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Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the 2019 Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Annual Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills on Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Sacha Baron Cohen to star in animated comedy

The cartoon is based on classic Jewish stories

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Members of the band "Kalush Orchestra" pose onstage with the winner's trophy and Ukraine's flags after winning on behalf of Ukraine the Eurovision Song contest 2022 on May 14, 2022 at the Pala Alpitour venue in Turin, Italy.

Eurovision win lifts spirits in Ukraine amid Russian invasion

'We will do our best to welcome the participants and guests of Eurovision in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol'

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The Rock, the biggest white diamond ever to be sold at an auction, is guarded by a security member prior to the start of Christie's Magnificent Jewels sales in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 11, 2022.

Biggest white diamond ever auctioned fetches $21.9 million

The Rock set a new world record price per carat for a G-color diamond

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Irish singer-songwriter Bono (Paul David Hewson) and Taras Topolia (R), frontman of the Ukrainian band Antytila, perform at subway station in the center of Kyiv, Ukraine, on May 8, 2022.

Ukrainian band speaks on performing with U2’s Bono in Kyiv subway

'Definitely, we will get the victory, [it's] just a matter of time,' Topolia says

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Visitors are seen at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem on April 26, 2022, ahead of Israeli Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Fight against global antisemitism ‘is failing,’ report finds

Shavit calls for an 'unsparing examination of the efficacy of existing strategies' on countering hate

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London Symphony Orchestra rehearsing at LSO St Luke's in London, England, on August 27, 2020.

'Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra' to play in flagship BBC Proms

Russian musicians can also perform as long as they are not on record as supporting Putin's invasion of Ukraine

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The Congregation Beth Israel synagogue is seen on January 16, 2022 in Colleyville, Texas, US.

Jewish museum to display chair thrown at Texas synagogue gunman

Galperin says that the objects 'are symbolic of fundamental Jewish values'

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Rassemblement des Juifs en attente d’être déportés à Drancy, Paris, le 20 août 1941

Personal stories of deportation from the Holocaust in France

'For several years, Yad Vashem has been trying to extract individual stories from the masses'

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Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role at the Oscars on March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in California, the United States.

Will Smith resigns from film academy after Chris Rock slap

'I am committed to doing the work to ensure that I never again allow violence to overtake reason'

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'CODA' cast members Amy Forsyth, Daniel Durant, Eugenio Derbez, Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, and Troy Kotsur attend the 94th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on March 27, 2022 in California, US.

Deaf drama ‘CODA’ wins best picture at 94th Academy Awards

This marks the first best picture win for a streaming service at the Oscars

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A passerby rides his scooter past the Russia House Restaurant and Lounge in northwest Washington, March 1, 2022.

Russian-Americans face backlash over a war that isn’t theirs - and Jews can relate

‘We were boycotted and received threats by phone,’ explains one Russian business owner

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Journalist takes images of pictures of Anne Frank at the renovated Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on November 21, 2018.

Dutch publisher pulls book on Anne Frank's alleged betrayer

Dutch historians say that the book's 'accusation does not hold water'

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A child wears a pair of oversized glasses as Romania's Jewish community celebrates Purim at the Coral Temple synagogue in Bucharest, Romania, March 16, 2022.

Baby name revolution: From traditional to unique

'Popular just means well-liked. We are trying to express something individual'

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A general view of LEGO bricks seen at the Warner Bros. Pictures Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Lego Movie,' on February 1, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, US.

Retailer raises thousands in Ukraine aid with Zelensky LEGO bricks

Sales of the custom pieces allowed Citizen Brick to collect $16,540 for the people of Ukraine

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Dancers from Russia's Kremlin Ballet perform "Swan Lake" in Macedonia's capital Skopje, August 20, 2004.

Swan Lake TV broadcast signals turmoil in Russia

'Swan Lake has turned into a symbol of mourning for the broken dreams, sadness for lost opportunities'

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In this photo taken on April 30, 2020, the 102-meter Soviet-era steel WWII monument 'The Motherland' stands above the Dnipro River as part of the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Ukrainians fear a ‘cultural catastrophe’ amid invasion

'Cultural heritage has the power to unite us and is critical for achieving peace'

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A car parked between birch trees in a forest near Lipsk, Poland, November 15, 2021.

Jewish hiding places during Holocaust: Polish historian maps them out

Romik works 'to reveal what is not visible… and to restore to life the ghosts that dwell in our cities'

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This 1972 file photo shows Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n' Roll, during a performance.

Exploring the Jewish roots of Elvis Presley

'He’s like a kaleidoscope, there are so many aspects to his life,' Emily Frances tells i24NEWS

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A sculpture of writer Olaudah Equiano sits on display at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, England, November 24, 2019.

Instagram film ‘Equiano.Stories’ tells story of slavery

'This project goes back to Africa to show that [Africans] had a life before being enslaved'

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France's Culture Minister Roselyne Bachelot poses next to a spoiled oil painting by Gustav Klimt painted between in 1905 called"Rosebushes under the Trees," during a ceremony at the Orsay museum in Paris, France, March 15, 2021.

France approves returning 15 artworks stolen from Jews

Thousands of paintings by some of the world's most famous artists were looted or forcibly acquired during WWII

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Ivan Reitman attends the premiere of "Father Figures" at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, December 13, 2017.

'Ghostbusters' director Ivan Reitman dies at 75

Son of Hungarian Jews directed and produced many Hollywood comedy hits

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i24NEWS Culture Contributor Sami Israel at the i24NEWS studio in Jaffa, Israel, on February 10, 2022.

Disney+ orders series on protector of Anne Frank’s family

The series will be called 'A Small Light' after a famous quote from Miep Gies

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Women from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi participate in the world march of women in protest against Female Genital Mutilation in Nairobi, Kenya, October 13, 2015.

Female genital mutilation: A condemned practice

Female genital mutilation 'can lead to numerous complications - physical, psychological, and sexual'

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Picture taken on July 1, 2019 shows the so-called 'Tinder Swindler' Shimon Hayut, also known by the alias Simon Leviev, as he is expelled from the city of Athens, Greece.

Tinder Swindler: Story of Israeli conman a Netflix hit

The story of several women who fell in love with a conman who swindled them out of large sums of cash