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Museum: Centuries Old Torah Not Burned in Rio Blaze

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s National Museum said Wednesday that centuries-old Torah scrolls, considered to be some of Judaism’s oldest documents, had been moved before a massive fire ravaged the place and gutted much of the largest collections of national history artifacts in Latin America.

A massive fire engulfs the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil's oldest, on September 2, 2018. - The cause of the fire was not yet known, according to local media. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Member of Knesset Ridiculed for Claiming Jews Came From Egypt

TEL AVIV –  MK Stav Shaffir is being ridiculed on social media for attempting to educate Minister of Education Naftali Bennett by claiming that Jews originally hail from Egypt. Bennett, the leader of the Jewish Home party, tweeted plans to celebrate

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France’s Chief Rabbi: Jews Should Keep Wearing Skullcaps

France’s chief rabbi was among Jewish leaders who rejected a call for men and boys to stop wearing skullcaps, after a string of anti-Semitic attacks in the southern city of Marseille. Zvi Ammar, the leader of Marseille’s Jewish community, earlier

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‘Talmudic Grape’ Resurrected to Make New Line of Wine

JERUSALEM – An Israeli winemaker is turning a nearly extinct variety of grape into wine that was last consumed in the era of the bible, ISRAEL21c reported.  Using 3D and DNA analysis, Marawi grapes were found to be the same

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