The teeming Indian city was once home to a small but influential Jewish community — including a famed court jeweler and the first-ever Miss India.

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The Rise and Fall of Calcutta Jews

Part 3 of 3: Anti-Semitism has a long history in Europe. But Jews are feeling increasingly threatened by what they see as a new wave of prejudice – brewed in part by burgeoning extremism in Muslim communities.

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Marseille's culture clash: An old hatred acquires a new face

Iraqis celebrate the Islamic New Year outside a mosque in Samawah(Getty Images) Today marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year, otherwise known as the Hijri New Year. Starting on the evening of the 24 October and ending on the 25 October, it is observed on the first day of Muharram the first month in the Islamic calendar. The Islamic lunar year is shorter than the solar Gregorian year, usually by 11 or 12 days.

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Islamic New Year 1436 AH: What Year is it in Hinduism, Judaism and Buddhism?

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Adult Ed With Rabbi Tully Harcsztark Topic: Judaism and Social Justice Part 1/4 Topic: Judaism and Social Justice Source Notes: https://docs.google.com/a/sarhighschool.org/document/d/1ClKrG6QDikM5abNKWr411f-2jBGOqs6rQsWW-A-boJA/edit How Jewish a value is social … By: SAR High School

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There were no science Nobel Prizes for Jews this year. Noah Efron thinks this indicates that Jews don’t gravitate toward the test tube anymore. Click here for the rest of the article…

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Kiss Those Nobels Goodbye

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Every movement in Judaism has to do better at tending to the people who fall outside the paradigm of what that movement is about.

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Conversation with Mark Oppenheimer

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Judaism: a quick look at the Jewish religion by Maxine Halperin, Jessica Cheminais, Shanae Williams, Jordan O'shea and Fay Rohland Grade 10R Reddam House Constantia. By: Fay Rohland

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Judaism: a quick look at the Jewish religion – Video

Rabbi Victor Urecki, of Bnai Jacob synagogue on Charlestons East End, hopes to make Judaism more approachable for non-Jews this Saturday, as well as reacquaint many Jews with some of the central tenets of their faith, during an explanatory service to be held immediately following the normal Saturday service.

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Charleston synagogue to host explanatory service

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Avorham Gross, who changed his name from Roberto Eddy Santos after spending years in prison for violent crimes in the 90s. The ex-Latin King gang member who converted to Hasidic Judaism only to be arrested for impersonating law-enforcement and EMS personnel always wanted to be a cop and even faked his way into an officers discount at IHOP, new court papers claim

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Ex-Latin King Hasidic Jew faked being a cop

If a church or its religious leader wants to enter the partisan political fray and support a specific candidate, that is one step too far

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Is Alliance Defending Freedom the Next Hobby Lobby?