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)

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.

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Iran FM: Netanyahu Faking Jewish Faith and History

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu of ignorance about history and the Jewish faith on Tuesday after he said ancient Persian rulers tried to destroy the Jews.

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Muslims Hold Mass Eid al-Adha Prayer at Angels Stadium

Over 15,000 Muslims gathered in the parking lot of Angel Stadium on Monday morning to celebrate Eid al-Adha (the “Sacrifice Feast”), the second of two major Islamic holidays that occurs during the time of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

Jewish men, draped in prayer shawls, take part in the Cohanim prayer (priest's blessing) during the Pesach (Passover) holiday at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 25, 2016.

Thousands Attend Priestly Blessing At The Western Wall

Thousands of Jews, religious, secular and ultra-Orthodox as well as non-Jewish tourists, gathered on Monday morning at the Western Wall to participate in the traditional priestly blessing during the chol hamoed period of the festival of Passover.

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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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Muslim Writes Hebrew Letter in German Community’s New Torah

The Times of Israel reports: In a first for Germany, and perhaps the world, a Muslim wrote one of the Hebrew letters in a new Torah scroll. On November 29, the small Jewish community of Marburg, Germany celebrated the completion

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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