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Sarsour says she wants 'better relationship with American Jews'

After accusing American Jews of dual loyalty, Women's March leader Linda Sarsour says group must do more to reach out to Jewish community.

Sarsour says she wants 'better relationship with American Jews'

Linda Sarsour ripped for accusing US Jews of dual loyalty

Women's March organizer and pro-Sharia left-wing activist Linda Sarsour criticized for apparently accusing American Jews of dual loyalty.

Linda Sarsour ripped for accusing US Jews of dual loyalty

Poll: Jews strongly back Democrats in 2018 midterms

New poll shows just 25% of American Jews approve of President Trump, while 26% back Republicans in midterm elections.

Poll: Jews strongly back Democrats in 2018 midterms

Chicago ball field renamed in memory of Jewish teen

Community names baseball field in memory of Jewish teen who died after lengthy battle with cancer.

Chicago ball field renamed in memory of Jewish teen

Judaism: Does it matter who you marry, or how you feel?

The fall of a top sociologist could change the field of counting Jews.

Judaism: Does it matter who you marry, or how you feel?

Ship named after Jewish-American guardsman killed in Iraq War.

Coast Guard names ship after Jewish-American guardsman killed while intercepting suicide bomber.

Ship named after Jewish-American guardsman killed in Iraq War.

Flight cancellation nearly causes family to miss Passover seder

This family’s New York-Miami flight was cancelled right before Passover.

Flight cancellation nearly causes family to miss Passover seder

Alex Bregman is baseball's next Jewish star

Family of rising Jewish baseball star give the public a glimpse of his his devotion, kindness, and potential.

Alex Bregman is baseball's next Jewish star

'The Orthodox Jews are an important part of the community'

New York Councilman Bruce Blakeman discusses relations with the Orthodox Jewish community as well as the bigger picture.

'The Orthodox Jews are an important part of the community'player

Muslims to outnumber Jews in US by 2040

While size of US Jewish population stagnates, number of US Muslims set to double by 2040.

Muslims to outnumber Jews in US by 2040

When the local synagogue dies

A Rust Belt synagogue 'runs out of people' and gathers to bury its past.

When the local synagogue dies

Five Jewish Americans killed in Costa Rica plane crash

Five members of Jewish family killed in plane crash while vacationing in Costa Rica.

Five Jewish Americans killed in Costa Rica plane crash

Prime Minister punishes Hotovely, nixes her Czech trip

Trip to Czech Republic by Deputy Foreign Minister reportedly was scrapped a week after her comments on US Jewry.

Prime Minister punishes Hotovely, nixes her Czech trip

Watch: Hotovely meets lone soldiers

Amid uproar over her comments on American Jews, Deputy Foreign Minister meets lone soldiers for Thanksgiving dinner.

Watch: Hotovely meets lone soldiersplayer

Netanyahu: Hotovely's words don't reflect my position

Prime Minister says in interview he completely rejects Deputy Foreign Minister's remarks on American Jews, urges unity.

Netanyahu: Hotovely's words don't reflect my position

'American Jewry is dwindling'

Amidst uproar over Tzipi Hotovely's comments on 'American Jews,' Israeli Chief Rabbi suggests looking at demographic data of American Jewry.

'American Jewry is dwindling'player

'American Jews are important to me, I didn't mean to offend'

Deputy Foreign Minister speaks to Arutz Sheva about recent controversy over 'American Jews' comments. 'I didn't want message to be hostile.'

'American Jews are important to me, I didn't mean to offend'

The vanishing American traditional Jew

The vanishing American traditional Jew

'When we're unified, we're unstoppable'

Watch: Martin Oliner stresses unity in interview for Rosh Hashanah.

'When we're unified, we're unstoppable'player

'Time for American Jews to pick a side'

Leftist leader calls on American Jews to shun Israeli Consul General over his pro-settlement views.

'Time for American Jews to pick a side'

American Jewish actor, comedian Jerry Lewis dead at 91

Jerry Lewis, comedic legend of the 1950s and 60s, best known for his films 'The Bell Boy' and 'The Nutty Professor' dies at age 91.

American Jewish actor, comedian Jerry Lewis dead at 91

No change in U.S. Jewish donations to Israeli charities

Online donations platform finds Western Wall and conversion row has had no effect on donations to Israeli charities.

No change in U.S. Jewish donations to Israeli charities

Is there a future for non-Orthodox American Jewry?

New study shows American Jews marrying later or not at all, having fewer children, and intermarrying at a high rate.

Is there a future for non-Orthodox American Jewry?

'The American Jewish community loves Israel'

Strategic adviser Charlie Harary says Diaspora Jews see Israelis as family.

'The American Jewish community loves Israel'player

Sisi cautiously optimistic about Israel-PA peace

Egyptian President meets Jewish leaders, expresses guarded optimism about peace between Arabs and Israel.

Sisi cautiously optimistic about Israel-PA peace

Jewish leaders meet FBI chief

Leaders of the American Jewish community meet FBI Director Comey amid recent anti-Semitism.

Jewish leaders meet FBI chief

Florida Muslim students send flowers to Jewish organizations

Muslim Student Associations of Florida State and Florida A&M universities send flowers to Jewish organizations in show of solidarity.

Florida Muslim students send flowers to Jewish organizations

Jews supporting torched Tampa mosque $18 at a time

Jews in Tampa helping repair mosque damaged in arson by making donations in multiples of 18.

Jews supporting torched Tampa mosque $18 at a time

Muslim, Jewish leaders raise Trump ban in congressional meetings

Muslim and Jewish leaders share concerns with lawmakers in Congress about Trump’s recent orders banning entry to refugees.

Muslim, Jewish leaders raise Trump ban in congressional meetings

Jewish day school coach revives player from opposing team

Coach of Chicago-area Jewish day school baseball team revives a member of the opposing team who had collapsed on the bench.

Jewish day school coach revives player from opposing team

Rabbis visit Montana to thank local authorities for support

Orthodox rabbis from the U.S. and Canada thank Montana officials for their support of the Jewish community.

Rabbis visit Montana to thank local authorities for support

Montana neo-Nazi march still on

An armed neo-Nazi march to harass a Montana Jewish community will go forward.

Montana neo-Nazi march still on

Percentage of Jews in Congress sees slight rise to 5.6 in 2017

The number of Jewish lawmakers increased in the newly elected Congress.

Percentage of Jews in Congress sees slight rise to 5.6 in 2017

JCC Association names new president

JCC Association of North America taps head of the American fundraising arm of Ben-Gurion University as its new president and CEO.

JCC Association names new president

Only Orthodox synagogue building in Des Moines to close

The only Orthodox synagogue in Des Moines is selling its building, leaving the city without an Orthodox synagogue.

Only Orthodox synagogue building in Des Moines to close

Ex-volunteer firefighter suing department for anti-Semitism

Former volunteer firefighter from Southern California is suing his former department alleging anti-Semitism and harassment.

Ex-volunteer firefighter suing department for anti-Semitism

New Jersey Jews helping Latino family in wake of son's death

Jewish community in Lakewood providing assistance to the family of a 2-year-old Latino boy who was killed in a tragic accident.

New Jersey Jews helping Latino family in wake of son's death

Jewish head of teachers union defends Keith Ellison

Jewish president of a U.S. teachers union comes to the defense of Rep. Keith Ellison.

Jewish head of teachers union defends Keith Ellison

Priebus nixes, Jewish groups slam Muslim registry proposal

AJC slams the idea of creating a database of Muslims one day after Trump's chief-of-staff said there were no plans to create one.

Priebus nixes, Jewish groups slam Muslim registry proposal

Jewish groups urge post-election discussion at Shabbat dinners

Jewish organizations encourage young Jews to use Shabbat dinner as a way to promote dialogue about the results of the presidential election.

Jewish groups urge post-election discussion at Shabbat dinners