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Report: Only 3,843 Sephardi Jews Obtained Spanish Citizenship

So far, an additional 5,682 applications are still pending, and the deadline for new applications expired last March.

Photo of Hitler Embracing Child of Jewish Descent Auctioned for $11,520

The Bundesarchive has 17 letters from Bernile to Uncle Hitler and his aide Wilhelm Bruckner between 1935 and 1938.

Haaretz Uses Pittsburgh Tragedy to Stick a Knife in Chief Rabbi’s Back

Like any journalist, I enjoy a good gotcha (although I work hard not to do it myself), but this gotcha, Judy Maltz, is dripping the blood of murder victims.

Jewish GOP Candidate Invites Messianic Clergy to Eulogize Pittsburgh Victims at Pence Rally

An anonymous Pence aide told the AP that Jacobs "was not invited by the VP's office to speak on behalf of the Jewish community."

Cabinet Approves Netanyahu, Kahlon Proposal to Take In 1,000 Ethiopian Christians

Today, according to some estimates, there may be as many as 50,000 Christian converts in Ethiopia and Eritrea who maintain some familial relations with Ethiopian Israelis.

MK Smotrich: Keep the Falash Mura in Africa

The Falash Mura are members of the Beta Israel community in Ethiopia and Eritrea who converted to Christianity over the past two centuries.

Survey: 93% of Reform Clergy Ordained after 2010 Officiate at Interfaith Weddings

Simple logic suggests that the number of actual Jews in the Reform and Reconstructionist movements is bound to grow even smaller as the number of "interfaith" marriages grow.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Natural Constituents Lovefest at Museum of Jewish Heritage

Everybody in the place was careful not to mention Israel or Jews.

Divine Rage? Kotel Stone Falls on Reform Prayer Platform [Video]

To calculate the erosion in the different kinds of limestone that make up the Western Wall, in 2014 researchers from Hebrew University used a laser scan to create an accurate three-dimensional computer model.

Jewish American Schools Asking Israel for Financial Support

Tuition in Jewish American schools has reached $40,000 a year per child.

Pew: Jews Harassed Worldwide Despite their Minuscule Percentage of Planet’s Population

Altogether, 2.2 billion Christians suffered harassment in 144 countries in 2016. 1.6 billion Muslims were harassed in 142 countries. 15 million Jews were harassed in 87 countries.

The Forward Misinforms Readers to Promote Anti-Circumcision Agenda

The Forward says circumcision rates in Israel are dropping, with no data to support their claim, but two surveys prove the rates are actually rising.

Liberal US Jews Still in Deep Disagreement over Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

About one week after his rejection of the Trump declaration, Rick Jacobs had a change of heart, perhaps because of the raging attack on him by his biggest ally in the war over the Kotel real estate, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.

State to Ask Court for Extension on Non-Orthodox Conversions

Former Justice Minister Moshe Nissim, appointed by Netanyahu to formulate government policy on conversions, only began to work on his assignment in November.

Netanyahu: Non-Orthodox American Jewry Will Disappear in a Generation or Two

In the long-term, Israel shouldn't over-invest in those communities, as it is impossible to stop their descent into assimilation.

Hotovely’s Remarks Were ‘Right on the Mark’

"The response by the Progressive Jewish leaders to her remarks was natural and completely understandable, but blind to their own international interest."

Good Bye, Mr. Hitler, and Thank You for All the Selfies

The Indonesian museum’s manager stated: 'We don’t want to attract outrage.'

Lawsuit Reveals Plot by BDS Activists to Takeover Academic Associations

'This case is about the illegal, hostile takeover of a non-profit, academic association by leaders of an anti-Israel group.'

Bus Driver Waited Patiently for Passenger Who Was Removing Missionary Posters

"It was heartwarming to see the Jewish sentiment waking up against the missionaries," the woman said.

Hotovely on Anti-BDS Campus Tour in United States

Hotovely told reporters her main goal is to debunk the lies about Israel that have been fed to the youth of America.

Study: Faculty Who Boycott Israel Increase Likelihood of Anti-Semitism

First empirical evidence to explain how faculty promotion of an academic boycott of Israel is unlike other advocacy on campus, poses threat to Jewish students.

Clueless and Culturally Biased, JPost Calling for Jerusalem Chief Rabbi’s Resignation

The JPost couldn't help themselves, despite their attempt to come across as the rational side in this debate, when they referred to Amar as the "so-called chief rabbi of Jerusalem."

597 Conservative Clergy to Netanyahu: Give Us Kotel Territory Or We’ll Trash Talk Israel

What's probably most stunning about the clergy's letter is that they demand that the Prime Minister defy the will of his elected coalition partners and impose rules to benefit some US tourists – and all of it in the name of democracy. One wonders if they understand the meaning of Democracy.

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