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After bombings, New Yorkers cop an Israeli attitude: ‘Stuff’ happens
TEL AVIV — “I heard the explosion, then I went to the deli.” In the hours after the bombings two weekends ago in New York and on the Jersey Shore, the phrase became an instant slogan for New Yorker...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bibi and Barack part amiably as chilly U.S.-Israel relations thaw
When President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met for what was likely to be the last time as leaders of their countries, the most important thing they said was “see you soon.” N...
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ADL’s Greenblatt embraces controversy, bemoans rancor in community
ADL national director Jonathan Greenblatt, coming off an inaugural year after the retirement of longtime leader Abraham Foxman, is not afraid to call the prime minister of Israel out in an internat...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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An ‘extreme pragmatist’ and ‘the most beloved man in Israel’
Shimon Peres, the last of the founding generation of Israel’s leaders and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, died Wednesday morning (Israel time) after a career in public service that spanned seven...
Sep 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Indian-American student becomes pro-Israel symbol for trying to stay neutral
When Milan Chatterjee arrived at UCLA’s law school in 2014, Middle East politics wasn’t one of his core interests. He describes himself as an Indian American interested in corporate law who has str...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 23
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...
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Obama’s $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It’s generous, but on his terms
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout e...
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Israel’s World Baseball Classic team expects to feel at home playing in Brooklyn
What is likely the strongest squad of Jewish players ever assembled figures to have a home-field advantage, too, as Team Israel aims to reach the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The club’...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 16
184 U.S. synagogues pledge to welcome, support refugees Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those see...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Chabad grows in Africa, hardy rabbis encounter crime and spirituality
Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street. Notik — a follower of the ...
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Donkey redemption a rare ritual in Judaism
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his first-born male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally prec...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’
JERUSALEM — Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States — even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli gover...
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Muslims look to Jewish example in campaigning for school days off
NEW YORK — When Jessica Abdelnabbi-Berrocal wanted her local public schools in Jersey City, N.J., to close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in September, she looked to her Jewish heritage. Th...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 9
by JTA reports
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
Defense minister: Israel to follow court order to demolish Amona settlement Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the Jewish state will raze the West Bank settlement of Amona by the Dec. 2...
Bernie Sanders’ new movement endorses candidates with a range of Israel views
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A Florida state senator caught up in a boycott-Israel controversy. A Wisconsin state representative who combated anti-Israel bias on his campus. The diversity of Israel-related outlook...
Why do Florida’s Orthodox Jews support Trump? Because they fear Clinton
by Ben Sales, JTA
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Rebecca Raab was shopping recently in a South Florida Costco, wearing the trademark Orthodox outfit of a long skirt and baseball cap, when an employee waved to her and said “Shalom! We’r...
Anti-immigrant and white supremacist, maybe. But is the alt-right anti-Semitic?
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Sep 07, 2016 | 2 2 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Can you go alt-right without going anti-Semitic? The movement that has emerged from conservatism — and in some ways has turned against it — appears to be nudging its way into the Ameri...
Once a prop for anti-Semites, the Talmud makes a comeback in Russia
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
A century ago, passages from the Talmud were translated into Russian to be used as evidence in the anti-Semitic show trial of Menahem Mendel Beilis, a Jew charged with — and eventually acquitted of...
How Paris public schools became no-go zones for Jews
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS — Twenty-five years after he graduated from a public high school in the French capital, Stephane Tayar recalls favorably his time in one of the world’s most thorough education systems. As for...
Globe Briefs September 2
by JTA Reports
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
13 Jewish graves vandalized in Northern Ireland Thirteen Jewish graves were damaged as headstones were smashed and knocked over at a municipal cemetery in West Belfast, Northern Ireland. Police wer...
How women are pushing Israel’s rabbis to loosen the chains of marriage
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
Court this month sentenced a Haredi Orthodox man to 30 days in jail for pressuring his son to withhold a divorce from his wife for more than a decade. By upholding a lower rabbinical court decision...
Hamas, natural gas and other good reasons Israel and Turkey should stick together
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Israel and Turkey ought to be friends, geopolitically speaking. As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan put it in January: “Israel needs a country like Turkey in this region. We, too,...
Globe Briefs August 25
by JTA reports
Aug 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
London mayor won’t support Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Party leader London Mayor Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim mayor of a European capital city, said he will not support Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour Par...