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Israeli rabbinate ‘blacklisting’ American rabbis
Some 160 rabbis, including several prominent American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish ident...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fed-up Reform leaders are thinking twice about their donations to Israel
NEW YORK — Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting...
Jul 13, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Gaza’s electricity crisis could spell trouble for Israel
JERUSALEM — An internal Palestinian dispute has left Gaza’s nearly 2 million Palestinian residents dangerously vulnerable to a heat wave, but Israel could get burned, too. The West Bank Palestinian...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Here’s why Israel and India’s leaders couldn’t get enough of each other
WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of ...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was smitten....
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 7
Jewish couple marries on Temple Mount despite ban An Israeli couple married on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem despite rules prohibiting Jews from carrying out religious rituals at Judaism’s holiest ...
Jul 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
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The West Bank’s world-class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements
PSAGOT, West Bank — Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a coin dat...
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Netanyahu defends suspending the Western Wall agreement
American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minis...
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This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition
AMSTERDAM — Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecu...
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How these teachers learned to teach the Holocaust
NEW YORK — When Megan Corbin was in school, she learned about the Holocaust as an optimistic story. Her grade school, she said, “highlighted Anne Frank as the voice of hope, and that really wasn’t ...
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After Jerusalem attack, US experts warn Islamic State may be coming to Israel
JERUSALEM — When the Islamic State claimed credit for an attack on Israeli soil for the first time and vowed to strike again, the response here was not fear but incredulity. Israeli officials gener...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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British Jewry feels left behind amid the election turmoil
Nearly 50 years after she left her native South Africa for Britain to escape apartheid, Sharon Klaff again is finding herself unable to imagine a future for her family in her country and society be...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
by Ben Sales, JTA
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 117 117 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
HIAS looks to rally in red states
by Justin Katz, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Rallies in solidarity with refugees and immigrants should start happening in front of less-than-friendly faces, said Mark Hetfield. “What we need to do is move this call to action from...
Globe Briefs April 7
by JTA reports
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
White House: US understands construction of new Israeli settlement White House officials appeared to show understanding of the Israeli government’s decision to build a new settlement in the West Ba...
This Canadian model is a comedy sensation in Israel
by Andrew Tobin, JTA
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country for her comedic commentary on Israeli culture. Millions wat...
When politics get in the way of Jewish giving
by Ben Sales, JTA
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Lisa Greer didn’t think twice when she used her cellphone to donate to IfNotNow, a Jewish organization that protests Israel’s West Bank occupation. Greer and her husband, Joshua, had giv...
AIPAC goes back to the basics
by George Altshuler, David Holzel, Hanna Monicken and Dan Schere, Special to The Chronicle
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 146 146 recommendations | email to a friend
For the 18,000 Israel supporters who came to Washington, D.C., last week, the AIPAC Policy Conference was like a family reunion or a gathering of old friends, where everyone sticks to comfortable t...
Globe Briefs March 31
by JTA reports
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel Police arrest 22 Haredi Orthodox men accused of sex crimes Police arrested 22 Haredi Orthodox men in four Israeli cities who are suspected of sex crimes against women and minors over the pas...
Preparing for Passover in Ukraine’s last shtetl
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 31, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 153 153 recommendations | email to a friend
BERSHAD, Ukraine — At first glance, this drab town 160 miles south of Kiev seems nearly identical to the settlements that dot the poverty-stricken district of Vinnitsa. Shrouded in a seemingly perm...