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  • Quebec party that wanted to ban kippahs loses in elections

    April 8, 2014 | 8:55 am

    The separatist Parti Quebecois government, which campaigned on a divisive charter that roiled the Quebec Jewish community, was beaten soundly in provincial elections.

    In Monday’s vote, the Liberal Party won 70 seats in the legislature and will form the next government. The Parti...

  • Clergy reflect on Proposition 8

    October 30, 2013 | 12:37 pm

    On a wall of the Autry National Center — among Los Angeles Jewish immigrant artifacts, biographies of Hollywood Jewry, above a case of kippot from Uganda — a white banner proclaims in crimson letters: “Beth Chayim Chadashim, Jewish, Gay & Lesbian & Proud.” The banner, used in gay...

  • Leaked Quebec plan would ban kippot on public workers

    August 29, 2013 | 11:44 am

    A plan by Quebec’s government to ban “religious symbols,” including yarmulkes or kippot, among public sector workers has elicited worry from religious minorities in the Canadian province.

    The bill would seek to ban public employees from wearing large Christian crosses or...

  • Letter from Krakow: When is anti-Semitism not anti-Semitism?

    July 18, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    A troubling recent incident in the heart of Krakow’s old Jewish quarter, Kazimierz, has raised questions anew about the scope and impact of anti-Semitism in the age of instant response and interactive social media.

    The incident involved a waiter (or waiters) at a popular cafe,...

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  • Md. student asked to defend wearing kippah

    February 2, 2012 | 11:21 am

    A Jewish student at a Maryland high school was asked to prove that he wore a yarmulke for religious reasons.

    Caleb Tanenbaum, 17, was asked by the administration of Northwood High School in Silver Spring to provide a letter from a rabbi explaining why he wore the plain, off-white knitted kippah, Patch in Wheaton, Md., reported.

    Caleb, an Israeli by birth, decided recently to wear a kippah, according to the news website.

  • Chanukah Hoop Dreams

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Picture the "Bad News Bears" in a basketball court, add kippot and a dash of Chanukah and you have the makings of the Disney Channel's latest original movie, "Full-Court Miracle." The film is based on the true story of Lamont Carr (Richard T. Jones), a down-and-out former University...

  • Campaign Kippah

    By Sherry Shameer

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The red-and-white lettering that reads GORE-LIEBERMAN 2000 is already on signs, bumper stickers and buttons. But thanks to Marsha Greenberg of Stamford, Conn., vice-presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman has it stitched on his kippah.



    Greenberg crocheted the blue campaign kippah...

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