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How the 2016 election is upending pro-Israel orthodoxies
WASHINGTON — When it comes to Israel, Democrats and Republicans simply do not see eye to eye, and for all their love of Zion, evangelicals will turn out for a candidate who is less than 100 percent...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography
“Rabin in his Own Words,” which opened on Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The aptly ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 12
Steve Gutow named senior political adviser for J Street arm Rabbi Steve Gutow, a longtime Jewish communal activist who guided the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for a decade, will serve as a sen...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy advisers are exactly who you’d expect them to be — which is now rare
WASHINGTON — It’s the season of the unconventional foreign policy adviser: Donald Trump takes advice from his son-in-law and real estate attorney, and Bernie Sanders cites folks who didn’t know the...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue condos: If you lived here, you could be praying by now
NEW YORK — If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue. The ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court. James ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
Desalination innovation infiltrates Israel’s economy Even as one of the world’s smallest countries, Israel is in its second decade of progress toward tackling one of the world’s largest problems: w...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
MIAMI — After 30 years as a cantor, Mark Kula, who spent more than two decades at a Miami-area Conservative synagogue, became a rabbi. To make this happen, Kula didn’t have to withdraw from his lon...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Apr 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Apr 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will talks be about appearance or substance?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — It’s a peace conference where nothing is off the table — or on it, for that matter. The Obama administration’s invitation to Palestinian and Israeli leaders to launch direct talks on S...
Extreme heat damages Israeli apple harvest
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's apple harvest has been severely damaged by extreme heat. Nearly 2,500 acres of orchards were damaged in Israel's Galilee and Golan during an intense heat wave last week, apple...
Police recommend indicting Olmert over Holyland
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli police have recommended that prosecuters indict Ehud Olmert in a real estate scandal. The police investigations unit turned over its file on the Holyland apartment project scan...
Norway divests from two Israeli companies
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A fund overseen by Norway's Ministry of Finance divested from two Israeli companies involved in construction in the West Bank. The Norway Oil Fund, managed by the Norwegian Central Ban...
Suspect arrested in Jewish man's shooting
by JTA
Aug 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A suspect was arrested in the shooting of a Jewish man in Brooklyn. Police on Friday arrested Jaquan Vaughn, an ex-convict, in the shooting on Aug. 10 of Baruch Halberstam, a Chasidic rabbinical st...
Rabbi for the deaf combines her passion for Judaism, signing
by Johanna Ginsberg
New Jersey Jewish News
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WHIPPANY, N.J. -- Although she herself is not deaf, Dena Bodian developed a fascination for American Sign Language during her childhood in New Jersey. “I was in Florence Heller’s kindergarten class...
Hip-hop artist turned Orthodox Jew murdered in Brooklyn
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A former hip-hop record executive who became an Orthodox Jew was gunned down in Brooklyn on Thursday night. Yoseph Robinson, 34, was shot to death at MB Vineyards in Flatbush, a kosher liquor store...
Barak names new military chief of staff
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Defense Minister Ehud Barak named a new chief of staff for Israel's military in the wake of a scandal involving his choice. Barak on Sunday named Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant to replace curre...
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
by JTA
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...