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Globe Briefs February 4
Jerusalem grand mufti condemns Western Wall agreement The grand mufti of Jerusalem has condemned the agreement approved by Israel’s Cabinet to establish an egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wa...
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Meet the Israeli composer of Indian Muslim music who collaborates with Radiohead’s guitarist
For most musicians working in the underappreciated genre of world music, recording an album with Jonny Greenwood, the guitarist of the famed English rock band Radiohead, would be something of a pip...
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Day school groups plan merger: New national organization to speak for 375 day schools
Regional day school heads are expressing support for a merger of five North American Jewish day school organizations. Those groups represent more than 375 schools from across the denominational spe...
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The country’s tastiest chicken will soon be kosher
LINDSBORG, Kan. — Thousands of birds strutted around like rambunctious kids at recess — six varieties of turkey and nearly 40 breeds of chicken, duck and geese. As soon as a stranger stepped into t...
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French Jews, struggling to find work in Israel, consider going home
RAANANA, Israel — Before she traded her native France for Israel, Catherine Berdah ran a successful drug store in an affluent suburb on the eastern edge of Paris. A 50-year-old pharmacist with a ma...
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In Palestinian city of the future, few residents and charges of collusion with Israel
RAWABI, West Bank — Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer. Born in the Palestinian city of Nablus in 1961, as a teenager Masri was apprehended and jailed by Israel eigh...
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Globe Briefly January 28
Israel’s US ambassador ‘regrets’ timing of remarks criticizing Israel The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro, says he regrets the timing of his criticisms of Israel’s policies in the West Bank ...
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What Pope Francis synagogue visit says about Catholic-Jewish relations
When Pope Francis crossed the Tiber River to visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue on Sunday, he became the third pontiff in history to do so. But his 1.5-mile journey to the towering Tempio Maggiore sho...
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Rabbi Lila Kagedan poised to make history with job at Orthodox shul
NEW YORK — When Rabbi Lila Kagedan spends her first Shabbat at the Mount Freedom Jewish Center in Randolph, N.J., later this month, she will be making history. A recent graduate of Yeshivat Maharat...
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In poor Paris suburb, crime and extremism spur internal Jewish exodus
LA COURNEUVE, France — At this Paris suburb’s only Jewish facility, Rabbi Prosper Abenaim serves sweet tea to his synagogue’s most frequent and reliable guests: machine gun-toting troops of the Fre...
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As Turkey reaches out to Israel, Jewish groups move to embrace rival
WASHINGTON — Less than a month after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled a readiness to mend ties with Israel after years of antipathy, a delegation of American Jewish leaders has embar...
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Bernie Sanders surging in the polls, but are Jews feeling ‘the Bern’?
WASHINGTON — Talk of a Bernie Sanders presidency has suddenly become a lot more serious. Recent polling shows the independent Vermont senator and Democratic presidential hopeful dramatically improv...
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Globe Briefs January 21
‘JFR’ Jacob, India’s highest-ranking Jewish military officer, dies at 92 Lt. Gen. Jacob-Farj-Rafael “JFR” Jacob, an Indian Jew who had a storied career in India’s military, has died at 92. (Some re...
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Archives
Tourists flocking to Israel at record pace
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jul 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli tour guide Yossi Weiss was leading two busloads of American Christian pilgrims on a tour of Jerusalem's Old City when he noted how difficult it was to move around. The Jewish Q...
JTA publisher steps down, editor tapped to lead agency
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – Mark J. Joffe, JTA’s longtime executive editor and publisher has announced that he has stepped down as head of the global Jewish news service, effective July 21, 2010. Following Joffe's ...
Russian university opens Jewish culture department
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A Russian university has established a department for Jewish culture. St. Petersburg University's Academic Commission voted unanimously July 12 to establish a Department of Jewish Culture as part o...
Countries sign pact to fight anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- More than 80 countries signed an agreement to cooperate in the fight against anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. The Task Force for International Cooperation on Holocaust Education, Re...
U.S. court fines N. Korea over Israel attack
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A U.S. federal court has fined North Korea $300 million for financing a 1972 attack on Israel's airport. Twenty-six people were killed and more than 80 wounded in the attack on the Lod Airport, now...
Opposition to Israeli conversion bill mounts
by Sarah Freishtat
JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Opposition to a proposed Israeli conversion bill is mounting, from the U.S. Congress to the Israeli prime minister. Meanwhile, the bill is likely to be put on hold while the Knesset ad...
Yisrael Beiteinu party has no plans to leave party
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said his Yisrael Beiteinu party will not leave the government, despite several disagreements. During a news conference Monday, Lieberman criticized Prime ...
Sen. Casey hopeful of UNRWA improvement
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Among Jews, UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, doesn’t have such a stellar reputation. In February, it hosted a soccer tournament at a West B...
Pa. Senate race turning into Israel proxy fight
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A close battle for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat is quickly turning into a proxy war between self-described pro-Israel forces on the left and right. The immediate fight is over ...
Jewish Funds for Justice ad criticizes Glenn Beck’s comments
by JTA
Jul 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 250 rabbis, Christian clergy, Jewish leaders and other supporters signed on to a Jewish Funds for Justice ad criticizing Glenn Beck’s comments about the organization. The ad, which appear...