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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The final divorce? For Ramallah’s ma in The Hague, ICC plan is reluctant duty
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those an...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Referendum stalemate: Court appeal for N.Y. election may stall vote for months, years
All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified two weeks ago by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election ...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Encounters with Rabbi Freundel leave many questions unanswered
Bethany Mandel was raised in an interfaith family with a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. As an adult, she found herself increasingly tugged by her Jewish roots. In her search for identity, s...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100
JERUSALEM — Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing humanitarian relief to Jews around the globe, ha...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid drought, Jewish groups push conservation agenda
LOS ANGELES — Devorah Brous’ San Fernando Valley home is shaded by green trees, studded with 19 fruit trees and patrolled by a pair of affable chickens that strut around the backyard. But at the mo...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tensions rise in eastern Jerusalem neighborhood after 200 Jews move in
JERUSALEM — Jewish- and Arab-Israeli residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan disagree on whether the neighborhood is historically Jewish or Arab. They disagree about whether Israeli Jews ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli teens' suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF
JERUSALEM -- The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them. Marwan Kawasme and...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rick Perry speaks about his indictment
Proudly flaunting the list of liberal pundits who have criticized his recent indictment on two felony charges, Rick Perry, the staunchly pro-Israel Texas governor and likely GOP presidential candid...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hamas executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers
Hamas has executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers during the past couple of weeks over fears that they could pass along information to Israel, according to the Israel news site Mako , citing a sou...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Counterattack: Israel’s information PR blitz is finding its mark
Israel has been taking its licks in the international arena since it launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza on July 8. But criticism of Israel was actually worse during Israel’s l...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increasingly, Israel’s critics blame the Jews
Set back from a main street on one side and obscured by trees and shrubs on another, it’s easy to miss Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue in a residential North Miami Beach neighborhood. “We don...
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The images missing from the Gaza war
There's no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict. We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneuvers and Israeli army footage of H...
Aug 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Archives
Federation GA in Israel: A ‘global Jewish shuk’
by Judy Lash Balint, JNS.org
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Several halls of Jerusalem’s International Congress Center were filled with booths representing the best of Israeli innovations as the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) held it...
Hillel at 90: The Jewish campus umbrella’s past, present, and future
by Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org
Nov 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
When recent rabbinical school graduate Rabbi Benjamin Frankel began a part-time clerical position in 1923 working with students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), little coul...
Jewish state’s latest Nobel laureate in chemistry on understanding how enzymes work
by Alina Dain Sharon, JNS.org
Nov 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
What is behind Israel’s recent string of Nobel Prize winners? It could be that Israelis have a practical way of thinking and strong strategies for solving difficult problems, says Arieh Warshel, wh...
Israel recognizes two gay men as child’s biological father
by JNS.org
Sep 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
In a precedent-setting move, Israel’s Interior Ministry has recognized two men as the biological father of a baby boy. The baby is the son of Yuval Topper-Erez, a transgender male who gave birth in...
Israelis, Palestinians draft model peace treaty on Jerusalem street
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Sep 16, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli and Arab negotiators take note: The people are trying their hands at peace making. Just ask the 20 Israelis and Palestinians who recently convened on King George Street in Jerusalem to sign...




Israeli government releases plan for temporary egalitarian space at Western Wall
by JNS.org
Aug 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
The Israeli government released a plan Sunday to oversee the development of a new, temporary egalitarian space at the Western Wall in Jerusalem to be called the “Israeli section” or “Israeli extens...



Eilat ‘will never enjoy security,’ Palestinian terrorist group says after rocket attack
by Ronit Zilberstein, Lilach Shoval and Israel Hayom/JNS.org
Aug 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
Hours after a Grad rocket was intercepted by an Israeli Iron Dome battery in the southern city of Eilat for the first time, a Salafi Palestinian terror organization claimed responsibility for the a...
Kerry: All issues on the table as peace talks resume
by Lee Chottiner, Executive Editor
Jul 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed that all “final status and “core” issues in the just- resumed Middle East peace process are on the table and subject to negotiation, U.S. Secretary f...
Russian President Putin to visit Iran in August
by Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org
Jul 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning to visit Tehran next month in an attempt to restart talks over Iran's nuclear program, Russian media reported. The visit is reportedly scheduled for eit...
Invented to-do list for sale on eBay sends message about sale of Schindler’s list
by Toby Tabachnick, Staff Writer
Jul 24, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
By now, most people are aware that one of Oskar Schindler’s original lists of Jews whom he would ultimately save from the concentration camps is being auctioned on eBay for a minimum bid of $3 mill...