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Tunisian Jews scale back annual pilgrimage to ancient synagogue because of security concerns

Tunisian Jews scale back annual pilgrimage to ancient synagogue because of security concerns

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Jewish Tunisians who organize an annual pilgrimage to one of the world’s oldest synagogues are planning a scaled-down event next month, citing concerns about security less than a year after a deadly shooting there shook their co
London police to meet with Jewish leaders as protests spark concerns about the safety of Jews

London police to meet with Jewish leaders as protests spark concerns about the safety of Jews

LONDON (AP) — London's police commissioner will meet with senior members of the Jewish community on Monday after the force bungled its apology for suggesting an "openly Jewish'' man's presence along the route of a pro-Palestinian march risked provoki
Lama Rod describes himself as a Black Buddhist Southern Queen. He wants to free you from suffering

Lama Rod describes himself as a Black Buddhist Southern Queen. He wants to free you from suffering

ROME, Ga (AP) — Instead of traditional maroon and gold Tibetan Buddhist robes , Lama Rod Owens wore a white animal print cardigan over a bright yellow T-shirt with an image of singer Sade, an Africa-shaped medallion and mala beads — the most recogniz

London police apologize after threatening to arrest 'openly Jewish' man near pro-Palestinian protest

LONDON (AP) — London’s police force has been forced to issue two apologies after officers threatened to arrest an “openly Jewish” man if he refused to leave the area around a pro-Palestinian march because his presence risked provoking the demonstrato
Children learn matzo making and Passover's traditions ahead of the Jewish holiday

Children learn matzo making and Passover's traditions ahead of the Jewish holiday

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The group of first graders had no time to waste — they had matzo to make.
War, hostages, antisemitism: A somber backdrop to this year's Passover observances

War, hostages, antisemitism: A somber backdrop to this year's Passover observances

Passover is a major Jewish holiday, celebrated over seven or eight days each year, commemorating the exodus of ancient Israelites from slavery in Egypt, as recounted in the Bible. To many Jews, it symbolizes freedom and the birth of a Jewish nation.
Maurizio Cattelan, Zoe Saldana join iconoclastic Vatican Biennale exhibition inside women’s prison

Maurizio Cattelan, Zoe Saldana join iconoclastic Vatican Biennale exhibition inside women’s prison

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A pair of nude feet — dirty, wounded and vulnerable — are painted on the façade of the Venice women’s prison chapel.
The Latest | World leaders call on Iran and Israel to avoid allowing conflict to worsen

The Latest | World leaders call on Iran and Israel to avoid allowing conflict to worsen

World leaders called on Iran and Israel to try to avoid escalating tensions following the apparent Israeli airstrike on Friday near an Iranian air base and nuclear facility.
Mandisa, Grammy-winning singer and 'American Idol' alum, dies at 47

Mandisa, Grammy-winning singer and 'American Idol' alum, dies at 47

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mandisa, a contemporary Christian singer who appeared on “American Idol” and won a Grammy for her 2013 album ‘Overcomer’, has died. She was 47.
John Adams' Nativity oratorio 'El Nino' gets colorful staging at the Met

John Adams' Nativity oratorio 'El Nino' gets colorful staging at the Met

NEW YORK (AP) — The children crumple and fall to the stage, victims of King Herod’s assassins. Then the Virgin Mary, in a voice brimming with anguish and outrage, memorializes the student protesters who were massacred by Mexican armed forces in 1968.