Tensions are simmering in Jerusalem over a site holy to Jews as the Temple Mount yet also revered by Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif

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Jerusalem's holy sites: why Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif is so volatile

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Israel developers hope to lure mega-monied Jews from abroad to buy lavish homes with price tags starting at $10 million.

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Building a penthouse only Mark Zuckerberg can afford

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BERLIN (Reuters) – German anti-semitism and resentment towards Israel has risen sharply in recent months, with more than one in four respondents in a new poll equating the Jewish state's treatment of Palestinians to Nazi persecution of Jews during World War Two. The bi-annual survey on xenophobia in Germany by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation showed broad measures of anti-semitism on the decline …

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Gaza conflict sparked sharp rise in German anti-semitism, survey shows

I began reading Rabbi Edward Feinstein’s “The Chutzpah Imperative: Empowering Today’s Jews for a Life that Matters” (Jewish Lights) with two conflicting emotions — admiration and skepticism. Every time I have been in the presence of Feinstein, I have learned something — large or small.

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Do Jews need more chutzpah? Does Judaism?

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After a violent attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, Israelis and Palestinians expressed dread that their decades-old conflict may be spiraling into a far-reaching religious confrontation.

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Fear of deadly ‘religious war’ between Jews and Muslims raised after synagogue attack

Thousands, including President Reuven Rivlin, Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch and Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino, gathered at Kfar Yanouch in the Galilee for the funeral.

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Jews, Christians and Muslims unite for funeral of policeman killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Surveys have shown that support for the Islamic State is much higher in Europe than it is in Middle East.

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Jews bare the brunt for naive hatred of Israel

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After so much violence, the killing of Orthodox rabbis in Jerusalem no longer surprises Jews, Jacksonville Rabbi Joshua Lief said. In Jerusalem on Tuesday morning, two Palestinians entered a synagogue and killed four men — three of them Americans and the other British.

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Killing of rabbis not surprising, say local Jewish leaders

Jewish leaders say there is something especially heinous about killing people while they pray.

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Attack 'strikes at soul' of Jews

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There are nearly 60,000 Orthodox Jews in Lakewood, none of whom are permitted to drive or use modern devices from sunset Friday until one hour after sunset on Saturday

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Orthodox Jews enlisting Lakewood cops for Sabbath errands, report says