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Ancient Libyan Synagogue Being Turned Into Islamic Center, Jewish Group Says

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An abandoned and ancient synagogue in Libya is being turned into an Islamic religious center without permission, the World Organization of the Jews of Libya said.
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Netherlands Anti-Semitism Tally Drops by 25% Due to COVID-19 Lockdowns

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The number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in the Netherlands in 2020 decreased by 25% over the previous year but was still among the highest totals in a decade.

Earliest Evidence of Kosher Diet in UK Found in 800-year-old Animal Bones from Oxford

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Archaeologists in the United Kingdom discovered findings from a medieval Jewish community of Oxford that they said were the earliest evidence of a religious diet.

Prince Philip, Who Opposed Nazis and Was First British Royal to Visit Israel, Dies...

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Prince Philip, perhaps the closest member of the British royal family to Jews and Jewish causes, has died at 99.
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Report: Anti-Semitic Assaults Worldwide Drop 19% in 2020 Due to Pandemic

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A 19% decrease in the number of anti-Semitic assaults recorded worldwide in 2020 from the previous year was attributed to lockdowns connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an annual report published Wednesday.

Next Major Jewish Action Is on Behalf of Uighurs

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When Rayhan Asat attended a Passover seder last month, its contours seemed familiar and different at once — especially the tradition of leaving a seat empty at the table.

Chef Born Next to Minsk Matzah Factory Delivers Meals to Holocaust Survivors

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Growing up, Passover was always a special time of year for David Teyf.
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Biden Removes Trump-era Sanctions on International Criminal Court

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The Biden administration removed sanctions that President Donald Trump had imposed on International Criminal Court officials while continuing to decry the ICC’s work targeting U.S. and Israeli personnel.

Last Known Jew in Afghanistan Leaving

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The man who has been known as the last Jew in Afghanistan for well over a decade is leaving for Israel.

Church of England Sorry for Prayer Booklet Resembling a Haggadah

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The Church of England apologized for a booklet that it published featuring prayers for the Thursday before Easter and recommendations to perform customs observed by Jews on Passover.