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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...
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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...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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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...
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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 June 23
by JTA reports
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
From JTA reports Rhode Island approves anti-boycott legislation Rhode Island’s General Assembly approved legislation that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that engage in boy...
It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
by Lisa Keys, JTA
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
At Israeli confab, searching for ‘silver-bullet solutions’ to Europe’s migrant crisis
by Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, JNS.org
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Orlando and Tel Aviv shootings highlight American-Israeli dichotomy on guns
by Alex Traiman, JNS.org
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 88 88 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Slamming Muslim ban, Jewish Republicans still split on Trump
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Top officials put a Jewish stamp on the Rio Olympics
by Marcus Moraes, JTA
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 97 97 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Globe Briefs June 9
by JTA reports
Jun 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Israel takes anti-boycott fight to halls of United Nations
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Camps ‘cautious but calm’ on Zika
by Barbara Trainin Blank, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Pro-Israel heavyweights press hard for two states
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
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...