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Texas Jewish Communities Grapple With Catastrophic Flooding

Homes, cars and streets throughout Houston are under water as torrential rains from Hurricane Harvey—now downgraded from a Category 4 hurricane to a tropical storm—continue to drench the city and cause catastrophic flooding throughout the region. At least five people have died as a result.

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Chabad Rabbi Competes on CHOPPED

Heard the old joke about the rabbi, the monk, the nun, and the priest walking onto a show set? It’s a cliche certainly, but in this test kitchen, there’s nothing stale about it. It is Leap of Faith, literally and otherwise, the latest episode

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Paris police tell Chabad not to light Hanukkah candles in public spaces - The Times of Israel

Miri Michaeli, Europe correspondent for Israel’s Channel 10 news, tweets a troubling report from Paris. The tweet reads, in Hebrew: “Chabad: Paris police order [us] to cancel most of our public [Hanukkah] candlelighting in the city, in light of the terror attack and the fear of additional attacks..."

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Orthodox Belief in God and Faith Is Spreading — Got a Problem With That? - Opinion – Forward.com

The Pew study shows Orthodox values like belief in God and adherence to custom are spreading. Mordechai Lightstone asks why any Jew would have a problem with that — even if some evangelical Christians feel the same.

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Jewish Kids Come to the Aid of Spongebob Squarepants, Ace Jimmy Kimmel's Social Experiment – Tablet Magazine

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC's late-night talk show, has a running feature titled

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Catskills Colony Collapse: Bungalows Hit By Zoning, Will Be Replaced by Upscale Housing – Tablet Magazine

The Catskills bungalow colonies that have played host for countless Jewish vacationers for decades are now becoming extinct. On Monday, the Times Herald-Record reported that new zoning regulations in Sullivan County, NY, updated last October, have encour

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In Wake of Nashville Synagogue Shooting, Security Intensifies at Jewish Institutions - Second anti-Semitic incident in a

Heightened security precautions are in place at Jewish institutions in Nashville after a bullet was fired Monday morning at a synagogue in the Tennessee capital.