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A unique African community who have practiced Judaism for a century despite persecution say they deserve the right to be recognised as Jews by Israel

A Ugandan Jew, Yosef Kibita, has had his request to immigrate to Israel rejected. Israel’s Supreme Court has said that his conversion did not occur in a “recognised” community. Uganda’s chief rabbi wants the Abuyudaya community to be recognised and treated fairly. Visit the Business section of Insider for more […]
A unique African community who have practiced Judaism for a century despite persecution say they deserve the right to be recognised as Jews by Israel
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Virtual ‘Saturday Night Passover Seder’ featured star-studded acts like Ben Platt’s hauntingly beautiful rendition of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’

BuzzFeed’s “Tasty” YouTube channel hosted a virtual Passover Seder filled with stories, messages of hope, and performances from actors, musicians, TV personalities, and religious leaders. The event was a fundraiser in support of the CDC Foundation’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. Memorable segments came from Broadway star Idina Menzel, who chanted […]
Virtual ‘Saturday Night Passover Seder’ featured star-studded acts like Ben Platt’s hauntingly beautiful rendition of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’
Tech

Mark Zuckerberg says he’s become ‘more religious’ after becoming a father in rare public discussion about faith: ‘The last few years have been really humbling for me’

Mark Zuckerberg has grown “more religious” over the past few years. The Facebook CEO said the birth of his daughters and the challenges his company have faced have influenced his faith. The 35-year-old tech exec made the rare public comments about religion at a conference in Utah. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Mark Zuckerberg says he’s become ‘more religious’ after becoming a father in rare public discussion about faith: ‘The last few years have been really humbling for me’
Lifestyle

10 surprising facts you didn’t know about Hanukkah

Hanukkah means “dedication” in Hebrew, and the holiday commemorates the rededication of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE. Hanukkah usually takes place in December, but the dates change every year since Jewish holidays follow a lunar calendar. The National Menorah lit in Washington, DC, is 30 feet tall […]
10 surprising facts you didn’t know about Hanukkah
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7 interfaith celebrity couples who celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas

Navigating an interfaith relationship can be tricky. Celebrity couples, including Pink and her husband Carey Hart, and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, have decided to embrace the holiday season as much as they can by celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas. This year, Hanukkah falls between December 10 and 18. Christmas […]
7 interfaith celebrity couples who celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas