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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The final divorce? For Ramallah’s ma in The Hague, ICC plan is reluctant duty
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those an...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Referendum stalemate: Court appeal for N.Y. election may stall vote for months, years
All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified two weeks ago by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election ...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Encounters with Rabbi Freundel leave many questions unanswered
Bethany Mandel was raised in an interfaith family with a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. As an adult, she found herself increasingly tugged by her Jewish roots. In her search for identity, s...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100
JERUSALEM — Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing humanitarian relief to Jews around the globe, ha...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid drought, Jewish groups push conservation agenda
LOS ANGELES — Devorah Brous’ San Fernando Valley home is shaded by green trees, studded with 19 fruit trees and patrolled by a pair of affable chickens that strut around the backyard. But at the mo...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tensions rise in eastern Jerusalem neighborhood after 200 Jews move in
JERUSALEM — Jewish- and Arab-Israeli residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan disagree on whether the neighborhood is historically Jewish or Arab. They disagree about whether Israeli Jews ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli teens' suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF
JERUSALEM -- The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them. Marwan Kawasme and...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rick Perry speaks about his indictment
Proudly flaunting the list of liberal pundits who have criticized his recent indictment on two felony charges, Rick Perry, the staunchly pro-Israel Texas governor and likely GOP presidential candid...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hamas executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers
Hamas has executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers during the past couple of weeks over fears that they could pass along information to Israel, according to the Israel news site Mako , citing a sou...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Counterattack: Israel’s information PR blitz is finding its mark
Israel has been taking its licks in the international arena since it launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza on July 8. But criticism of Israel was actually worse during Israel’s l...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increasingly, Israel’s critics blame the Jews
Set back from a main street on one side and obscured by trees and shrubs on another, it’s easy to miss Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue in a residential North Miami Beach neighborhood. “We don...
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The images missing from the Gaza war
There's no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict. We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneuvers and Israeli army footage of H...
Aug 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gush Katif evacuees still waiting for permanent homes
Jan 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
By Ben Harris JTA NITZAN, Israel — More than four years after her family was ejected from their home in the Gaza Strip, Karen Sarfaty lives with her husband and four of their children in a small pr...
Iran halts nuclear enrichment program
by JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran reportedly has suspended its nuclear enrichment program for two months. Iranian media reported Monday that the suspension is a goodwill gesture toward Western powers that are working on cuttin...
Clinton, lawmakers pushing for peace talks without conditions
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Calls are mounting in Washington for the launch of new Israeli-Palestinian talks. After meeting Jan. 8 with Jordanian and Egyptian officials in Washington, U.S. Secretary of State Hill...
Once-failing kibbutz pins hopes for revival on Conservative Judaism
by By Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
KIBBUTZ HANNATON, Israel — Over the din of children playing, some 20 people crowded into the home of Aylon and Ravit Samson here on Saturday night for Kibbutz Hannaton’s biweekly communal Havdalah ...
Questioning of Women of the Wall leader sparks protests
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 12, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Conservative synagogue movement is launching a campaign to protest the recent questioning and possible prosecution of a leader of the group Women of the Wall. For more than two dec...
No serious health issues linked to television, but watching can have other side effects
by Earth Talk
Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Years ago I read that children should be kept at least 2 feet from the television because of harmful electronic emissions. Is this still relevant? Is there a difference regarding th...
How Israel is implementing the settlement freeze stirs dissent
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — While an Israeli magician sat in an ice cube in Tel Aviv for 64 hours in a bid to shatter a world record, settler leaders in Jerusalem prepared to smash an ice cube of a very different ...
Newest Israelis show off new ID cards
by JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli military officers fear arrest in Britain
by JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A delegation of Israeli military officers canceled a visit to Britain out of fear that they would be arrested on war crimes charges. The cancellation of the visit, scheduled for last week, was anno...
Iraq planning to sue Israel for 1981 bombing
by JTA
Jan 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Iraq is planning to sue Israel for bombing its nuclear reactor at Osirak nearly three decades ago. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has instructed his foreign ministry to find out from the Unite...