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November 20, 2015  RSS feed
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Former U.S. Olympic fencer dies in fire set by Havdalah candle

(JTA) –A 95-year-old Boca Raton man, a championship fencer in the 1950s, died after accidentally setting himself and his house alight with a Havdalah candle.  Byron Krieger died Nov. 9 from injuries sustained in the accident on the previous Saturday night, the local news station WPTC reported.  His wife, Joyce, 92, suffered minor burns. They were married for 57 years.  More...

Jewish teacher stabbed in Marseille by ISIS sympathizer

(JTA) – A Jewish teacher in the French city of Marseille was stabbed by a man wearing an Islamic State T-shirt who shouted anti-Semitic profanities at him with two other men. The victim, a history teacher at a Chabad- Lubavitch school, suffered injuries that were not considered life threatening, the French news agency AFP reported, citing an account of the Wednesday, Nov. 18 incident.  More...

Moroccan group celebrated for Jewish cemetery restoration work

WASHINGTON (Washington Jewish Week via JTA) — A five-year program to repair Morocco’s Jewish cemeteries was cited as an example of “peaceful coexistence” at a Washington ceremony marking its accomplishments.  More...

Jewish groups call for Congress to accept Syrian refugees into US

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Eleven Jewish groups are among 81 that sent a letter to Congress members urging them not to roll back plans to accept Syrian refugees into the United States.  More...

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