Irving who had tweeted support of a vile antisemitic book that resulted in his suspension from the NBA. Now, the book ...

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Kanye West escorted out of Skechers headquarters

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Kanye West has been escorted from the Skechers headquarters in Los Angeles after showing up unannounced. The confrontation comes just a day after Adidas ended its partnership with the entertainer, now known ...

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Why did early Christianity rise so rapidly?

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New religions appear all the time — nowhere more than in the United States — but very few ever achieve prominence and permanence. Christianity is a rare and dramatic case of a ...

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Shanah tovah, or happy New Year! The importance of the lunar calendar

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L’shanah Tovah to all! That’s Happy New Year! This week is Rosh Hashanah, or New Year, for the Jewish community. Marking the passage of a time and a new year is important. ...

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Stalin and the “Night of the Murdered Poets”

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Power kills. Absolute power kills too many to count. Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin spoke with personal authority on the subject when he famously said, “A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is ...

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American Jews injured in Sunday terrorist attack in Jerusalem recovering

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Five American Jews are recovering after a Palestinian man opened fire on a city bus in Jerusalem on Sunday. The gunman, identified as 26-year-old Amir Sidawi, a resident of East Jerusalem, targeted ...

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Polish man who saved Jews from Nazis dies at 102

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Józef Walaszczyk, a Polish underground resistance fighter who rescued 53 Jews during the Nazi German occupation of Poland, has died aged 102. Walaszczyk died on Monday, according to the Institute of National Remembrance, ...

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Christians and Jews dedicate Lion of Judah sculpture in Jerusalem

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Christians and Jews joined together recently to dedicate the Lion of Judah, a bronze lion statue in Jerusalem. The sculpture was created by American Christian artist Max Greiner and given to Israel ...

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Moscow’s chief rabbi flees Russia after opposing invasion

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In a startling revelation, Moscow’s chief chief rabbi has fled Russia due to threats over his vocal and public opposition to the brutal invasion of Ukraine. His daughter-in-law, a New York-based journalist, ...

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What is Shavuot (Pentecost) really all about?

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Over the past 44 years, I have had the privilege of speaking in over 450 churches in any number of varied contexts. When given the opportunity, I have asked the audiences a ...

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Israel celebrates Jerusalem Day, marking return of city to Jewish people

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Israel last weekend celebrated Jerusalem Day, commemorating when Israeli troops freed the old city from 2,000 years of occupation by foreign powers. The Bible says the heart and soul of the Jewish ...

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ mirrors a world of family, love, and Russian aggression

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“Fiddler on the Roof” comes to Kansas City Tuesday, May 3, through Sunday, May 8 after the pandemic interrupted its national tour which began in 2018. The musical that was first performed ...

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Hot dates: Israeli botanists grow trees using seeds from biblical times

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The desert is blooming as Israeli farmers are growing trees from seeds that date back to biblical times. “We’re talking about the resurrection of 2,000-year-old-plus ancient date seeds that come from the ...

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After attacking Jews, Christians on Easter, Palestinians fight police

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Israeli police continue to deal with Palestinians on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount after Muslims attacked worshippers on Passover and Easter Sunday. The violence comes after Islamic Imams preached in advance of Ramadan, that ...

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5 Passover movies not to miss this month

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Passover is observed each year by the Jewish community to remember and celebrate the exodus of the Israelites from their slavery in Egypt. Also known as Pesach, Passover is a major Jewish ...

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Purim skits and satire have brought merriment to an ancient Jewish holiday in America

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Purim, the springtime Jewish holiday packed with much merriment and humor, recalls the biblical story of Queen Esther. In this tale, the queen stayed true to her Jewish roots and used her status ...

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Now revealed: Dramatic rescue of orphan children from Ukraine

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Yael Eckstein, president and CEO of The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), says she “thought she had seen it all.” She relates the story of a secret orphan rescue from ...

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Kamala Harris attends inauguration of anti-semitic socialist in Honduras on Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Vice President Kamala Harris pledged last week on Holocaust Remembrance Day to “combat antisemitism and hate wherever it exists.” On the same day Harris posted the message, however, she was in Honduras ...

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ABC employees call for firing of Whoopi Goldberg after Holocaust comments

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Whoopi Goldberg, cohost of “The View,” is backtracking after claiming on the show that the Holocaust was “not about race.” “On today’s show, I said the Holocaust ‘is not about race but ...

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Israel concerned about Ukrainian Jews as Russian invasion threat mounts

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Israel is concerned about the fate of 70,000 Jews living in Ukraine as the threat of a Russian invasion increases. Feeling caught between two powers, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett offered to ...

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Jews, whites, banned from London university student meeting

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A student meeting at a British university banned Jews and white people from participating, The Jewish Chronicle reports. The meeting at Goldsmiths, University of London, was run by pro-Palestinian activists, and was ...

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Evangelicals have varying opinions about Israel, new study finds

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Evangelical support for the nation of Israel is not as unified as it once was. The Jewish Connection: Evangelicals and Israel, a study of 1,000 American evangelical Protestants. reveals that 51 percent ...

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The miraculous connection of Hanukkah to Christmas

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I grew up a nice Jewish boy in Brooklyn, New York. When December arrived it brought some interesting challenges. Why? My family owned a toy store! I knew little about Christmas, but ...

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Israeli archaeological discovery confirms story of Hanukkah

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A recent archaeology discovery in Israel confirms the story of Hanukkah. “What we discovered here actually connects with the story of Hanukkah and the Hasmonean revolts against the Greeks,” said excavation director, ...

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The root of America’s rising division

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Division in the country makes it seem like we are no longer living in the United States of America, but in a different country that goes by a new name, the Divided ...

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