facebook
twitter

needayoutubeicon donate

globe
This Sephardi Jew sees preserving Ladino as ‘act of resistance’ against Trump
One-year-old Vidal doesn’t know the significance behind the lullaby his father sings him at bedtime. He knows it helps him fall asleep, but not that the Ladino song is part of an effort to teach hi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Not just prayers: Synagogues are organizing to fight Trump’s agenda
NEW YORK — The day after the presidential election, as congregants gathered in her Brooklyn synagogue to air their feelings, Rabbi Rachel Timoner was already starting to organize against the incomi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
If at first you don’t succeed, add it to the Wall of Rejection
Admitting defeat is the first step to accepting rejection. But what if you get rejected again — and again? On college campuses, the competitive nature to strive to be the best outweighs the reality...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Meet the Jewish artist behind the haunting Purim puppets of Paris
Though he may be one of France’s best-known puppet makers, Michel Nedjar insists he does not really create the acclaimed and haunting figures that he calls his “Purim puppets.” A former tailor’s ap...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
A Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel
TEL AVIV — Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro Eskenazi endured to leave the island nation was a mountain of paperwork....
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Celebrating 10 years, egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews
NEW YORK — In the upstairs sanctuary of a Manhattan synagogue, a group of rabbis is studying Jewish texts on pluralism and community. One floor below, 22 students are sitting in pairs poring over t...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Why former US envoy Dan Shapiro keeps staying in Israel
RAANANA, Israel — Dan Shapiro can’t seem to leave Israel. Before stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the country in January, he said he would stay long enough for his daughters to finish the sc...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
J Street in the age of Trump
WASHINGTON — The reality of Donald Trump’s presidency loomed over J Street’s policy conference this week, but J Street leadership and participants at the conference stuck to the dovish, pro-Israel ...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Middle East big topic at JCPA gathering
WASHINGTON — There were two Steve Bannons at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs gathering this week. At one session, the presidential adviser was the man seeking the “deconstruction of the admin...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons revel in a ‘healthy competition’
TEL AVIV — Noah Roth likes to recall two moments from Israeli marathons in which he’s raced: a competitor in Jerusalem breezing by him in 2010 wearing all-black, haredi Orthodox garb but for a whit...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Globe Briefs February 24
Chilean official: ‘Israelite’ tourists cannot be barred, can be expelled from hostels A senior official of an entity tied to the Chilean government threatened Israeli tourists after a group was rem...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
French Jewish scholar’s hate speech trial leaves anti-racism activists bitter, divided
The hate speech trial of a prominent French historian charged with calling Arabs innately anti-Semitic is dividing French Jews and sowing dissent within the local equivalent of the Anti-Defamation ...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary
NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial? Do they act as if they are in a place of reverence or mourning? Or do they behave as crowds do at any t...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
full story
Archives
Op-Ed: The real danger of delegitimizing Israel on campus
by David Bernstein
Jan 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- There is a serious threat facing Israel's long-term standing in this country resulting from a prolonged campaign to delegitimize the Jewish state on campus. But it's probably no...
First black female rabbi to leave congregation
by JTA
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The first African-American female rabbi will leave her congregation this summer. Rabbi Alysa Stanton's contract with Congregation Bayt Shalom in Greenville, N.C., was not renewed, the Forward repor...
Comeback kids? Mitzna, Deri return to political stage
by Elliot Jager
Guest Columnist
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli elections are far off. But two familiar figures, only recently down and out, have re-emerged at opposite ends of the political spectrum, setting journalists and veteran observers to wonder ...
Israelis discuss ex-president’s punishment for rape, abuse charges
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jan 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — For the past four and a half years, Moshe Katsav’s name has come with an asterisk: the former Israeli president was investigated for charges of rape and sexual misconduct. Last week, A ...
Concern in Israel over growing backlash against African migrants, Arabs
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jan 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV – For the tall 28-year-old from Sudan who calls himself Mike, life in Israel has become a game of survival. Most days, he earns enough money to buy food for dinner doing odd jobs at constr...
Some Arab conspiracy theorists seeing WikiLeaks-Israel link
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jan 04, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Unless you’re a reader of Islamist websites, you’d probably be surprised to learn that the WikiLeaks trove of U.S. diplomatic cables is an Israeli conspiracy. Wonder why there was ...
Katsav rape conviction hailed as watershed moment
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jan 03, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- For years it was considered an open secret in Israeli political and media circles that Moshe Katsav had a habit of sexually harassing women who worked for him. In a nation at arms with ...
Israeli natural gas field is significant find
by JTA
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A natural gas field discovered in Israel's territorial waters contains an esimated 16 trillion cubic feet of the natural resource. Electrical log tests confirmed the size of the natura...
Former Israeli president Katsav convicted of rape
by JTA
Dec 30, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav has been found guilty of rape and sexual assault, more than four years after he was first accused. The unanimous verdict of the three-judge panel ...
Ugandan rabbi runs for his country’s parliament
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
By Lee Chottiner Executive Editor Even in the United States it’s not every day you see a rabbi running for national office. So often do you see it in a country like, say Uganda? Well, never. Until ...