A grassroots Jewish group will this week call for the resignation of the two most senior members of the Yeshivah Centre and Chabad movement in Melbourne over the child sex abuse scandal in the 1980s and 90s.

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Petition calls for senior Yeshivah leaders to resign

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A surprising number of Jewish artists are in the forefront of the climate change movement.

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Jewish Enviro-Artists Have the Whole World in Their Hands

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur events in Northeast Florida for Sept. 24-26 and Oct. 3-4.

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Jewish High Holidays

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Meeting with Jewish leaders, Pope Francis compares persecution of Christians to persecution of Jews.

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Pope Francis compares ‘savage attacks’ on Christians to persecution of Jews

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A Jewish museum in Vienna returned a painting that was seized by the Nazis in 1938 to the artist's grandnieces on Friday, part of a wider move in Austria to deal with art illegally acquired after Germany annexed the country in 1938. The 1922 work “The coffee hour.

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Vienna's Jewish Museum returns painting seized by Nazis to heirs

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For the Jewish New Year, which begins on Wednesday at sundown, fish will be on the menu in many households.

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Fish dishes lend meaning to the Rosh Hashanah table

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On Wednesday afternoon Pope Francis received in the Vatican leaders of the World Jewish Congress. Given the observance of the Jewish New Year in a few days time, he wished them in Hebrew “Shana tova umetuka (Happy and Sweet New Year).”

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Jewish Community Offers Pope Solidarity With Persecuted Mideast Christians

A group of Jewish politicians is calling on the New York City Police Department to do more to fight hate crimes.

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Jewish Politicians Call on NYPD to Do More to Fight Hate Crimes

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Rome (AFP) – Pope Francis has warned that Christians in Iraq and Syria face persecution just as Jews have in the past, a prominent American Jewish leader said Thursday.

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Iraqi Christians suffering like Jews did, pope tells Jewish leader

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JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli museum on Thursday unveiled what it says in the oldest known Jewish prayer book in the world, dating back to the 9th century A.D.

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Israeli museum unveils ancient Jewish prayer book

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