Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Iyyar 17, 5776

By:
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
With increased violence aimed of late at Jews in the Netherlands and across Europe, gay Jews participating in the annual Amsterdam pride parade defended their country's reputation for tolerance under heavy police protection.
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JTA
Lee Stanley was found dead in his Center City home on Aug. 15. Police say he was beaten to death.
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JTA
Hamas claimed responsibility for a barrage of rockets fired on southern and central Israel, including Tel Aviv.
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By:
Talia Lavin, JTA
Jewish celebrities and politicians have enthusiastically taken up the Ice Bucket Challenge. But the IDF has taken a different, chickpea-flavored, tack.
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By:
Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Despite the country's reputation as a liberal bastion, a rise in anti-Semitism has created significant unease for local Jews, including a senior Chabad rabbi whose home has been targeted five times in recent years.
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