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Will Netanyahu’s campaign rhetoric cause further estrangement with Washington?
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s first response to news that Benjamin Netanyahu had been reelected as prime minister of Israel appeared to be avoidance. White House spokesman Josh Earnest to...
Mar 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Swarthmore Hillel votes to disaffiliate with Hillel Int’l
NEW YORK — Swarthmore Hillel’s student board voted to drop its affiliation with Hillel International and change its name, citing Hillel International’s restrictions on Israel issues. Following an e...
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Right or left, surprise a common reaction to Bibi victory
Dafna Shimshi was surprised with last week’s Israeli election results, which catapulted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to an expected fourth term. “I think a lot of people were surprised...
Mar 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reform rabbis install first openly gay president, Denise Eger The Central Conference of American Rabbis, the rabbinical arm of the Reform movement, has installed its first openly gay president, Rab...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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NBC Universal’s ‘Dig’ travels far, but not as deep
LOS ANGELES — Last summer, in the midst of the Gaza conflict, the threat of rocket fire forced NBC Universal’s “Dig” to stop production in Jerusalem and move out of the country. If only the show it...
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Oregon couple to brew kosher kegs for community
PORTLAND, Ore. — For Tim and Sonia Marie Leikam, the dream is nearly complete. Behind the couple’s tidy Victorian house on a tree-lined street in southeast Portland is a pitched-roof building that ...
Mar 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feeling panicked? It could be in the genes
In designing and testing theories on how the body programs its 19,000 genes, Moshe Szyf, a geneticist and molecular biologist at McGill University in Montreal, has expanded the notion of Jewish gui...
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Japanese culinary curiosity gives hummus its moment in the Rising Sun
TOKYO — At the end of his 13-hour workday, Hidehiko Egata takes a seat at the bar at his regular eatery in this city’s upscale Shibuya neighborhood. A senior adviser at a local financial firm, Egat...
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Ramaz taps an outsider, Eric Grossman, to lead elite modern Orthodox school
NEW YORK — For the first time in its history, the Ramaz School, an elite modern Orthodox preparatory-style school in Manhattan, is tapping someone from outside its ranks to be its permanent head of...
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For Russia’s Jews, Nemtsov murder is reminder of their vulnerability
During the past two years, Dima Zicer has skipped several political rallies opposing the chauvinistic policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin. A Jewish scholar of education from St. Petersburg...
Mar 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Isaac Herzog promises unity in his bid for prime minister
TEL AVIV — Isaac Herzog paces slowly up and down the stage, one hand in his suit pocket, a slight smile forming through his slender lips. Quietly, his heavy breath audible through the microphone, t...
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Deal or no deal? More questions than answers surround nuclear Iran
The debate over whether the Obama administration’s nuclear negotiations with Iran were on track toward a good deal, bad deal or no deal took center stage earlier this week. A three-legged checks-an...
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In Lithuania, Yiddish teacher becomes unlikely bulwark against far right
KAUNAS, Lithuania — Dovid Katz isn’t typically a hard man to miss. With his bushy charcoal beard, heavy physique and trademark all-black outfits, Katz, a New York-born scholar of Yiddish, resembles...
Mar 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Liberal Jewish groups optimistic about Stevens' replacement
by Ron Kampeas and Ari Bildner
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Apr 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Jewish groups who liked John Paul Stevens as a Supreme Court justice are getting ready to dish out the same like to whomever replaces him. Most of the Jewish groups closely ...
Demjanjuk calls Munich trial ‘torture'
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Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Munich -- John Demjanjuk addressed the court at his German war crimes trial for the first time, expressing anger over the proceedings. In a statement read by his attorney, Ulrich Busch, in the Muni...
Warning to Israelis: Leave Sinai now
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Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israelis have been warned to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula immediately. Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Tuesday evening issued the warning, citing "concrete information" that terr...
Survey: Jews back Obama, Bibi
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Apr 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A solid majority of American Jews support Barack Obama's and Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of U.S.-Israeli relations, according to a new survey. The "2010 Annual Survey of American Jewi...
Jews mourn death of Polish president
by JTA
Apr 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews in Poland joined in mourning the victims of a plane crash that took the lives of President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other members of Poland's leadership. Memorial services were scheduled i...
Israel, South America start trade agreement
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- A pioneering free-trade agreement between Israel and a bloc of South American countries began operating. Israel is the first country outside South America to sign such an ...
Hungary's Jews march after anti-Semitic incidents
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Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- More than 1,000 Jews marched through Budapest's Old Ghetto district on Tuesday in response to a series of anti-Semitic incidents in the lead-up to Hungary's elections. The marc...
Netanyahu to participate in nuclear summit
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Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- Israel's prime minister will attend President Obama's Nuclear Security Summit next week, but no one-on-one meeting is planned for the two leaders. Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama met a lit...
Turkish leader: Israel is Mideast's biggest threat
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Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey's prime minister called Israel the main threat to Middle East peace. The remarks by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made to reporters in Paris, came in the course of a two-day official vi...
Olmert aide arrested for corruption
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Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- A former aide to Ehud Olmert was arrested in Israel on charges of fraud and bribery. Attorney Uri Messer, who worked for Olmert when he was prime minister, was arrested Tuesday for alle...