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Obamacare repeal effort sends jitters through Jewish service groups
NEW YORK — Before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit organized local doctors to provide free care to Jews who lacked health insurance. The Detroit ag...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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After bomb threats, FBI to coordinate with JCCs in ‘new reality’
NEW YORK — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security is assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day. On Wednesday last week...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Europe’s jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?
Is terrorism softening European attitudes toward Israel? When a Palestinian terrorist used a car to ram and kill an Israeli soldier in eastern Jerusalem in 2014, the European Union urged “restraint...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 13
House overwhelmingly approves resolution slamming UN and Obama The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed to condemn a U.N. Security Council anti-settlements resolution and the Obama a...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 6
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects a “new era” when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this month. He said as much at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony Saturday, wh...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
NETANYA, Israel — One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
Just in time for Chanukah comes Secret Hitler, a new social deduction game where players are assigned to be either “liberals” fighting the good fight, or “fascists” who will do whatever it takes to...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 23
Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedma...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
I just had a strange, brief moment of wondering whether my Jewish, atheist family ought to celebrate Christmas. And it all started with one sentence: “Santa Claus brings magic to childhood.” Recent...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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12-year-old girl makes Jewish history in Shanghai
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Nov 18, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
When Sophie Rosen celebrated her bat mitzva this past August, she made history. The 12-year-old American expatriate, dressed in a traditional Chinese qipao, stepped to the front of the Ohel Moshe S...
U.S. report highlights Israel's religious freedoms violations
by JTA
Nov 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Government allocations favoring the Orthodox, extra legal protection to Jewish holy sites and Orthodox hegemony over life-cycle events are among Israel's religious freedom violations highlighted in...
Fight erupts between Jewish Voice for Peace, StandWithUs
by j, the Jewish news weekly of Northern California
Nov 17, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A dispute between right-wing and left-wing Israel activists in Berkeley, Calif., resulted in a physical altercation involving pepper spray, police and paramedics. On Sunday, activi...
Israel OKs another 8,000 Ethiopian immigrants -- but these may be the last
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Nov 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The decision this week by Israel’s Cabinet to bring as many as 8,000 additional Ethiopians to Israel over the next four years and then close the door on mass Ethiopian aliyah has a fami...
Glenn Beck under fire over George Soros comments
by Ron Kampeas and Ami Eden
JTA
Nov 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Fox News provocateur Glenn Beck spent spent several days taking aim at billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros, but so far -- at least within Jewish circles -- the bar...
In the war on breast cancer, Israel leads
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Nov 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Irit Paneth, in and out of remission from breast cancer for more than a decade, was among the thousands who wound their way like a giant pink-and-white ribbon through Jerusalem's stree...
Harley bikers ‘vote for Dead Sea’ with their tailpipes
by Karen Chernick
Nov 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Seven Wonders of the World is a famous list of impressive ancient constructions, largely centered around the Mediterranean.  (We still think that the Mediterranean and the whole Middle East are...
Whither the Jewish baby boomers?
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW ORLEANS -- As America’s 77 million baby boomers retire, they will place an unprecedented burden on the Jewish community’s infrastructure. They will need more services, and many will want to bec...
Third annual Muslim-Jewish 'twinning' launched
by JTA
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Free medical screenings and a clean-up day were part of a U.S. bridge-building group's third season of Muslim-Jewish "twinning" events. Over the weekend, Jewish and Muslim doctors in ...
17 arrested in $42.5 million fraud at Claims Conference
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Nov 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York has arrested 17 people for participating in a $42.5 million fraud at the Claims Conference. Those arrested include former and current employees of...