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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)

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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