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Sephardic vogue, Argentine immigrants fuel rapid Jewish revival in Spain
ROTA, Spain — While setting up a synagogue at the American naval base where she works, Ahuvah (Amanda) Gipson made something of a bitter-sweet discovery. Rifling through a storage area at the spraw...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuba releases Jewish-American contractor amid spy swap
U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was imprisoned by the Cuban government for five years, returned home to Maryland Wednesday in what is being dubbed by many as a Chanukah miracle. Sen. Barbara Mikuls...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new Israeli elections, security issues returning to fore
TEL AVIV — This government was supposed to be different. During the last election campaign in 2012, Israelis seemed to tire of the existential issues that have plagued the country for decades. Bare...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton, at Saban Forum, endorses Obama’s Middle East policy
WASHINGTON — From the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace to nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Rodham Clinton is endorsing President Barack Obama’s Israel-related positions. Clinton, who was Obama’s...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Organization representing Israeli settlements reaches out to world Jewry, politicians
Israelis living in the West Bank have a new message to politicians and world Jewry: The two-state solution is no solution. Members of the Yesha Council, an umbrella organization that represents the...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 4
Australia’s capital gets first official rabbi to lead Jewish community The Jewish community in Australia’s capital inaugurated its first official full-time rabbi. Rabbi Alon Meltzer, 26, of New Zea...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu fires Lapid, Livni, moving Israel closer to early elections
TEL AVIV — For the second time in about two years, Israel appears to be headed toward elections. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a news conference Tuesday that he will support a b...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Montreal, Jews from France see a future for themselves
TORONTO — When Dan Charbit and his wife, Gaelle Hazan, moved to Montreal from Paris two summers ago, it was meant to be a temporary fix — a yearlong attempt for Charbit to reboot his stalled career...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 27
Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Israeli Cabinet Israel’s Cabinet passed a bill that would identify Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The measure, which has engendered c...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terror attacks killing Druze police spotlight united front with Israeli Jews
The Nov. 18 killing of Israeli Druze police officer Zidan Saif, who was the first officer to enter the scene of a Palestinian terror attack on worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, has led to an ou...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kosherfest, a mad dash to sample the ‘facon’
SECAUCUS, N.J. – Gefilte fish? Check. Pastrami? Check. Kosher-for-Passover anti-constipation pills? Edible spoons for bar mitzvah appetizers? A cholov Yisroel-certified alternative to the nutrition...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the Dutch, hiding Jews was an almost popular way to ‘fight back’
While there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, the title of Hans Keilson’s long-lost novella, “Comedy in a Minor Key,” seems appropriate, although as comedies go, this is certainly a dark one. “...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is she Jewish? Rabbinate says yes, Israel says no
TEL AVIV — In 2012, Anna Varsanyi was married in an Orthodox Jewish ceremony conducted through Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. Two years later, the Hungarian immigrant has made a life in Israel, settling...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Zak Kukoff trains 'ambassadors' to interact with autistic peers
by Suzanne Kurtz Sloan, JTA
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON  — Watching his cousin suffer both socially and academically from the effects of autism inspired Zak Kukoff at an early age to help other children diagnosed with the condition. “I could ...
Eric Cantor headed for primary defeat
Jun 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and the most senior Jewish official in government, was headed for defeat by a Tea Party primary...
20 years after Rebbe’s death, Jewish movements increasingly emulate Chabad
by Maayan Jaffe/JNS.org
Jun 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Many questions surrounded the future of the Chabad-Lubavitch branch of Hasidism after the death of its seventh and final leader — “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson—on June 12, 1994. Sch...
On pope’s trip to Israel, rabbi and sheik will be traveling companions
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME – With a rabbi and a Muslim sheik as his travel companions, Pope Francis is heading to the Middle East with what he hopes will be a powerful message of interfaith respect. It will be the first...
ADL anti-Semitism study is historically large, but how accurate?
by Dmitriy Shapiro
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
While there seems to be no argument on the size of the Anti-Defamation League’s newly published study on anti-Semitism, concerns have arisen about the accuracy of the survey’s findings on certain c...
In L.A., children of Holocaust survivors say ‘Never Again’ — with guns
by Anthony Weiss
May 21, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — It’s a sunny morning in Southern California, and Lea Rosenfeld, a soft-spoken, bespectacled woman who looks like a Jewish grandmother, squares her feet, faces her target and squeezes ...
An Israeli Olympic equestrian? Danielle Goldstein aims for Rio Games
by Ben Sales/JTA
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
YAGUR, Israel — The crowd was sparse and admission was free. Pop music from 10 years ago blared from loudspeakers. A few families sat on bleachers near the athletes, who hopped over a low fence whe...
Globe Briefs
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Hadassah hospital recovery plan calls for cuts, bailout TEL AVIV — A recovery plan for Jerusalem’s bankrupt Hadassah Medical Organization calls for an additional $869 million in funding and cuts to...
JTA: 92Y chooses non-Jewish leader. Is that a problem?
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When the 92nd Street Y announced last week that it had hired a new executive director, Crain’s New York Business went with an eye-catching headline. “It’s a goy! 92nd St. Y picks first n...
New pluralistic military siddur will make the rounds on Memorial Day weekend
by Debra Rubin/JNS.org
May 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Shabbat of Memorial Day weekend later this month will mark a first in American Jewish life: Three New York City congregations representing the three major U.S. Jewish movements will daven from ...