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Globe Briefs April 28
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
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No experience necessary: Meet the Orthodox lawyer advising Trump on Israel
NEW YORK — If Donald Trump wins the White House, he’ll probably be the first U.S. president whose top adviser on Israel used to do guard duty at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank armed with an M...
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Pro-Israel, pro ‘peoplehood’ rabbis form new Reconstructionist group
The 2015 decision of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to ordain rabbis with non-Jewish partners was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” for Rabbi Carol Harris-Shapiro. “I formally left ...
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Globe Briefs April 14
Austrian government writing law to seize Hitler’s birthplace The Austrian government reportedly is drafting a law that would transfer ownership of Adolf Hitler’s birthplace to the state. The owner ...
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Could ties with Muslim powerhouse Indonesia be Israel’s latest pivot east?
At a time when Israel is seeking to boost its ties with Arab and Muslim countries in order to counter the threats posed by Iran and terrorist groups, could the world’s largest Muslim country become...
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Humanitarian aid or political meddling? Israel, EU clash over Palestinian buildings
MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank — In a ramshackle village off a dirt road in the West Bank’s central hills, near an inhabited shack with a cloth roof and tin walls, stands an outhouse bearing a peeling sti...
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Who is Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner?
NEW YORK — Jared Kushner has many claims to fame. He’s married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner. He’s the scion of a philanthropy-minded Jewish family from New ...
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How Coca-Cola made processed food Passover friendly
In the 1930s, Rabbi Tobias Geffen of Atlanta began to investigate the hidden ingredients inside mass-produced foods and to evaluate whether those ingredients conflict with kosher laws. He set a pre...
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Shmura matzah for Passover: The real reason it’s so expensive
NEW YORK — It costs more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for Passover ritual use. Yet every y...
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The world’s largest seder — in Nepal — will go on, despite slow earthquake recovery
When the ground started to shake beneath Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz’s feet, he was praying near a doorway at the Chabad House of Kathmandu, where he lives with his wife, Chani, and their six children. L...
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At Israel’s mikvahs, women claim verbal abuse and unwanted touching
JERUSALEM — Without warning, the ritual bath attendant pulled off Naava Shafner’s towel. She was standing, naked, in front of a woman she didn’t know. Then the attendant began interrogating her. Sh...
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Globe Briefs March 31
Printers at Princeton, other college campuses hacked with anti-Semitic message Printers at a half-dozen college campuses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were hacked with an anti-Semitic, racist f...
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From left to right, Israelis sour on ‘opportunist’ Donald Trump
TEL AVIV — He’s crude. He’s blunt. He’s inauthentic. He is not a man of peace. Left and right, religious and secular, Arab and Jew, Israelis don’t have many kind words for Donald Trump, the Republi...
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NBA's Dwight Howard to visit Israel
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- NBA All-Star Dwight Howard will visit Israel to hold a basketball clinic for teens. Howard, of the Orlando Magic, and several former NBA All-Stars will also scrimmage against the Macca...
Knicks' Soudemire says he is practicing Jew
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Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks reportedly said he is a practicing Jew "spiritually and culturally." Stoudemire, who last month visited Israel on a spiritual journey to explore his Jewish r...
New sites make shul an online-only experience
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO – On a recent weekday, Rivka Bowlin led mincha, the afternoon prayer service, from her home in Louisville, Ky. Her fellow worshipers were in Atlanta, Detroit and Oakland, Calif., watc...
Algerian aid ship departs for Gaza
by JTA
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An aid ship sponsored by the Algerian government departed for Gaza. The ship, which left an Algerian port Thursday, had religious and political leaders on board. It also carried food, medicine, and...
U.N. wants to clarify Israel-Lebanon border
by JTA
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.N peacekeeping force in Lebanon wants to clearly mark the border between Israel and Lebanon after a deadly clash. Maj. Gen. Alberto Asarta Cuevas of UNIFIL, the United Nations Interim Force i...
Hillel students and professionals gear up to face anti-Israel campus activism
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel students and professionals gear up to face anti-Israel campus activism ST. LOUIS -- Amanda Boris is nervous about what she’ll face when classes resume at the University of Wisconsin later th...
Barclays to pay $298 million in sanctions settlement
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Barclays Bank will pay $298 million to settle charges that it violated U.S. sanctions by conducting transactions with clients in Iran, Cuba, Libya, Sudan and Myanmar. According to cou...
Harvard says it's not divesting from Israel
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Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Harvard University said the sale of some of its investments in Israel was not politically motivated and it is not divesting from Israel. Harvard spokesman John Longbrake told Foreign ...
Israel will reject preconditions for talks
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel said it will reject any preconditions set forth by the Quartet of Middle East peace negotiators on resuming direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah...
Israeli economy surprises with pace of growth
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Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Israeli economic growth unexpectedly accelerated to its fastest pace in more than two years. Exports and consumer spending increased, helping to sending up growth in the second quarter ...