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NYPD: Hate Crimes Against Muslims, Jews Up Due To Unrest Overseas

Suspected hate crimes against Jewish and Muslim people are up following unrest overseas, according to the New York City police department.

09/17/2014

Pope Francis prays at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on May 25, 2014, in Jerusalem, Israel. (Credit: Getty Images)

Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Accept Pope’s Vatican Invitation

Pope Francis took a dramatic plunge Sunday into Mideast politics while on his Holy Land pilgrimage, receiving an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.

05/25/2014

Pope Francis Visits Assisi

Pope Frances Embarks On Trip To Middle East

The pope started his historic trip to the Middle East, arriving first in Jordan.

05/24/2014

A man reads a prayer while holding greens dipped in salt water in advance of Passover. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York Jewish Community Prepares For Start Of Passover

Passover begins at sundown with a special dinner known as a sedar. During Passover, Jews eat matzoh to honor their ancestors who ran in such a hurry that their bread never rose.

04/13/2014

These artifacts were seized by the U.S. in the headquarters of Saddam Hussein's police Iraq a decade ago. (Photo: CBS 2)

Long Island Jews Unite To Keep Artifacts Seized From Saddam Hussein’s Police

Thousands of Jewish artifacts found in Iraq a decade ago have been restored and are now on public display — but not for long.

03/17/2014

Council member-elect Laurie Cumbo (Credit: lauriecumbo2013.com)

Council Member-Elect’s Comments On ‘Knockout Game’ Draw Ire

Brooklyn Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo recently said on Facebook that she believes the attacks against Jews in that area are related to a sense of resentment.

12/05/2013

The NYPD is hunting for the groups responsible for a series of assaults and vandalism targeting Jews in Brooklyn. (Photo: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Rabbi: Gang Of Teens Playing Disturbing Game Of ‘Knock Out The Jew’

The NYPD is looking into a series of attacks on Jews in Brooklyn. At least one attack was caught on surveillance tape. Some of the assaults may be part of a disturbing game.

11/12/2013

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Jews Mark First Night Of Passover

Passover is an eight-day festival where Jews mark the exodus from slavery in ancient Egypt.

03/25/2013

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NYC Attorney Asks Judge To Ban Jews From Accused Terrorist’s Jury

Inside Brooklyn Federal Court, attorney Frederick Cohn, representing an accused terrorist, told the judge, “I’m not wild about having Jews on the jury in this case.”

03/11/2013

Yiddish Dictionary (credit: Gale S. Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

Mazel Tov! Yiddish Making A Comeback On College Campuses

The language came close to dying out after the Holocaust as millions of Yiddish speakers either perished in Nazi concentration camps or fled to other countries where their native tongue was not welcome.

12/21/2011

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Jews Across Tri-State Mark The Beginning Of Chanukah

The festival of lights began at sundown, and is observed for eight nights. It commemorates the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem in the 2nd Century.

12/20/2011

A man adjusts his kippa, or yarmulke (file / credit: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Defamation League: Anti-Semitism On The Rise In America

Abe Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, says the amount of anti-Semitism is rising in America. A new survey by the ADL shows 40 million Americans are infected with serious anti-Semitism.

11/04/2011

An early letter by Adolf Hitler unveiled by the Simon Wiesenthal Center - New York, NY - Jun 7, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Simon Wiesenthal Center Unveils Early Hitler Letter In New York City

It’s believed to contain his first written comments detailing his belief that Jews were a threat and should be removed.

06/07/2011

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Thousands Of Holocaust Records Go Online

With over 500,000 names, and more than 1,000 photographs, the searchable collection documents a relief organization’s vast efforts during World War II and the postwar era in 24 countries.

05/02/2011

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Livery Driver Arrested Over ‘Kill Jews’ Notes

A former livery cab driver is accused of driving around Nassau County neighborhoods and tossing anti-Semitic hate notes out of his window.

11/03/2010

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