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The historical origins of Kanye West's inflammatory comment, 'Black people are actually Jew[s]'

(JTA) — In 1892, an Oklahoma preacher born into slavery received a series of divine revelations that compelled him to launch a new church and, with it, a new religious movement in the United States: Black Israelism, better known as the Black...


Why do the Utah Jazz, in the Mormon capital, play 'Hava Nagila' after wins?

(JTA) - A few years ago, Rachel Picado attended a Utah Jazz game in Salt Lake City with Israeli diplomat Eitan Na'eh, who was visiting from Los Angeles. During the closing seconds of the game, which t...


Dungeons & Dragons has united a diverse group of rabbis - but their commitment to social justice has faced a challenge

(JTA) - The adventurers arrived at Morgur's Mound, an archaeological site ringed with dragon bones. There they stumbled upon some treasure: a fire giant's gold-plated tooth. They grabbed the tooth...


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