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Globe Briefs September 23
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It’s generous, but on his terms
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout e...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s World Baseball Classic team expects to feel at home playing in Brooklyn
What is likely the strongest squad of Jewish players ever assembled figures to have a home-field advantage, too, as Team Israel aims to reach the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The club’...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 16
184 U.S. synagogues pledge to welcome, support refugees Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those see...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Chabad grows in Africa, hardy rabbis encounter crime and spirituality
Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street. Notik — a follower of the ...
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Donkey redemption a rare ritual in Judaism
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his first-born male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally prec...
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Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’
JERUSALEM — Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States — even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli gover...
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Muslims look to Jewish example in campaigning for school days off
NEW YORK — When Jessica Abdelnabbi-Berrocal wanted her local public schools in Jersey City, N.J., to close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in September, she looked to her Jewish heritage. Th...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 9
Defense minister: Israel to follow court order to demolish Amona settlement Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the Jewish state will raze the West Bank settlement of Amona by the Dec. 2...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bernie Sanders’ new movement endorses candidates with a range of Israel views
WASHINGTON — A Florida state senator caught up in a boycott-Israel controversy. A Wisconsin state representative who combated anti-Israel bias on his campus. The diversity of Israel-related outlook...
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Why do Florida’s Orthodox Jews support Trump? Because they fear Clinton
NEW YORK — Rebecca Raab was shopping recently in a South Florida Costco, wearing the trademark Orthodox outfit of a long skirt and baseball cap, when an employee waved to her and said “Shalom! We’r...
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Anti-immigrant and white supremacist, maybe. But is the alt-right anti-Semitic?
WASHINGTON — Can you go alt-right without going anti-Semitic? The movement that has emerged from conservatism — and in some ways has turned against it — appears to be nudging its way into the Ameri...
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Once a prop for anti-Semites, the Talmud makes a comeback in Russia
A century ago, passages from the Talmud were translated into Russian to be used as evidence in the anti-Semitic show trial of Menahem Mendel Beilis, a Jew charged with — and eventually acquitted of...
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Indict Ahmadinejad petition gains momentum following U.N. speech
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Sep 29, 2010 | 12 12 comments | 124 124 recommendations | email to a friend
A petition calling on the United Nations to indict Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with crimes against humanity is gaining momentum. Christians United For Israel, a Christian Zionist organiza...
Marchers protest Mea Shearim’s gender separation
by JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Protesters marched in Mea Shearim a day after Israel's Supreme Court ruled that men and women cannot be segregated on its main street. Carrying signs reading "Jerusalem is not Tehran" ...
Pitching peace as well as Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Two months ago the Israel Project was wondering, in a Capitol Hill briefing, “Is the Palestinian Authority preparing its people for peace?” The answer was a pretty unequivocal “no.” D...
Israeli Jews back non-Orthodox conversions, poll finds
by JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Nearly two-thirds of Israeli Jews believe that non-Orthodox converts to Judaism should be considered Jewish, a new Israeli government survey reveals. The survey released Monday, which w...
87 senators urge continuation of peace talks
by JTA
Sep 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Eighty-seven U.S. senators signed a letter urging President Obama to keep the Israelis and Palestinians at the negotiating table. The letter, initiated by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif...
Effort helping nonprofit Jewish camps become more professional
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When Frank Silberlicht became the executive director of Camp Young Judaea in Wimberley, Texas, in 1998, he had no idea that his job eventually would change from getting a camp up and ru...
S. Africa university to vote on Ben-Gurion boycott
by JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The faculty Senate of a major South African university is set to vote on whether to sever ties and a joint research project with Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The University of Johan...
Building begins in West Bank as freeze ends
by JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Building began in West Bank communities just hours after the expiration of a 10-month settlement construction freeze. Work on 50 apartments for Gush Katif residents removed five years ...
Freeze over, U.S. trying to push talks
by JTA
Sep 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration says it is seeking ways to advance the Israeli-Palestinian talks in light of the end of Israel's partial moratorium on settlement building. "We recognize that...
J Street owns up to Soros funding
by Ron Kampeass
JTA
Sep 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- George Soros has been a top funder in recent years of liberal political advocacy groups, and Jews have still been voting for Democrats at a 75 to 80 percent clip. J Street, meanwhile,...