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Globe Briefs December 2
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
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Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...
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Top U.S. firefighters ‘dropped everything’ to help Israel battle the blazes
TEL AVIV — Call them Israel’s American volunteer fire brigade. Dozens of firefighters from across the United States put their lives on hold — leaving behind jobs and families — to help subdue the w...
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In Madagascar, ‘world’s newest Jewish community’ seeks to establish itself
Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a strictly kosher meal, Shabbat services and weekly learning programs. The Jewis...
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Chabad-Lubavitch makes it 50 with South Dakota
In a vast banquet hall at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal Pier 8 in New York, more than 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, lay leaders and supporters gathered on Sunday night for the culminating event...
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‘Radical’ yeshiva finds Talmud study engaging multitudes of millennials
While Jewish organizations across the nation are scratching their collective heads trying to come up with social events and tikkun olam projects to engage millennials, a queer Conservative rabbi in...
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Globe Briefs November 25
Canadian prime minister denounces anti-Semitic vandalism in Ottawa Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada condemned three anti-Semitic acts of vandalism that occurred in Ottawa. The city’s hate cr...
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At first Jewish Comic Con, artists and geeks revel in tradition
NEW YORK — After Brett Parker’s great-grandfather fled the pogroms in Europe and came to the United States, he opened a drug store where he sold comic books. Each week he would give his grandson, P...
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Parve Nutella and other must-try new kosher foods
SECAUCUS, N.J. — At Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, Yiddish and Hebrew is heard alongside English. Some 6,000 kosher food insiders packed the massive hall, chatting, networking a...
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In post-coup Turkey, Jews plan their future abroad
ISTANBUL — At a chic café overlooking the Bosphorus, two Turkish Jewish women are discussing their plans to emigrate when the call to Friday prayers blasts from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque....
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Israelis still lining up to visit Trump’s America
TEL AVIV — Donald Trump’s surprising win may have spurred increased chatter among some Americans — Jews among them — about moving to Canada. But for Israelis, at least, the U.S. hasn’t lost its lus...
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Bannon appointment a dilemma for Jewish groups seeking access to Trump
WASHINGTON — Offer an open hand or a closed fist — or maybe both. Name names. Don’t name names, hint. Quietly adjust wording. Welcome to the second week of the World of Trump, Jewish organizational...
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Globe Briefs November 18
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her opera debut Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared on stage in an opera performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ginsbur...
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Globe Briefs June 23
by JTA reports
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
From JTA reports Rhode Island approves anti-boycott legislation Rhode Island’s General Assembly approved legislation that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that engage in boy...
It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
by Lisa Keys, JTA
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
At Israeli confab, searching for ‘silver-bullet solutions’ to Europe’s migrant crisis
by Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman, JNS.org
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
The influx of migrants and refugees into Europe has presented that continent’s leaders and policymakers with some of their greatest current challenges. Those challenges “defy silver-bullet solution...
Orlando and Tel Aviv shootings highlight American-Israeli dichotomy on guns
by Alex Traiman, JNS.org
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 148 148 recommendations | email to a friend
In a span of less than a week, deadly shooting sprees at the hands of gunmen associated with terror movements rocked Orlando and Tel Aviv. In America, the deadliest mass-murder attack since Sept. 1...
Slamming Muslim ban, Jewish Republicans still split on Trump
by Ben Sales, JTA
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 158 158 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Jewish Republicans are criticizing Donald Trump for his renewed call to ban Muslim immigration, although few of his Jewish supporters seem to be reconsidering their endorsement of the pr...
Top officials put a Jewish stamp on the Rio Olympics
by Marcus Moraes, JTA
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 156 156 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories when the competition gets underw...
Globe Briefs June 9
by JTA reports
Jun 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order against BDS New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. The order signed Sund...
Israel takes anti-boycott fight to halls of United Nations
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
UNITED NATIONS — It was an incongruous sight: The U.N. General Assembly hall filled to capacity with 1,500 cheering people waving miniature Israeli flags and singing “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national a...
Camps ‘cautious but calm’ on Zika
by Barbara Trainin Blank, Special to The Chronicle
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 160 160 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — As summer approaches — and with mosquito season already underway — area camps are adding a possible concern to the usual ones of sunburn and swimming mishaps. That’s the Zika virus, de...
Pro-Israel heavyweights press hard for two states
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 167 167 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — In a rare and sharp split with Israeli government policy, a group of Jewish community leaders want to get a proposal for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the...