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Jews: Ancient nation and ethnoreligious group from the Levant
Jews or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites and Hebrews of historical Israel and Judah. Jewish ethnicity, nationhood, and religion are strongly interrelated, as Judaism is the ethnic religion of the Jewish people, while its observance varies from strict observance to complete nonobservance.

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Israeli police arrest 320 Jewish worshippers over coronavirus breach [Video]

Israeli police arrest 320 Jewish worshippers over coronavirus breach

Israeli police arrested 320 people at a Jewish bonfire festival celebrating an ancient sage after worshippers rioted over coronavirus restrictions that denied them access to his tomb, officers said on..

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Religious leaders adapt to empty pews [Video]

Religious leaders adapt to empty pews

Mosques, churches and synagogues across the U.S. are confronting a crisis that left many houses of worship empty. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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The loneliness of the long-distance Holocaust survivor [Video]

The loneliness of the long-distance Holocaust survivor

Survivors of the Holocaust, like many other elderly people, have been confined to their homes in recent weeks as part of shielding measures. Many have been alone in isolation cut off from their usual..

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Anne Frank's diaries come to life in vlogs [Video]

Anne Frank's diaries come to life in vlogs

A series of video diaries based on the writings of Jewish teenager Anne Frank during her years hiding from the Nazis during World War Two have been released by the Anne Frank House Museum.

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Jews go virtual for Passover during quarantine [Video]

Jews go virtual for Passover during quarantine

Like millions of other American Jews, Esther Greenberg is hosting an online seder as her family maintains social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Israel announced a plan for thousands of new Jewish settlement homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday as Washington voiced readiness to back de facto Israeli annexations there.
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Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews take to internet in coronavirus lockdown

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Coronavirus lockdown deepens Holocaust survivors' loneliness

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Coronavirus crisis stoking anti-Semitism worldwide: report

The coronavirus crisis is stirring anti-Semitism around the world, fuelled by centuries-old lies that Jews are spreading infection, researchers in Israel said on Monday.
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Anne Frank's diary in 2020: vlogging from the annex hideout

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Orthodox Jews prepare for a new kind of Passover in the age of COVID-19

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Israel makes masks in public compulsory as Passover lockdown begins

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Death in the Holy Land: Coronavirus changes burial for Jews, Muslims

A rising death toll in the coronavirus crisis is forcing a change in Jewish and Muslim burial and mourning traditions in the Holy Land.
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Israel Faces a Defining Question: How Much Democracy Should Arabs Get?

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German court rules medieval anti-Semitic sculpture can stay on church

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Mexican leader plays 'matador' to manage Trump migration charge

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