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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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El Al, JetBlue ink deal
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- El Al and JetBlue will now offer connecting options for customers traveling between the United States and Israel. The deal, which was announced Aug. 12 after four months of negotiations...
Pakistan relief mailbox opened
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Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and The Jewish Federations of North America are responding to a call from the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) to assist in collecting ...
Ground Zero mosque developer open to move
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Aug 16, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The developer of a proposed mosque near Ground Zero said it would consider building elsewhere a day before President Obama defended its right to build there. New York Gov. David Paterson last week ...
Walk out on Ahmadinejad at U.N., key Jewish group urges
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Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A major Jewish umbrella organization has called on member states of the United Nations to walk out on a speech by Iran's president. Anticipating that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again will seek to address ...
Israeli, Palestinian researchers sharing clean water grant
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Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An Israeli and a Palestinian researcher are sharing a U.S. grant to increase the supply of clean water in Israel and the Middle East. Dr. Moshe Herzberg of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Pr...
Barak OKs purchase of U.S. fighter jets
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Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense minister has approved a $2.75 billion deal to purchase the world's most advanced warplane from the United States. Ehud Barak on Sunday approved "in principle" the purc...
Study: Mental health needs of Orthodox Jews not being met
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Aug 16, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The mental health needs of the haredi Orthodox and Chasidic communities are not being sufficiently addressed, according to a new Yeshiva University study. The study said that service ga...
Irish artists pledge cultural boycott of Israel
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Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- More than 150 Irish artists have said they will participate in a cultural boycott of Israel. The artists signed a pledge saying that they will not perform or exhibit in Israel or accep...
El Al, JetBlue ink deal
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- El Al and JetBlue will now offer connecting options for customers traveling between the United States and Israel. The deal, which was announced Aug. 12 after four months of negotiations...
N.J. man arrested in scam on Orthodox
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Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A New Jersey man was arrested for allegedly running a $200 million real estate scam that fed on the Orthodox community. Police had been investigating Eliyahu Weinstein of Lakewood, N.J....