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B.C. school district investigates exam asking pupils to argue if Israel should exist

B.C. school district investigates exam asking pupils to argue if Israel should exist

BURNABY, B.C. — The school district in Burnaby, B.C., has launched an investigation into what it says was a harmful exam that asked students to make arguments about whether Jewish people deserve or need a homeland.
Southwest Airlines is back in court over firing of flight attendant with anti-abortion views

Southwest Airlines is back in court over firing of flight attendant with anti-abortion views

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Whether a flight attendant was fired for her religious beliefs or for improper conduct when she sent graphic anti-abortion material and disparaging messages to a union leader was at the heart of appeals court arguments Monday, as S
President Milei's surprising devotion to Judaism and Israel provokes tension in Argentina and beyond

President Milei's surprising devotion to Judaism and Israel provokes tension in Argentina and beyond

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At the base of the sacred Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, President Javier Milei of Argentina appeared to be in a spiritual trance.
Vatican cardinal urges Europeans to remember own migratory roots ahead of European elections

Vatican cardinal urges Europeans to remember own migratory roots ahead of European elections

ROME (AP) — A top Vatican cardinal urged European voters Monday to remember their own migratory roots and show sympathy to people forced to flee their homes, days ahead of an election for the European Parliament in which migration is a big issue.

A Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy and attacked by a mob has died of injuries

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani Christian accused of blasphemy and attacked by a mob last month died of his injuries on Monday, a police official said.
Antisemitism anxiety at synagogues after week of attacks on Jewish institutions

Antisemitism anxiety at synagogues after week of attacks on Jewish institutions

Members of Canada's Jewish community expressed both anxiety and resolve on Saturday at Shabbat services held following a week of attacks targeting schools and religious institutions that have further stoked fears of rising antisemitism.
With strawberries and goats, a ‘farmastery’ reaches out to its neighbors

With strawberries and goats, a ‘farmastery’ reaches out to its neighbors

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (RNS) — On a warm, sunny morning in farm country , a group of 40 preschoolers and their parents fanned out across several rows of crops to pluck strawberries from beneath crowns of green leaves.
Rabbi says members of Vancouver synagogue were inside during arson attack

Rabbi says members of Vancouver synagogue were inside during arson attack

VANCOUVER — Rabbi Andrew Rosenblatt said people were inside Vancouver's Schara Tzedeck synagogue after services Thursday night when they heard a "bang" outside.
Remains of US missionaries killed by criminal gang members in Haiti returned to family

Remains of US missionaries killed by criminal gang members in Haiti returned to family

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The bodies of a young U.S. missionary couple killed by gang members in Haiti’s capital were returned to their family in Missouri on Friday.
6 injured in a knife attack in the German city of Mannheim. Police shot and wounded the assailant

6 injured in a knife attack in the German city of Mannheim. Police shot and wounded the assailant

BERLIN (AP) — A man stabbed several members of a group that describes itself as opposing “political Islam” on a central square in the German city of Mannheim on Friday, authorities said.