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By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jews for Jesus thought it was amusing to put comedian Jackie Mason's image on a pamphlet aimed at converting Jews to Christianity, but Mason found it no laughing matter and has sued the group for $4 million.
By Steven Scheer LOD, Israel (Reuters) - Immigration to Israel is expected to post a three-year high in 2006, boosted by a jump in those moving to the Jewish state from North America and France, Israel's agency for immigration said on Thursday.
By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - A 73-year-old Holocaust survivor was elected president of one of Germany's biggest Jewish bodies on Wednesday, the first time a woman has been chosen a leader of the country's Jewish community.
By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In the 58 years since its founding, few issues have stalked the state of Israel like demographics -- the fear that Arabs may some day outnumber Jews.
By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Jews, who for decades have been encouraged to leave for Israel, are changing tack with a new movement to develop their distinctive culture at home.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - As Jews around the world observe the weeklong festival of Passover, a solitary pair in Shanghai are believed to be all that's left of a tide of Jewish immigrants that once filled the bustling Chinese city.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A senior Muslim cleric said on Thursday he asked Israel's Supreme Court to stop construction of a museum dedicated to human rights and tolerance in Jerusalem after bones from an old Muslim cemetery were found during foundation work.
By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Jewish mothers who lived 1,000 years ago in Europe are the ancestors of 40 percent of all Ashkenazi Jews alive today, an international team of researchers reported on Friday.
By Oliver Bullough MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia must start enforcing its anti-extremism laws to stop a racist groundswell turning into mass bloodshed, Jewish leaders warned on Thursday, a day after a knife attack on Jews in a synagogue.
Discovery of an ancient village just outside Jerusalem has brought into question one of the strongest images of biblical times - the wholesale flight of Jews running for their lives after the Roman destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 70 A.D.
- In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
- In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.