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Israeli rabbinate ‘blacklisting’ American rabbis
Some 160 rabbis, including several prominent American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish ident...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fed-up Reform leaders are thinking twice about their donations to Israel
NEW YORK — Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting...
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How Gaza’s electricity crisis could spell trouble for Israel
JERUSALEM — An internal Palestinian dispute has left Gaza’s nearly 2 million Palestinian residents dangerously vulnerable to a heat wave, but Israel could get burned, too. The West Bank Palestinian...
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Here’s why Israel and India’s leaders couldn’t get enough of each other
WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of ...
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Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was smitten....
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 7
Jewish couple marries on Temple Mount despite ban An Israeli couple married on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem despite rules prohibiting Jews from carrying out religious rituals at Judaism’s holiest ...
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PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
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The West Bank’s world-class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements
PSAGOT, West Bank — Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a coin dat...
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Netanyahu defends suspending the Western Wall agreement
American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minis...
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This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition
AMSTERDAM — Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecu...
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How these teachers learned to teach the Holocaust
NEW YORK — When Megan Corbin was in school, she learned about the Holocaust as an optimistic story. Her grade school, she said, “highlighted Anne Frank as the voice of hope, and that really wasn’t ...
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After Jerusalem attack, US experts warn Islamic State may be coming to Israel
JERUSALEM — When the Islamic State claimed credit for an attack on Israeli soil for the first time and vowed to strike again, the response here was not fear but incredulity. Israeli officials gener...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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British Jewry feels left behind amid the election turmoil
Nearly 50 years after she left her native South Africa for Britain to escape apartheid, Sharon Klaff again is finding herself unable to imagine a future for her family in her country and society be...
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Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies
by JTA
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor, who maintained a support for Israel after converting to Judaism in the late 1950s, has died. Taylor, known for her violet eyes and her plethora of hu...
New violence suggests end of calm between Israel and militant Palestinians
by Uriel Heilman and Marcy Oster
JTA
Mar 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Violence between Israel and militant Palestinians rose sharply this week with a bombing in central Jerusalem and a dramatic increase in rocket attacks on southern Israel. In a terroris...
Katsav sentencing shows Israeli leaders not above law
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Mar 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav's sentence to prison on rape and sexual assault convictions shows that not even the country's leaders are above the law, Israeli leaders stressed. ...
Norwegian lawmaker denies Holocaust
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Mar 21, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Members of a Norwegian lawmaker's own party have called for his resignation after he publicly denied the Holocaust. Labor Party lawmaker Anders Mathisen reportedly told the Finnmarken newspaper tha...
Clinton: Egypt will keep the peace with Israel
by JTA
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Egypt's foreign policy will change, but it has an interest in sustaining its peace accords with Israel, Hillary Rodham Clinton said. "I think there will be different decisions" on for...
Israel seizes ship carrying weapons for Gaza
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Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Navy intercepted a ship bound for Egypt that the Israeli military said was smuggling weapons for use by terror organizations in the Gaza Strip. The Liberia-flagged cargo ship ...
Einstein's archives to go online
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Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- More than 80,000 of Albert Einstein's documents will go online in the coming months. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced Monday, on what would have been Einstein's 132nd birth...
Response to Itamar attack prompts Israelis to ask whether Palestinians are serious about peace
by JTA Staff
Mar 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Palestinian reaction to the grisly killings of five Israeli family members in the Jewish settlement of Itamar, on the West Bank, has prompted many Israelis to ask the same question...
Olmert to be charged in real estate scandal
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Mar 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is among 18 people who will be indicted in Israel's largest real-estate scandal. The Tel Aviv District's Prosecutor's Office announced the ind...
Do congressional hearings on Muslim radicalization leave room for nuance?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 14, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Are the congressional hearings on radicalization among American Muslims an instance of McCarthyism, or is the opposition to them political correctness run amok? Jewish groups may disa...