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A French Jew’s killing provides a test for the new Macron administration
Before he threw Sarah Halimi to her death from a window of her third-story apartment in Paris, 27-year-old Kobili Traore called his Jewish neighbor “Satan” and cried out for Allah. These and other ...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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80 percent of Reform rabbis are Democrats, most of any other clergy
NEW YORK — The vast majority of Reform and Conservative rabbis affiliate as Democrats, according to a new study. The study, published Sunday by Yale University, found that more than 80 percent of R...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Arab transgender beauty queen opens up about her story
WASHINGTON — The Israeli Embassy marked LGBT Pride Month with a reception for Jewish and Israeli activists and leaders. About 100 people attended the event, which featured an address by Talleen Abu...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discovery of hidden text prompts new approach to biblical digs in Israel
The recent discovery of a previously invisible inscription on the back of an ancient pottery shard, that was on display at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum for over 50 years, has prompted Tel Aviv Univers...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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This dating site connects Jews of Middle Eastern descent
NEW YORK — These days, there’s a dating site or app for just about any group you can imagine, from men with beards (and their admirers) to a farmers-only site. There’s even an app that matches peop...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish leaders deny pro-Israel pressure led California university to cancel faculty hire
A professor at a central California university says pro-Israel groups pressured the school to disband a search committee for a Middle East studies professor. But local Jewish leaders cast doubt on ...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe
BERLIN — It’s a drizzly Saturday morning in May. Some 160 young Jews, mostly European and ranging from Orthodox to secular, have come to the Hotel Berlin to talk about everything under the sun. Wel...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel braces for its latest battlefront: the sea
Amid a quiet yet massive arms race between Israel and Hezbollah, both sides are preparing for the possibility of a war branching out to sea.   The new reality for Israel’s navy is that Hezbollah an...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government is right wing, but it’s taking climate change seriously
One of Israel’s strongest condemnations of Donald Trump wasn’t about the peace process. It didn’t concern Trump’s broken promise to relocate the U.S. Embassy, or his reported leak of Israeli intell...
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Kirk Douglas: How the 100-year-old found true love
LOS ANGELES — When movie star Kirk Douglas married Anne Buydens in Las Vegas, the justice of the peace asked Anne to raise her hand and repeat after him, “I take thee, Kirk, for my lawful husband.”...
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An Israeli’s alphabet combines Hebrew and Arabic to promote understanding
TEL AVIV — Middle East peace may remain out of reach, but at least the Hebrew and Arabic languages have found a compromise. Israeli typography designer Liron Lavi Turkenich has created a stylized w...
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How the Six-Day War changed American Jews
NEW YORK — On the morning of June 5, 1967, as Arab armies and Israel clashed following weeks of tension, Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg sat anxious amid his congregants at daily prayers — fearful th...
Jun 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 26
Prominent Connecticut rabbi ordered to pay $20M to former student The founding rabbi of a Connecticut yeshiva must pay $20 million to a man who claims the rabbi raped and sexually molested him hund...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alan Gross’ trial in Cuba ends
by JTA
Mar 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The trial of Jewish U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, jailed in Cuba for over a year, has ended, with a verdict expected in the coming days. Gross' trial for allegedly perpetrating "acts again...
FSU Jewish women take women's case to U.N., D.C.
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Mar 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When Elena Kalnitskaya of Ukraine talked about her organization’s women’s empowerment projects at a United Nations conference last week, she was presenting the face of social progress in her countr...
Goldstone defends Gaza report, Israel’s right to self-defense in Berkeley talk
by Dan Pine
J Weekly
Mar 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
BERKELEY, Calif. — In a recent speech at Berkeley on international law and human rights, Judge Richard Goldstone, author of the controversial United Nations report on the 2009 Israel-Hamas war in G...
Centrist voices at conference few and far between
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Mar 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The detractors of J Street, the “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobbying organization, like to portray the organization’s leader, Jeremy Ben-Ami, as so far to the left of mainstream American J...
Iran protests Olympic logo
by JTA
Mar 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran is protesting the logo for the 2012 Olympic Games, saying it spells the word "Zion." Mohammad Aliabadi, head of Iran's National Olympic Committee, accused the British Olympic organizers of "ra...
Obama: Israelis should soul-search about seriousness on peace
by Ben Harris
JTA
Mar 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – President Obama reportedly urged Jewish communal leaders to speak to their friends and colleagues in Israel and to “search your souls” over Israel's seriousness about making peace. In an...
New mall in Caracas provides a safe haven for Jews
by Jasmina Kelemen
JTA
Mar 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Six teenagers sit laughing around barely touched platters of hamburgers and fries on a recent Friday afternoon, oblivious to the deli manager’s harried attempts to close out t...
Orthodox grapple with ubiquity of Internet
by Ben Harris
JTA
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- For Josh, a Brooklyn computer technician who deals almost exclusively with a haredi Orthodox clientele, it was quite the conundrum: A man brings his computer to be cleaned of a virus th...
Peace Corps at 50 draws volunteers over 50
by Leslie Berliant
L.A. Jewish Journal
Feb 27, 2011 | 9 9 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Lillian Mizrahi is not your typical Peace Corps volunteer. A Jewish woman from the Bronx who is now 69 years old, Mizrahi first considered joining 40 years ago, when she moved to Los...
Booming housing market in Israel stokes fears of bubble
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Feb 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- Soon after Leora’s second child was born and she and her husband began looking for a larger home, Israel's new real estate reality smacked them in the face. Though the couple had bought...