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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 | 3 3 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...
Sep 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 5 5 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 | 10 10 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 ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 10 10 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 | 11 11 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...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs March 24
by JTA reports
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish group on Brussels attacks: ‘Shots at the heart of Europe’ Jewish groups expressed shock and anger following a series of attacks that left at least 34 dead in the Belgian capital. Kenneth Ban...
Battling Zika, Brazil’s Jews turn to bug repellent and indoor activities
by Marcus Moraes, JTA
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO — Despite recent summer temperatures here topping out at 42 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit), Milena Rozenbrah has become accustomed recently to dressing in pants and long sleeves wh...
From Poland, Jewish Community thrives in Costa Rica
by Simone Shapiro, Chronicle Correspondent
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s a familiar story: Times are tough in Eastern Europe. The father makes his way across the ocean to America to try to build a better life for his family. He establishes himself, sends for the wi...
The Jewish translator behind Elena Ferrante — and Primo Levi
by Erica Brody, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It was back in the fall, at an event at BookCourt in Brooklyn, when translator Ann Goldstein was first asked for her autograph by an eager reader. Goldstein was caught by surprise. After...
Globe Briefs March 17
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Bill restricting non-Orthodox mikvah use in Israel advances A bill that would bar Conservative and Reform conversions from taking place at public ritual baths in Israel passed an initial Cabinet co...
Non-Jewish activists link arms with Hungarian Jews in ‘symbols war’
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
Hungarian officials likely anticipated some Jewish opposition to their decision to erect a monument in Budapest to a Holocaust-era lawmaker who promoted anti-Semitic legislation. What they probably...
In Flint crisis, Jews pitching in with corned beef, Dr. Brown’s — and water
by David Stanley, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 103 103 recommendations | email to a friend
FLINT, Mich. — At 86, Jeanne Aaronson is blind and lives alone, but she has seen a lot over the years. She lived in Flint when it was a manufacturing powerhouse, a center of the automotive business...
To understand the American Jews who support Trump, read this
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — America’s political system is broken, and the last thing the country needs is another career politician at the helm. With money more than ever a corrupting influence in politics, the Whi...
Should we get hammered on Purim — and Election Day?
by Edmon J. Rodman, Special to The Chronicle
Mar 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
Purim parties are just around the corner — as is the presidential election. This got me thinking: What does the holiday’s operative phrase, “ad lo yada,” “until one no longer knows,” really mean? T...
Globe Briefs March 10
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Rally for Robert Levinson urges US-Iran cooperation for his release The family of  Robert Levinson, a Jewish-American who disappeared from Iran in 2007, held a rally calling on the United States an...