Marnina Kregas smiled Sunday as she watched the ice rink full of skating kids and adults circling a frozen menorah.

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Denver Jewish community gathers for skating Hannukah celebration

American Jewish college student Amelia Wolf spent Hanukkah last year in Ramallah. As the holiday approached, she was lonely — until her Palestinian hosts got wind of how she was feeling.

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Celebrating Hanukkah In A Palestinian City

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“Distant Replay: Washington’s Jewish Sports Heroes” uses a scrapbook-style format to tell the stories of dozens of teams, athletes, coaches, managers, and others who came out of the Jewish community and enlivened the local sports scene.

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‘Distant Replay!’: a pantheon of the state’s Jewish sports heroes

JERUSALEM – Palestinians hurling stones at Jewish settlers' cars in the West Bank lightly injured a 4-year-old Israeli boy on Sunday, the Israeli military said.

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Israeli boy, 4, hurt by Palestinians throwing stones

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Israeli police have arrested four Jewish activists from the extremist Lehava group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence.

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Israel presses ahead with crackdown on Jewish extremist group, arrests 4 activists

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have arrested four Jewish activists from the extremist Lehava group opposed to Arab-Jewish coexistence.

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Israel arrests more from Jewish extremist group

A Jewish holiday popularly known for the exchange of gifts on each of its eight days began on Tuesday.

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Hanukkah celebrates Jewish heritage

JACKSON, Tenn. — A congregation gathered Friday night in Jackson to celebrate the fourth night of Chanukah

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Jewish community celebrates Chanukah, explains holiday

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Local Jewish leaders share their thoughts about Hanukkah.

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Local Jewish leaders share thoughts on Hanukkah

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Sara Lipton explores how hostile representations of Jews arose in the Middle Ages.

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Book review: ‘Dark Mirror,’ on origins of anti-Jewish iconography, by Sara Lipton

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