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Pennsylvania: Two synagogues defaced with antisemitic graffiti

Officials condemn antisemitic and anti-Israel vandalism at 2 Philadelphia-area synagogues.

Pennsylvania: Two synagogues defaced with antisemitic graffiti

Pennsylvania:

More than 100 anti-Israel protesters arrested

Police arrest more than 100 people who were protesting the Pennsylvania state government's investments in Israel.

More than 100 anti-Israel protesters arrested

Pennsylvania:

Sabra products vandalized by anti-Israel activists

Stickers saying the hummus was 'contaminated with apartheid and Zionism' were stuck on the products.

Sabra products vandalized by anti-Israel activists

Penn. Gov. condemns 'antisemitic' protest outside restaurant

Governor Josh Shapiro says 'Restaurant targeted because its owner is Jewish. Hate and bigotry is reminiscent of a dark time in history.'

Penn. Gov. condemns 'antisemitic' protest outside restaurant

Two girls suspected kidnapped by their mother

Two girls from the United States are suspected to have been kidnapped by their mother to prevent them returning to their father's custody.

Two girls suspected kidnapped by their mother

Philadelphia suburb targeted with antisemitic stickers

Antisemitic vandalism spree continues in Philadelphia suburbs, with police expressing frustration they cannot do more.

Philadelphia suburb targeted with antisemitic stickers

Antisemitic symbols found in Pennsylvania university classroom

Susquehanna University condemns antisemitism after two swastikas found drawn on classroom whiteboard.

Antisemitic symbols found in Pennsylvania university classroom

Pennsylvania:

Lawmakers form state’s first Jewish legislative caucus

Caucus will work to strengthen hate crime laws, speak out against antisemitism, expand security for community, and celebrate Jewish culture.

Lawmakers form state’s first Jewish legislative caucus

Pennsylvania:

Man guilty of defacing campus Jewish center with Hitler stickers

Stickers were plastered on the sign of the Asbell Center for Jewish Life at Dickinson College, leading to domestic terrorism investigation.

Man guilty of defacing campus Jewish center with Hitler stickers

Pennsyvania:

Governor Josh Shapiro takes oath of office on 3 Hebrew Bibles

Jewish Democrat takes over as the state's 48th governor, giving speech encouraging bipartisanship with divided state government.

Governor Josh Shapiro takes oath of office on 3 Hebrew Bibles

Pennsylvania:

Jewish governor will be sworn in with historic Bible

Holy book belonged to Jewish US army soldier who landed with infantry on Omaha Beach during D-Day.

Jewish governor will be sworn in with historic Bible

Pennsylvania billboard with swastika leaves residents outraged

Officials refuse to act, claiming privately owned billboard is not breaking any laws.

Pennsylvania billboard with swastika leaves residents outraged

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect:

'Who cares if Mastriano calls to concede defeat?'

Doug Mastriano concedes defeat to his opponent Josh Shapiro, hours after Shapiro seems unfazed by the fact he hasn't called him yet.

'Who cares if Mastriano calls to concede defeat?'

Democrat Josh Shapiro wins Pennsylvania governor’s race

Josh Shapiro, Democrat who made his Jewishness a campaign focus, wins Pennsylvania governor’s race

Democrat Josh Shapiro wins Pennsylvania governor’s race

Pennsylvania Governor's Race:

‘We probably love Israel more than a lot of Jews do’

Rebecca Mastriano, wife of Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor, says her family 'loves Israel more than a lot of Jews do.'

‘We probably love Israel more than a lot of Jews do’

Pennsylvania candidate's wife:

'We probably love Israel more than a lot of Jews do'

Wife of candidate for Governor Doug Mastriano tells Israeli reporter: We probably love Israel more than a lot of Jews do.

'We probably love Israel more than a lot of Jews do'

Pennsylvania Governor's Race:

'Shapiro is at best a secular Jew, as Biden is secular Catholic'

Aide to GOP nominee for Pennsylvania governor's race under fire for criticizing Attorney General highlighting his Jewishness in campaign.

'Shapiro is at best a secular Jew, as Biden is secular Catholic'

Multiple people shot at Pennsylvania amusement park

At least three people shot in

Multiple people shot at Pennsylvania amusement park

GOP candidate calls Jewish day school 'privileged, elite'

GOP candidate Doug Mastriano makes opponent Josh Shapiro’s Jewish day school an issue in PA governor race.

GOP candidate calls Jewish day school 'privileged, elite'

Biden’s approval rating tanking in home district

Recent poll shows only 38% of voters in district containing Biden's home town of Scranton approve of the job he's done as president.

Biden’s approval rating tanking in home district

Pennsylvania: Governor nominee says he rejects antisemitism

Pennsylvania GOP governor nominee Doug Mastriano, under fire for Gab ties, says he rejects antisemitism ‘in any form.’

Pennsylvania: Governor nominee says he rejects antisemitism

Pennsylvania man strangled to death by pet boa constrictor

A Pennsylvania resident was strangled to death after his 18-foot-long pet snake wrapped itself around his neck.

Pennsylvania man strangled to death by pet boa constrictor

Tree of Life synagogue to reopen as memorial and museum

New institute will also contain Holocaust center and space for Tree of Life congregation to hold services.

Tree of Life synagogue to reopen as memorial and museum

Pennsylvania AG highlights Shabbat in gubernatorial campaign ad

Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania attorney general who is running for governor, launches first TV ads in Democratic primary race.

Pennsylvania AG highlights Shabbat in gubernatorial campaign ad

Trump endorses Mehmet Oz for Pennsylvania Senate

Recent poll showed that Oz and his primary opponent Dave McCormick are neck-and-neck among likely GOP primary voters.

Trump endorses Mehmet Oz for Pennsylvania Senate

Pennsylvania:

Collision involving dozens of vehicles kills at least 3

Collision on Interstate 81 sends more than a dozen to hospitals. Investigation still going.

Collision involving dozens of vehicles kills at least 3

Stabbing attack at Pennsylvania college leaves one student dead

Stabbing attack at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania leaves one student dead and two others injured.

Stabbing attack at Pennsylvania college leaves one student dead

Jewish Temple University student targeted by roommate

Jewish student at Temple University shocked to receive antisemitic text from new roommate.

Jewish Temple University student targeted by roommate

Why non-Jewish Republican used a shofar

Tallit and shofar featured prominently at launch of Pennsylvania state senator Doug Mastriano's gubernatorial campaign.

Why non-Jewish Republican used a shofar

Pennsylvania gov, announces $6.6 million to Tree of Life site

Pennsylvania will allocate $6.6 million in funding for the redevelopment of the Tree of Life synagogue campus where 11 people were killed.

Pennsylvania gov, announces $6.6 million to Tree of Life site

Pennsylvania college Jewish center defaced with Hitler stickers

Anti-Semitic stickers were plastered on the sign of the Asbell Center for Jewish Life at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.

Pennsylvania college Jewish center defaced with Hitler stickers

Pennsylvania city's menorah vandalized before start of Hanukkah

A menorah in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania was vandalized on Friday night, two days before the start of Hanukkah.

Pennsylvania city's menorah vandalized before start of Hanukkah

Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania AG, declares candidacy for governor

Josh Shapiro, the Pennsylvania AG who made headlines pushing back against bid to reverse Biden’s win in the state, is running for governor.

Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania AG, declares candidacy for governor

UPenn pro-Palestinian group urges cancellation of Israel tour

Newly formed group attacks 7-day tour of Israel as "well-funded campaign" to "deflect attention...from ongoing human rights abuses."

UPenn pro-Palestinian group urges cancellation of Israel tour

OU 'disappointed' in decision to defund safety programs

Jewish community leaders concerned as Pennsylvania legislature defunds safety resources for at-risk groups.

OU 'disappointed' in decision to defund safety programs

Penn college faculty letter accuses Israel of 'Jewish supremacy'

ADL: Letter accusing Israel of "Jewish supremacy" and "apartheid" filled with "anti-Israel rhetoric, some rooted in anti-Semitism."

Penn college faculty letter accuses Israel of 'Jewish supremacy'

Pennsylvania rabbi creates first Sefer Torah in Braille

After suffering from vision loss, Rabbi Lenny Sarko spent years creating his own system for producing a Sefer Torah in Braille.

Pennsylvania rabbi creates first Sefer Torah in Braille

Man whose dead mother voted for Trump in 2020 gets probation

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty, lawyer says his client fell victim to “propaganda and statements” about election fraud.

Man whose dead mother voted for Trump in 2020 gets probation

Swastika graffiti at Pennsylvania college

Campus police investigating after hateful symbol found drawn on a desk at college in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Swastika graffiti at Pennsylvania college

Pennsylvania Governor tests positive for COVID-19

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf currently experiencing no symptoms and will perform his duties remotely.

Pennsylvania Governor tests positive for COVID-19

Supreme Court rejects bid to reverse Biden’s win in Pennsylvania

Supreme Court rejects effort by Republicans to reverse President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the state of Pennsylvania.

Supreme Court rejects bid to reverse Biden’s win in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Court dismisses Republican lawmaker's suit

Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit which sought to block vote certification.

Pennsylvania Court dismisses Republican lawmaker's suit

Court dismisses Trump campaign's lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Federal appeals court upholds earlier ruling which dismissed Trump campaign lawsuit over Pennsylvania's voting procedures.

Court dismisses Trump campaign's lawsuit in Pennsylvania

Judge orders pause to certification of Pennsylvania results

Pennsylvania judge orders pause to any election certification proceedings still pending in the state.

Judge orders pause to certification of Pennsylvania results

Pennsylvania certifies Biden victory

Joe Biden to pick up Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes after Gov. Tom Wolf certifies election results.

Pennsylvania certifies Biden victory

Judge turns down Trump bid to stop Pennsylvania certification

US judge says Trump campaign presented arguments unsupported by evidence in request to stop certification of results in Pennsylvania.

Judge turns down Trump bid to stop Pennsylvania certification

Trump campaign drops major part of Pennsylvania lawsuit

Trump campaign drops claim that election officials unlawfully blocked observers from watching the counting of mail-in ballots.

Trump campaign drops major part of Pennsylvania lawsuit

Pennsylvania synagogue vandalized

Police in Harrisburg are investigating vandalism with swastikas on the Kesher Israel Synagogue in Harrisburg. Subscribe to W

Pennsylvania synagogue vandalized

Empire Kosher closes plant due to coronavirus

Empire Kosher closes chicken processing plant for 2 weeks after employees test positive for the coronavirus.

Empire Kosher closes plant due to coronavirus

'Last thing we want to see is another tragedy'

Pennsylvania man charged with making online threats against Jews and other minorities.

'Last thing we want to see is another tragedy'

Student sues university for lack of action on anti-Semitism

Jewish student who left Kutztown University over anti-Semitic harassment sues college for failing to intervene.

Student sues university for lack of action on anti-Semitism

Pennsylvania flags to half-staff 1 year after synagogue attack

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signs proclamation calling for a day of remembrance for anniversary of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

Pennsylvania flags to half-staff 1 year after synagogue attack

Hospital works to uncover source of germ that killed 3 preemies

Pennsylvania hospital trying to uncover source of bacteria which killed 3 premature infants and infected 5 others.

Hospital works to uncover source of germ that killed 3 preemies

Penn. Jewish students demand security for Jewish schools

Hundreds of Jewish day school students lobby Pennsylvania lawmakers for increased security funding for non-public schools.

Penn. Jewish students demand security for Jewish schools

Politician prays for Israel before Muslim lawmaker sworn in

'This is how I pray every day. I don't apologize ever for praying,' Pennsylvania State Rep. Borowicz says.

Politician prays for Israel before Muslim lawmaker sworn in

3 arrested for vandalism of Penn State U fraternity’s menorah

Three men arrested for vandalizing fraternity's menorah, assaulting fraternity member who tried to stop them.

3 arrested for vandalism of Penn State U fraternity’s menorah

Anti-Semitic vandalism found in library book at Carnegie Mellon

'Jews have no business at CMU!' Swastikas, anti-Semitic rhetoric written into book at Carnegie Mellon University library in Pittsburgh.

Anti-Semitic vandalism found in library book at Carnegie Mellon

11 killed in Pennsylvania synagogue shooting

Gunman opens fire at Synagogue, kills at least 11. Shooter is in custody.

11 killed in Pennsylvania synagogue shooting

Expanded Holocaust memorial plaza dedicated in Philadelphia

First-ever Holocaust memorial in US unveils expansion.

Expanded Holocaust memorial plaza dedicated in Philadelphia

What one Pennsylvania county reveals about Trump's election

Ben Bradlee Jr. profiles a dozen Trump voters in Luzerne County, and examines how the county is a microcosm of a divided America.

What one Pennsylvania county reveals about Trump's election