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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo, surrounded primarily by family, Nicky Kohen, the daughter of Josef Neumann who was critically injured in an attack on a Hanukkah celebration, speaks to reporters in front of her home in New City, N.Y. An Orthodox Jewish organization said Neumann died Sunday, March 29, 2020, from his injuries three months after the attacks. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Man, 72, dies of injuries 3 months after Hanukkah stabbings

Mar. 30, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

MONSEY, N.Y. (AP) — A man who was among the five people stabbed during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City has died three months after the attack, according to an Orthodox Jewish organization and community liaison with a local police department. Josef Neumann, 72, died Sunday night, the Orthodox...

Charged man says he regrets defacing Louisiana synagogue

Mar. 23, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — A man charged with spraying anti-Semitic graffiti on a Louisiana synagogue said he regrets his actions and wants to apologize to the congregation. Authorities arrested Caine Zander Brown about two weeks ago in connection with the September 2018 defacing of the Northside Jewish...

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Orthodox Jewish leaders unite against the coronavirus

Mar. 20, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Leaders at six top Orthodox Jewish organizations on Friday jointly urged their members to heed social distancing rules designed to fight the coronavirus, a show of unity that underscores the importance of behavioral changes that amount to a massive upheaval in their faith communities. While...

Police officers carrying boxes out of a house after an apartment raid in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 18, 2020. After the ban of the Reich Citizens' Group

Germany bans anti-Semitic group, raids homes

Mar. 19, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities conducted raids in 10 German states Thursday at premises linked to a group accused of pursuing a mix of anti-government and racist ideology. Germany's top security official, Horst Seehofer, issued a ban on United German Peoples and Tribes, the first time a group associated with...

To fight anti-Semitism, Jewish teens teach in classrooms

Mar. 15, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

VIENNA, Va. (AP) — Everything was in place: the silver kiddush cup beside the rolled-up Torah. The ceremonial candle, brushing braided challah. Twin boxes of Streit’s matzot, unopened. But this wasn’t a hushed synagogue readying for the holidays. It was a Northern Virginia high school...

In this Feb. 14, 2017 file photo, construction at a mosque being built with support from the Turkish-American Religious Foundation sits suspended in New Haven, Conn. On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Connecticut State Senators Derek Slap, D-West Hartford, and Saud Anwar, D-South Windsor,  welcomed the approval of $5 million in state bonding to allow nonprofit organizations like synagogues, mosques and churches to seek a competitive state grant to help them fortify themselves against terrorist attacks and hate crimes, or to pay for recent security improvements they have made. (AP Photo/Michael Melia)

State approves $5M to boost security at religious centers

Mar. 12, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As rebuilding continues on a New Haven mosque after an arson fire last year, leaders are hoping to get some newly approved state aid aimed at helping religious organizations boost security measures to deter hate crimes and terrorist attacks. State lawmakers created a $5 million...

Jewish groups condemn Nazi flag display at Sanders rally

Mar. 6, 2020 4:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The display of a Nazi flag by a man at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Arizona drew condemnation from Jewish American groups and his main rival in the Democratic presidential primary on Friday amid ongoing worries about Democratic candidates' security at public events. Images of a flag...

Yeshiva University Maccabees huddle around guard Ryan Turell (11) before a game against the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), in New York, Feb. 25, 2020. The Maccabees won the Skyline Conference quarterfinal 75-57. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Faith before basketball for Yeshiva University champions

Mar. 1, 2020 5:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Each of the mighty Maccabees has his role on the men’s basketball team. Gabriel Leifer sinks three-pointers; Daniel Katz is the defense wizard; Simcha Halpert makes the perfect alley-oop passes to Ryan Turell who soars for dunks. Kids pretend to be them in pickup games. The home...

FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, director Roman Polanski appears at an international film festival, where he promoted his latest film,

Top nominee Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim

Feb. 27, 2020 6:05 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars — where his latest movie leads this year's nominations — because of protests prompted by a new rape accusation against him. Women's rights activists have called for a boycott of...

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Nazi cautionary dramas wade into political, factual disputes

Feb. 27, 2020 6:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood mustered its creative forces in the 1940s when Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany sought to conquer the world, with Humphrey Bogart standing up to the fascist regime in “Casablanca” and director Ernst Lubitsch mocking it and its dictator in “To Be or Not to...