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Jewish Republican donors not yet committed to growing list of potential GOP presidential candidates
Even with the contours of the 2016 Republican presidential primary race finally taking shape, Jewish donors largely remain uncommitted on the two latest contenders — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt ...
Jan 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nisman mystery: Hezbollah, Argentine gov’t fingered in death of AMIA prosecutor
The mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman seems ripped straight out of a crime thriller. Nisman — the indefatigable prosecutor collecting evidence of culpability in the 1994 bombi...
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London Jewish community heightens already tight security after Paris attacks
LONDON — Guards, CCTV, locked gates, 24-hour surveillance: These are only some of the security measures that Jewish schools, community centers and synagogues in the United Kingdom and Europe have i...
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Israeli left resurgent as campaign rhetoric escalates ahead of March elections
TEL AVIV — Stav Shaffir was angry. The 29-year-old firebrand is known for her outbursts, which have gotten her kicked out of multiple Knesset hearings in the past year. But when she rose in the Kne...
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From MSG stands to NHL throne, hockey always king for Gary Bettman
In the late 1960s, Gary Bettman would finish classes at his Queens high school, take the subway to Madison Square Garden and whip out his student ID card to land a ticket for 50 cents to a New York...
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Sanctions bill founders again on Obama veto threat
WASHINGTON — For the second year running, a bid to pass a bill intensifying sanctions against Iran appears to be foundering on threat of a presidential veto. In his State of the Union address Jan. ...
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For families bereaved by Gaza war, ‘lonely journey’ is still in its early stages
“There isn’t a day that I don’t think about him. That I don’t think of my pain and the pain of the others whose children were killed. It is not easy,” said Shosh Goldmacher, whose son, Nadav, a 23-...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Soul food: Aspiring haredi cooks train for restaurant jobs
JERUSALEM — Five haredi Orthodox men are standing around a large wooden table crowded with bowls of chopped tomato, garlic, carrots and greens, their ritual fringes poking out from under their apro...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Money, influence at stake in U.S. Zionist elections
WASHINGTON — One day last week, Alyssa Gabay opened her laptop on her kitchen table, and with a few clicks cast her vote in an international Jewish election that could influence how millions of dol...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rising star: Schiff surges to key congressional post
Although Democrats no longer hold the majority in the House of Representatives, one Jewish lawmaker’s clout is rising. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is now the ranking member — the top Democrat — of ...
Jan 21, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oil spill heightens sense of urgency at Israeli conference on green energy
The worst oil spill in Israel’s history was the unplanned backdrop for a recent international conference on green energy held in Eilat, the country’s southernmost city. A busy port and popular reso...
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid $6M deficit, Detroit-area JCC may close
Amid persistent budget deficits, the Jewish community center building in the Detroit suburb of Oak Park may close this spring. The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit announced Monday that a ...
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After attack, spike in emigration could deplete France’s Jewish community
PARIS – Taken alone, the attack on the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket near Paris is nothing that French Jews haven’t seen before. Arguably, the 2012 attack that caught the Toulouse community unpre...
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Holocaust book collection dedicated at Morgantown library
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — J.D. Rechter, tattoo number 72751, a Viennese Jew who died at Auschwitz in 1943, now has a permanent legacy in the heart of West Virginia. Dozens of West Virginians — Jews and n...
Do anti-Semitic faxes from Kansas church have First Amendment protection?
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 11, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Almost every day, for the last 10 months, Rabbi Beth Jacowitz Chottiner has begun her morning glancing at the repugnant faxes Wheeling’s Temple Shalom received during the previous night: “Jews kill...
U.S. anti-Semitism envoy wants to bring non-Jews into the fight
by Melissa Apter
JTA
Mar 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s special envoy on anti-Semitism wants to recruit non-Jews to make her case. Hannah Rosenthal outlined her goals in her new role during a recent address in Dallas to th...
Snow removal has negative environmental side effects
by Editors
E/The Environmental Magazine
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: What are the environmental impacts of all the de-icing and snow removal taking place on roads everywhere in the wake of all the recent storms? -- Benjamin P Sander, via e-mail The a...
Jewish leaders to Biden: Reach out to Israelis
by JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Jewish leaders who met with Vice President Joe Biden stressed the need to convey the Obama administration's message to the Israeli public. Biden hosted a number of leaders at his resi...
Chile synagogue destroyed in quake, Masorti movement says
by JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The Masorti synagogue in Concepcion was destroyed in the earthquake that rocked Chile, the Masorti Olami said. The head of the international Masorti organization, Rabbi Tzvi Graetz, has...
Birthright foundation announces new matching grant
by Jacob Berkman/The Fundermentalist
JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A new matching grant program by the Birthright Israel Foundation will provide a dollar-for-dollar match on any increase in donations to the foundation based on 2008 gifts. That means if...
Fishing for Jews in Russia's muddy waters
by Anna Rudnitskaya
JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
MOSCOW (JTA) — This spring, Howard Flower and his assistants plan to go to Russia’s westernmost region, Kaliningrad, on a fishing expedition: They’re fishing for Jews. Flower, the aliyah director o...
Pro-Israel groups set to counter campus apartheid claims
by Ben Harris
JTA
Mar 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — At universities across the globe, the annual springtime ritual known as Israel Apartheid Week is kicking off this week, and Jewish students and pro-Israel groups have been readying thems...
Oren says compromise needed over Western Wall controversy
by JTA
Feb 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s U.S. ambassador said resolving the controversy over prayer at the Western Wall will require “compromise on everyone’s behalf.” Michael Oren, speaking Sunday night at the annual plenum of t...