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Globe Briefs December 2
France returns painting to family of Jewish couple who fled Nazis France returned a 16th-century painting to the grandchildren of a German-Jewish couple who were forced to sell the work in Paris as...
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Jewish Trump voters are ready for their party to get started
NEW YORK — Everyone said their guy was going to lose. Three quarters of their fellow American Jews voted for the other candidate. But now, Jewish Trump voters are triumphant. “I was elated,” said J...
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Top U.S. firefighters ‘dropped everything’ to help Israel battle the blazes
TEL AVIV — Call them Israel’s American volunteer fire brigade. Dozens of firefighters from across the United States put their lives on hold — leaving behind jobs and families — to help subdue the w...
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In Madagascar, ‘world’s newest Jewish community’ seeks to establish itself
Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a strictly kosher meal, Shabbat services and weekly learning programs. The Jewis...
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Chabad-Lubavitch makes it 50 with South Dakota
In a vast banquet hall at the Brooklyn Marine Terminal Pier 8 in New York, more than 5,000 Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries, lay leaders and supporters gathered on Sunday night for the culminating event...
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‘Radical’ yeshiva finds Talmud study engaging multitudes of millennials
While Jewish organizations across the nation are scratching their collective heads trying to come up with social events and tikkun olam projects to engage millennials, a queer Conservative rabbi in...
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Globe Briefs November 25
Canadian prime minister denounces anti-Semitic vandalism in Ottawa Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada condemned three anti-Semitic acts of vandalism that occurred in Ottawa. The city’s hate cr...
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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At first Jewish Comic Con, artists and geeks revel in tradition
NEW YORK — After Brett Parker’s great-grandfather fled the pogroms in Europe and came to the United States, he opened a drug store where he sold comic books. Each week he would give his grandson, P...
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Parve Nutella and other must-try new kosher foods
SECAUCUS, N.J. — At Kosherfest, the world’s largest kosher trade show, Yiddish and Hebrew is heard alongside English. Some 6,000 kosher food insiders packed the massive hall, chatting, networking a...
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In post-coup Turkey, Jews plan their future abroad
ISTANBUL — At a chic café overlooking the Bosphorus, two Turkish Jewish women are discussing their plans to emigrate when the call to Friday prayers blasts from the loudspeakers of a nearby mosque....
Nov 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israelis still lining up to visit Trump’s America
TEL AVIV — Donald Trump’s surprising win may have spurred increased chatter among some Americans — Jews among them — about moving to Canada. But for Israelis, at least, the U.S. hasn’t lost its lus...
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Bannon appointment a dilemma for Jewish groups seeking access to Trump
WASHINGTON — Offer an open hand or a closed fist — or maybe both. Name names. Don’t name names, hint. Quietly adjust wording. Welcome to the second week of the World of Trump, Jewish organizational...
Nov 17, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 18
Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her opera debut Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared on stage in an opera performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Ginsbur...
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New Chabad House in Mumbai will feature memorial
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Chabad House in Mumbai will feature a memorial to the emissary couple slain in the 2008 attacks in the Indian city, according to tentative plans. The plans for the new Nariman House, on the...
China agrees to investigate companies helping Iran
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
China agreed to investigate U.S. findings that some of its companies were assisting Iran in its efforts to develop nuclear weaponry. “We did provide some information to China on specific concerns a...
Female scribes finish writing historic Torah scroll
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — It took seven years to write and just a few days to sew together, but on Oct. 15 the first Torah scroll written entirely by a group of women was attached to its wooden poles and dec...
Two Israelis to receive U.S. science medal
by JTA
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Israeli scientists have been chosen to receive the U.S. National Medal of Science. Yakir Aharonov and Amnon Yariv will be among 10 scientists to receive the award from President Obama at a mid-...
Cost overruns force N.Y. synagogue to halt construction
by JTA
Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
A leading Modern Orthodox synagogue in New York City has halted construction on its new building due to financial problems. The president of Lincoln Square Synagogue, which is on the Upper West Sid...
Rabbis launch campaign for Women of the Wall
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Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A group of North American rabbis has launched an online campaign to support women who want to pray at the Western Wall with Torahs and prayer shawls. The 28 rabbis, calling themsel...
Israeli father and daughter found shot in Mexico
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Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli man and his daughter were found dead in their home in Mexico City amid signs of violence. The bodies, riddled with gunshot wounds and signs of violence, were discovered Sund...
Sephardi leader Yosef: Non-Jews exist to serve Jews
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Oct 19, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Sephardic leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in his weekly Saturday night sermon said that non-Jews exist to serve Jews. “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no pl...
OU nixes women leading Friday night services
by JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The Orthodox Union issued a statement saying women may not lead Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat services if men are present. Last week’s decision by the group's board of directors is the latest setba...
Thousands march against proposed loyalty oath
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Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Thousands of Israeli Jews and Arabs demonstrated in Tel Aviv against a proposed loyalty oath for new non-Jewish citizens. The protesters marched Saturday night carrying signs reading "...