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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Israeli confab, searching for ‘silver-bullet solutions’ to Europe’s migrant crisis
The influx of migrants and refugees into Europe has presented that continent’s leaders and policymakers with some of their greatest current challenges. Those challenges “defy silver-bullet solution...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orlando and Tel Aviv shootings highlight American-Israeli dichotomy on guns
In a span of less than a week, deadly shooting sprees at the hands of gunmen associated with terror movements rocked Orlando and Tel Aviv. In America, the deadliest mass-murder attack since Sept. 1...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slamming Muslim ban, Jewish Republicans still split on Trump
NEW YORK — Jewish Republicans are criticizing Donald Trump for his renewed call to ban Muslim immigration, although few of his Jewish supporters seem to be reconsidering their endorsement of the pr...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top officials put a Jewish stamp on the Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories when the competition gets underw...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 9
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order against BDS New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. The order signed Sund...
Jun 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel takes anti-boycott fight to halls of United Nations
UNITED NATIONS — It was an incongruous sight: The U.N. General Assembly hall filled to capacity with 1,500 cheering people waving miniature Israeli flags and singing “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national a...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Camps ‘cautious but calm’ on Zika
WASHINGTON — As summer approaches — and with mosquito season already underway — area camps are adding a possible concern to the usual ones of sunburn and swimming mishaps. That’s the Zika virus, de...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Israel heavyweights press hard for two states
WASHINGTON — In a rare and sharp split with Israeli government policy, a group of Jewish community leaders want to get a proposal for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the...
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 2
London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism Newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan endorsed a pledge co-signed by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dems’ platform panel has Israel critics, friends
The Democratic Party platform-drafting committee is top-heavy with veterans of political battles over Israel — some friendly, some critical, and including at least one major backer of the boycott, ...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sense of siege in Kiryas Joel amid FBI raids and scrutiny of yeshivas
NEW YORK — Even before FBI investigators descended last week on the Satmar Chasidic village of Kiryas Joel, there was a growing sense in this insular community that it and its unique way of life we...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 26
Austrian far-right pol’s narrow loss in presidential runoff provides wake-up call, Jewish groups say European Jewish groups reacted with relief to the victory by a left-wing politician over a far-r...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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J Street popping up in a role traditionally played by NJDC
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — When Republican Jewish Coalition executive director Matt Brooks takes the stage in Las Vegas next week to debate foreign affairs, his opponent will not be a heavyweight from the Nation...
Why Israel is a pilgrimage site for birds — and birdwatchers
by Ben Sales, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
HULA VALLEY, Israel — Thousands of cranes sit in pairs in a field here, their outlines approaching the horizon. Then, all at once, they take flight, a cloud of black-and-white feathers filling the ...
Obama weighs in on BDS settlement fight — but battle likely won’t end there
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The controversy over whether laws protecting Israel from boycotts should include West Bank settlements found its way into a presidential signing statement this week, but President Bara...
Globe Briefs March 3
by JTA reports
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
ADL to provide Trump, presidential candidates info on extremists The Anti-Defamation League said it will provide all presidential candidates with information on extremists and hate groups following...
Using Facebook, Dutch thrift store brings closure to painful Holocaust story
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
AMSTERDAM — Two months before they were deported from the Netherlands to Auschwitz, Louis Barzelay and Flora Snatager invited a few guests to their wedding in Amsterdam. Instead of the yellow star ...
Will GOP Jews go for Trump?
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
If Donald Trump picks up steam as the Republican front-runner coming out of Super Tuesday, Republican Jews will be wondering if they can cast their ballots for a businessman-celebrity whose no-hold...
What’s behind the dark charisma of ‘Son of Saul’ star Geza Rohrig?
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN — When the Hungarian-Jewish poet Geza Rohrig agreed to play the lead role in the Oscar-nominated Holocaust drama “Son of Saul,” he knew he was taking on a daunting challenge. With very littl...
Globe Briefs February 25
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
IDF releases attack-warning app The Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command has released a mobile application to warn Israelis of local security threats. The application, detailed in a call with r...
Disability advocates focus on jobs, caregivers in Congress visit
by Suzanne Pollak, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — About 130 Jewish activists descended on Capitol Hill on Feb. 10 to lobby for measures to help people who are disabled and their caregivers. Sponsored by the Jewish Federations of North...
New book prompts soul searching in Lithuania about Holocaust-era complicity
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Feb 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
As the author of a best-seller that deals with female sexuality after 50, the Lithuanian novelist Ruta Vanagaite is used to embarrassing questions from journalists about her private life. But even ...