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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 | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism charges stir the calm waters of bucolic Oxford
OXFORD, England — For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene. On a recent Friday night, dozens of recognizably Jewish fami...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New hard-line defense minister said to join Israeli government in surprise turn to right
TEL AVIV — The unity government was about to form: Likud and Labor, right and left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Then, according to media reports, N...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brazil’s Jews are scaling back on their kids’ birthday extravaganzas
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mini roller-coasters, Ferris wheels, monorails and zip lines are just some of the over-the-top attractions featured at birthday parties for Rio’s privileged under-10 set — includin...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the 2016 election is upending pro-Israel orthodoxies
WASHINGTON — When it comes to Israel, Democrats and Republicans simply do not see eye to eye, and for all their love of Zion, evangelicals will turn out for a candidate who is less than 100 percent...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography
“Rabin in his Own Words,” which opened on Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The aptly ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 12
Steve Gutow named senior political adviser for J Street arm Rabbi Steve Gutow, a longtime Jewish communal activist who guided the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for a decade, will serve as a sen...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy advisers are exactly who you’d expect them to be — which is now rare
WASHINGTON — It’s the season of the unconventional foreign policy adviser: Donald Trump takes advice from his son-in-law and real estate attorney, and Bernie Sanders cites folks who didn’t know the...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue condos: If you lived here, you could be praying by now
NEW YORK — If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue. The ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court. James ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
Desalination innovation infiltrates Israel’s economy Even as one of the world’s smallest countries, Israel is in its second decade of progress toward tackling one of the world’s largest problems: w...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
MIAMI — After 30 years as a cantor, Mark Kula, who spent more than two decades at a Miami-area Conservative synagogue, became a rabbi. To make this happen, Kula didn’t have to withdraw from his lon...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 28
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Record number of Jewish teens gather for BBYO International Convention
by Daniel Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
BALTIMORE — More than 2,400 Jewish teens gathered at this city’s downtown Hilton and convention center late last week and into Monday for BBYO’s annual International Convention for an international...
‘Son of Saul’: For Claims Conference, Oscar nominee was a big gamble
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN — Set amid a 1944 prisoner uprising at Auschwitz, “Son of Saul” stood out as a long shot when its producers first applied for funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Ge...
State representative honored for work on school choice
by Marissa Stern, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Jim Christiana (R-District 15) was recently honored with the Pennsylvania School Choice Champion Award during National School Choice Week in Lancaster, Pa. The award, presented by PA CAP...
Years after raid, Postville, Iowa’s Jewish community is smaller, more self-reliant
by Josh Tapper, JTA
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
POSTVILLE, Iowa — On a frigid evening late last month, Aron Schimmel, the Chabad emissary here, sat in a deli at the back of the glatt kosher supermarket sipping from a can of Israeli mango juice. ...
Ezra Nawi’s arrest after undercover sting enrages right and left alike
by Ben Sales, JTA
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The footage, aired on a respected Israeli news show, appeared damning: a left-wing activist, driving through the West Bank, casually describing how he has turned Palestinian real estate ...
Globe Briefs February 4
by JTA reports
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jerusalem grand mufti condemns Western Wall agreement The grand mufti of Jerusalem has condemned the agreement approved by Israel’s Cabinet to establish an egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wa...
Meet the Israeli composer of Indian Muslim music who collaborates with Radiohead’s guitarist
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
For most musicians working in the underappreciated genre of world music, recording an album with Jonny Greenwood, the guitarist of the famed English rock band Radiohead, would be something of a pip...
Day school groups plan merger: New national organization to speak for 375 day schools
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Regional day school heads are expressing support for a merger of five North American Jewish day school organizations. Those groups represent more than 375 schools from across the denominational spe...
The country’s tastiest chicken will soon be kosher
by By Victor Wishna JTA
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
LINDSBORG, Kan. — Thousands of birds strutted around like rambunctious kids at recess — six varieties of turkey and nearly 40 breeds of chicken, duck and geese. As soon as a stranger stepped into t...
French Jews, struggling to find work in Israel, consider going home
by By Cnaan Liphshiz JTA
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
RAANANA, Israel — Before she traded her native France for Israel, Catherine Berdah ran a successful drug store in an affluent suburb on the eastern edge of Paris. A 50-year-old pharmacist with a ma...