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Russian Jewish Community Center Firebombed in Moscow

The remains of two firebombs were later found in the building.

Foreign Ministry Celebrates Jerusalem Sovereignty with New Year Reader

"I had not moved away even one step, but someone pulled at my sleeve and asked me to join the minyan. I put on a hat and joined them for the Mincha prayer. I had arrived."

European Jewish Congress Calls for France to Root out ‘Societal Anti-Semitism’

“We appreciate the important words of the French Government... However, it doesn’t appear that much has changed on the ground for French Jews, who are still regularly attacked."

Survey Shows Deep Split among Israeli Jews over Shabbat Soccer

The Smith Institute survey proves for the Nth time that the polls yield results based on how you write the questions, or, in this case, how you cut your random sample of respondents.

March to Honor the Memory of Elie Wiesel, His Hometown’s Vanished Jews

The march began at the Wiesel family home, and ended at the railway station, where a plaque was unveiled and the station named after Wiesel.

Watch: Original IDF Paratroopers Who Liberated Temple Mount Arrive for Visit

The soldiers have not been back to the site as a group since its liberation in 1967.

Bacon Emerging as Latest Villain in lawsuits Against US Restaurants

Instead of accepting a free omelet, the offended Jewish woman is suing Denny's for breach of contract and negligent representation, and is asking for monetary damages for emotional and physical distress from having eaten bacon.

Jerusalem Shabbat Public Transportation Project in Danger of Closing

The main contributor to the project has ceased all his support, because of his own financial trouble.

Israel Donates $1M to Help Houston Post-Harvey

"From talks we’ve had with heads of the community and Israel’s Consul General we learned the damage is vast, and the rehabilitation will take years."

New Archaeology Exhibition: Ancient Bureaucracy and Clerks From Israel’s Past

A collection of seals, some with ancient Hebrew inscriptions, and other new findings go on public display this week at the annual City of David archaeology conference.

Netanyahu Calls to Increase Number, Quality of Bible Studies Teachers

"I do exactly as I say: 'I practice what I preach'," Netanyahu said; he holds a weekly Bible study class at his official residence in Jerusalem.

Jewish Community of Hebron Gains Municipality Status

"The Jews deserve to build in Hevron within the Jewish property."

Watch: Haredi-Religious IDF Soldiers Make Siyum at Western Wall (Kotel)

“It’s important to know how to integrate the safety of the Jewish nation and her spirituality."

Day School Becomes a Shelter in Houston As SuperStorm Harvey Batters Texas, Louisiana

“The Jewish Community Center is turning into a command center. Jewish Family Services is flooded. They're helping people by phone.”

Court Stops Demolition of 100-Year-Old Boro Park Synagogue, Chevra Anshei Lubavich

The sellers claim the building is dilapidated; the congregants vehemently deny the charge, saying it's not true.

Watch Putin Gift Netanyahu With First-Ever Bible Published With Rashi Commentary

Netanyahu called it a “moving” gesture, and said the Bible would be given to the National Library of Israel.

MKs Glick, Mualem-Refaeli Denied Entry to Temple Mount

The police officer told them he was carrying out an order from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and asked Glick not to be “provocative.”

Billy Joel Wore a Yellow Star at Madison Square Garden

"Thank you Billy for reminding people what was ... so it may never ever be again," Joel's ex-wife, Christie Brinkley wrote.

Rabbi Stav Calls Aryeh Deri ‘Criminal Ignoramus’ over Anti-Modern Orthodox Hate Speech

Aryeh Deri was convicted of taking $155,000 in bribes while serving as Interior Minister, and was given a three-year jail sentence in 2000.

Swiss Parliament Contemplates Kosher Meat Import Ban (Again)

There are many who oppose the bill because they would no longer be able to enjoy their foie gras or goose liver pâté.

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