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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 | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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No experience necessary: Meet the Orthodox lawyer advising Trump on Israel
NEW YORK — If Donald Trump wins the White House, he’ll probably be the first U.S. president whose top adviser on Israel used to do guard duty at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank armed with an M...
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Pro-Israel, pro ‘peoplehood’ rabbis form new Reconstructionist group
The 2015 decision of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to ordain rabbis with non-Jewish partners was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” for Rabbi Carol Harris-Shapiro. “I formally left ...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 14
Austrian government writing law to seize Hitler’s birthplace The Austrian government reportedly is drafting a law that would transfer ownership of Adolf Hitler’s birthplace to the state. The owner ...
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Could ties with Muslim powerhouse Indonesia be Israel’s latest pivot east?
At a time when Israel is seeking to boost its ties with Arab and Muslim countries in order to counter the threats posed by Iran and terrorist groups, could the world’s largest Muslim country become...
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Humanitarian aid or political meddling? Israel, EU clash over Palestinian buildings
MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank — In a ramshackle village off a dirt road in the West Bank’s central hills, near an inhabited shack with a cloth roof and tin walls, stands an outhouse bearing a peeling sti...
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Who is Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner?
NEW YORK — Jared Kushner has many claims to fame. He’s married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner. He’s the scion of a philanthropy-minded Jewish family from New ...
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How Coca-Cola made processed food Passover friendly
In the 1930s, Rabbi Tobias Geffen of Atlanta began to investigate the hidden ingredients inside mass-produced foods and to evaluate whether those ingredients conflict with kosher laws. He set a pre...
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Shmura matzah for Passover: The real reason it’s so expensive
NEW YORK — It costs more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for Passover ritual use. Yet every y...
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The world’s largest seder — in Nepal — will go on, despite slow earthquake recovery
When the ground started to shake beneath Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz’s feet, he was praying near a doorway at the Chabad House of Kathmandu, where he lives with his wife, Chani, and their six children. L...
Apr 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Israel’s mikvahs, women claim verbal abuse and unwanted touching
JERUSALEM — Without warning, the ritual bath attendant pulled off Naava Shafner’s towel. She was standing, naked, in front of a woman she didn’t know. Then the attendant began interrogating her. Sh...
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Globe Briefs March 31
Printers at Princeton, other college campuses hacked with anti-Semitic message Printers at a half-dozen college campuses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were hacked with an anti-Semitic, racist f...
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From left to right, Israelis sour on ‘opportunist’ Donald Trump
TEL AVIV — He’s crude. He’s blunt. He’s inauthentic. He is not a man of peace. Left and right, religious and secular, Arab and Jew, Israelis don’t have many kind words for Donald Trump, the Republi...
Mar 30, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ayman Odeh brings his message of shared history — and destiny — to America
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Ayman Odeh travels the land of his heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, but prefers to deliver paeans to their inspiration not in their native English, but in Hebrew and Arabi...
David Bernstein, former David Project chief, tapped to head JCPA
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Hours after the announcement that he would be the next head of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and weeks before he starts work, David Bernstein was asked his first public affairs question: Wh...
New faces on campus: Half of today’s Jewish students are children of intermarriage
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Orwigsburg, in East-Central Pennsylvania, is a town of fewer than 3,000 people. Maggie Moss grew up there with her parents and two sisters. “We were one of the only Jewish families in ...
With Israeli-EU relations strained, Netanyahu looks toward Asia
by Ben Sales, JTA
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, sat kitty-corner in armchairs at this week’s international climate summit near Paris, talking and laughing. “We ...
Globe Briefs December 10
by JTA
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Women light Chanukah candles at Western Wall About 100 women gathered at the Western Wall to light Chanukah candles. Security guards permitted 20 women to enter with their menorahs but then attempt...
For Jimmy Carter’s chief of staff, being Jewish was a family secret
by Sarah Wildman, JTA
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Hamilton Jordan, President Jimmy Carter’s wunderkind adviser and chief of staff, discovered at age 20 that his family’s story wasn’t a straightforward Christian Southern experience. At the cemetery...
French-Israelis, reeling from attacks, relieved to be out
by Ben Sales, JTA
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — It was 2 a.m. when Illana Attali’s friend’s screams woke her. Her friend had just heard about the series of coordinated terror attacks on Paris — a wave of violence that would kill at le...
In wealthy Paris hamlet, some Jews reconsider their future
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Nov 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS — Babette and Sasha Bergman lead what many would consider a charmed life. Both Jewish high-tech professionals in their 30s — they met while working at Google’s European headquarters in Irelan...
Globe Briefs November 19
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Hillel chapter joins Amherst protest against alleged bias on campus The Amherst College chapter of Hillel joined more than 50 campus groups in a coalition demanding changes to create a more “inclus...
More than four decades on, Jewish dialogue with Orthodox Christians still fragile
by Gavin Rabinowitz, JTA
Nov 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
ATHENS, Greece — For two days, 38 leading Jewish and Orthodox Christian clerics and scholars sat in a hotel outside the Greek capital for a rare dialogue on relations between the two ancient faiths...