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First in line for Portuguese citizenship: Jewish dreamers and fortune seekers
Hunched over a monument for thousands of Jews killed in a 1506 massacre in Lisbon, Danielle Karo (not her real name) felt a swelling in her eyes. To Karo, an American poet and business analyst who ...
Apr 16, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Portraits of Irish Holocaust survivors present nation with a teachable moment
When Irish artist Diana Muller first presented her works in progress — paintings of some of her country’s few remaining Holocaust survivors — to the Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin City, museum vice ...
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In Indiana, an uncomfortable turn in the spotlight
The talk at Rabbi Michael Friedland’s seder table in South Bend, Ind., was about Memories Pizza in the small Indiana town of Walkerton. Not that the celebrants already had tired of unleavened food ...
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Is ‘Mein Kampf’ a learning tool or too offensive and dangerous to reissue?
Given the current climate of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and elsewhere, is it too offensive and dangerous to reissue Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” autobiographical manifesto? Critics of the book’s...
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Natural gas lights a brighter future for northern Israelis
Jobs are coming to northern Israel in the country’s fledgling natural gas industry, and Erez College is opening the door to those new careers. People have long joked that after 40 years in the dese...
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Pew study: In North America, Muslims to overtake Jews by 2035
NEW YORK — In 20 years, there will be more Muslims in North America than Jews, according to a new Pew Research Center report. The report, which was released April 2, also found that more American J...
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No longer newcomers, Israelis in Europe get organized
Whenever he would fly from his native Israel back home to the Netherlands, Serge Lypcyz would bring a heavy load of Hebrew-language books with him. Lypcyz and his Israeli friends in Amsterdam depen...
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Jewish refugees safe from war, but facing economic crisis in Kiev
KIEV — In a crowded room of the Tolkachov family’s tiny apartment here, a couch and twin bed sit kitty-corner from each other, sandwiching a small crib. In another corner, a wooden table is clutter...
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Meet Omer Mei-Dan: Israeli BASE jumper, stuntman and orthopedic surgeon
BOULDER, Colo. — Omer Mei-Dan has jumped off more cliffs than he can count — not to mention helicopters, skyscrapers and bridges. Just don’t call him a skydiver. An orthopedic surgeon and extreme s...
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When Jews found refuge in underground warren at Warsaw Zoo
WARSAW — In a carriage bound for the Warsaw Zoo, Moshe Tirosh could sense his parents’ fear and the strong odor of alcohol wafting from the direction of the driver and his horse. The trepidation th...
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Philly day school bathroom seen as symbol of transgender inclusion
At most Jewish day schools, naming honors tend to be attached to grand spaces — auditoriums, prayer spaces, gymnasiums and the like. But at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, a pluralistic day sch...
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Meet Ruth Porat, Google’s new CFO
To the business media, the symbolism of Ruth Porat’s move from her position as chief financial officer of Morgan Stanley to her newly announced perch as Google’s CFO of the future couldn’t be more ...
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Aliyah debate exposes French Jewry’s internal fault lines
PARIS — A burst of applause greeted Holocaust survivor Marek Halter and his close friend, Imam Hassen Chalghoumi, as they entered the Synagogue de la Victoire together in January. Halter, a celebra...
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Shin Bet details efforts to bring Blau back to Israel
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Israel’s security service wants to question a Ha’aretz journalist about the whereabouts of 2,000 classified documents. In an extraordinary and detailed statement on the Anat Kamm affai...
Olmert chief suspect in Holyland scandal
by JTA
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was identified as the chief suspect in a massive real estate scandal. Police on Thursday identified Olmert as the senior figure in the Holylan...
Goldstone barred from grandson’s bar mitzva
by JTA
Apr 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- South African judge Richard Goldstone is being barred from attending his grandson’s bar mitzva. Following negotiations between the South African Zionist Federation and th...
Liberal Jewish groups optimistic about Stevens' replacement
by Ron Kampeas and Ari Bildner
JTA
Apr 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The Jewish groups who liked John Paul Stevens as a Supreme Court justice are getting ready to dish out the same like to whomever replaces him. Most of the Jewish groups closely ...
Demjanjuk calls Munich trial ‘torture'
by JTA
Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Munich -- John Demjanjuk addressed the court at his German war crimes trial for the first time, expressing anger over the proceedings. In a statement read by his attorney, Ulrich Busch, in the Muni...
Warning to Israelis: Leave Sinai now
by JTA
Apr 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israelis have been warned to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula immediately. Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Tuesday evening issued the warning, citing "concrete information" that terr...
Survey: Jews back Obama, Bibi
by JTA
Apr 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A solid majority of American Jews support Barack Obama's and Benjamin Netanyahu's handling of U.S.-Israeli relations, according to a new survey. The "2010 Annual Survey of American Jewi...
Jews mourn death of Polish president
by JTA
Apr 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews in Poland joined in mourning the victims of a plane crash that took the lives of President Lech Kaczynski and dozens of other members of Poland's leadership. Memorial services were scheduled i...
Israel, South America start trade agreement
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- A pioneering free-trade agreement between Israel and a bloc of South American countries began operating. Israel is the first country outside South America to sign such an ...
Hungary's Jews march after anti-Semitic incidents
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- More than 1,000 Jews marched through Budapest's Old Ghetto district on Tuesday in response to a series of anti-Semitic incidents in the lead-up to Hungary's elections. The marc...