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At Republican convention, Donald Trump sharing the spotlight with rock and roll
CLEVELAND — On the Lake Erie boardwalk, a few Republican delegates huddle next to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for a quick selfie before scooting away. Walker was the anti-Donald Trump for 15 minute...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The grassroots and interfaith effort behind the GOP’s pro-Israel, anti-two state platform
Amid the intrigue and speculation that surrounded the opening of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, one item that the party settled is its firm support for Israel and opposition...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auschwitz really happened — and this artsy architecture exhibit proves it
VENICE, Italy — It’s been more than 50 years since the Nuremberg trials, yet proving the Holocaust actually happened remains an ongoing project. Why? For one, the Nazis covered their tracks, delibe...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 14
Mother of slain Israeli girl asks permission to hold memorial on Temple Mount The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed by a Palestinian teenage attacker, requ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Rabbinate protest, Lookstein and Sharansky call for revisions, not revolution
NEW YORK — Three months after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate rejected his authority to perform conversions, one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis joined with Natan Sharansky to advance a...
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As London prices climb, Manchester beckons Jews from far and near
PRESTWICH, England — When Yitzchak Horwitz’s family opened one of the first Jewish businesses in this leafy suburb of Manchester — a bookstore that also sold Judaica items — it served a small Jewis...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mideast Quartet blames Palestinians for incitement, Israel for settlement expansion
Israel welcomed a highly anticipated report from the Middle East Quartet for citing Palestinian incitement as an obstacle to peace, but regretted what it calls the report’s failure to address the “...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Reverse Birthright’ gives Israelis a look at America’s Jews, from Philip Roth to the Three Stooges
NEW YORK — Instead of visiting the Western Wall, they visited Ellis Island. Instead of hiking in the Negev Desert, they took a day trip to a Habonim-Dror summer camp. Instead of basking in the sun ...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader
Only two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain’s Labour Party: the proliferation of anti-Semitic rhetoric among its members....
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Globe Briefs July 7
Orthodox groups file petition to stop egalitarian section at Western Wall A group of Orthodox Jewish organizations is hoping Israel’s High Court of Justice will stop a non-Orthodox prayer section f...
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Jewish groups putting up a fight against growing opioid epidemic
NEW YORK — Eve Goldberg’s son, Isaac, was in a panic. He had to get out of college. Isaac Goldberg Volkmar had been at the University of Rhode Island for less than a semester in 2009 when he called...
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Globe Briefs June 23
From JTA reports Rhode Island approves anti-boycott legislation Rhode Island’s General Assembly approved legislation that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that engage in boy...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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The peace talks -- and their obstacles
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Peace in a year? Try getting past Sept. 26. Or is it 30? Direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis have barely begun and already the sides are facing their first major hurdle -- ...
Jewish groups step up efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jewish groups have stepped up efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry, with several national initiatives announced this week and supporting statements coming in from a range of Jewis...
Returning from D.C., Abbas and Bibi maintain stances after talks
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Last week's gentle give and take between the Israelis and Palestinians appears to have survived the tarmac moment. Reiterated, if qualified, commitments to the U.S.-brokered peace pro...
Obama, Biden to consult with Jews before Rosh Hashana
by JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will consult with Jewish leaders on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Obama will speak with rabbis in a conference call Tuesday in what appears se...
Palestinians tell Ahmadinejad to butt out
by JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman told Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stop criticizing him for entering into direct talks with Israel. "The one who doe...
Elie Wiesel to teach at Chapman University in Southern California
by JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Elie Wiesel will be teaching at a Southern California university that features a large bronze bust of the Nobel laureate at its library entrance. The Holocaust survivor and author was named a disti...
Synagogues seek ways to keep, draw members in time of recession
by Jessica Pauline Ogilvie
Jewish Journal
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Since the recession began two years ago, cutting back has become a way of life for many families. And with the cost of belonging to a synagogue seemingly higher than ever, many Jewis...
5770 in Israel: Diplomatic crises, but economic prosperity
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- For Israel, the Jewish year 5770 was characterized by ups and downs in relations with the United States, growing international alienation and a virtual stalemate in Middle East peacema...
Using private eyes to fight the problem of 'chained wives'
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NETIVOT, Israel -- Ariella Dadon still marvels at being free. For more than 2 1/2 years she was married to a man she describes as unfaithful, physically violent and emotionally abusive. For four ye...
Netanyahu, Abbas each give a little on first day of talks
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Tell us what you want. Now listen to what your partner wants. Now tell us what your partner wants. In slow, almost excruciating increments, talks between Israelis and Palestinians are...