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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
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HIAS looks to rally in red states
WASHINGTON — Rallies in solidarity with refugees and immigrants should start happening in front of less-than-friendly faces, said Mark Hetfield. “What we need to do is move this call to action from...
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Globe Briefs April 7
White House: US understands construction of new Israeli settlement White House officials appeared to show understanding of the Israeli government’s decision to build a new settlement in the West Ba...
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This Canadian model is a comedy sensation in Israel
TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country for her comedic commentary on Israeli culture. Millions wat...
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Is Hezbollah now in charge of Lebanon, and what does it mean for Israel?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jan 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- With Lebanon in turmoil and a Hezbollah-backed prime minister poised to take power in Beirut, Israel is concerned at the prospect of a tectonic shift in the regional balance. For the m...
Book recounts rabbi’s talks with fallen pop icon Michael Jackson
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 28, 2011 | 5 5 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach had more in common with Michael Jackson than you might expect. Sure, one is a religious leader famous for his books, television appearances and statements regarding relationsh...
Obama misses Jewish priorities: poverty, abortion rights, Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Civility? Check. Clean energy? Check. Health care? Check. Immigration? Check. Education? You bet. Isolating Iran? That’s in there. Poverty, guns, reproductive rights? Israel? Ummm … Pr...
Leaked maps show gaps in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- This time there are maps -- not that they necessarily will help. After the collapse of the Camp David talks in 2000, the Israeli and Palestinian sides bickered about who had offered w...
Lieberman's legacy: bridge builder or burner?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Joe Lieberman ascended to national prominence by building one bridge at a time. Then, having reached the pinnacle by becoming the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000, he spe...
Growth spurt: More farms at Jewish buildings seeding food awareness
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- After the unexpected death of his 26-year-old daughter Jessica last August, Dane Kostin found himself searching for a fitting memorial, a project that would benefit the community and pr...
Partnership between shul and mosque a model for community
by Carin M. Smilk
Jewish Exponent
Jan 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA -- The cars slowly turn onto the long driveway, their wheels occasionally crunching the adjacent ground frozen from the night before and speckled with a light dusting of snow. Rabbi Yo...
Major funding boost for Birthright from Israeli gov't ups ante for philanthropists
by Ben Harris
JTA
Jan 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Boosters of Birthright Israel are hoping that the Israeli government’s decision to more than double its investment in the popular free 10-day trips for young Diaspora Jews will yield dr...
With Stuxnet delaying Iran's bomb, is the urgency gone?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jan 21, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- In the wake of revelations that a computer virus may have set back Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the Western groups and analysts that track the Islamic Republic are saying “More of ...
Sonia Peres, Israeli president’s wife, dies
by JTA
Jan 20, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Sonia Peres, the wife of Israeli President Shimon Peres for 66 years, has died. She died Wednesday in her Tel Aviv apartment at the age of 87. Sonia Peres was a private person and rare...