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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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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Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinian negotiators resign from talks
by JNS.org
Nov 13, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Palestinian negotiators have resigned over the lack of progress in Israeli-Palestinian conflict talks. Abbas said in an interview on Egypt’s CBC t...
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 | 32 32 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 | 33 33 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 | 32 32 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 | 45 45 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 | 43 43 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...