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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 | 19 19 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....
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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 | 24 24 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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Australian unions join West Bank goods boycott
by JTA
Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia -- Australian unions have joined the international campaign to boycott Israeli goods from the West Bank. The Electrical Trades Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, t...
Turkey to boycott OECD Jerusalem confab
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Turkey reportedly will boycott a regional tourism conference next week in Israel. The move to boycott the biannual Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development conference, whi...
U.S. sees Israel's 'Jewish' demand as legit
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The United States sees as legitimate Israel's demand that Palestinians and other Arab states recognize Israel's Jewish character, a State Department spokesman said. P.J. Crowley was p...
Nazi hunter Zuroff on trial for libel
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff is fighting libel charges filed by an alleged war criminal in Hungary. The case, being heard in a Budapest courtroom, began Oct. 8 and is scheduled to continue t...
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, under fire
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, is under fire for telling his Spanish and French counterparts to solve their own problems before telling Israel what to do. Lieberman reportedly made h...
Obama’s Jewish support slipping
by JTA Staff
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish approval of President Obama is dropping, a new national survey found. Some 49 percent of U.S. Jews approved of the Obama administration’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations, according to a ju...
Jewish officials flex persuading muscles ahead of possible GOP wins
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Across the United States, Jewish community professionals are honing their skills of persuasion, preparing to deal with a new crop of lawmakers who are unfamiliar with Jewish organizati...
U.S. colleges with few Jews building facilities to draw more
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, 19-year-old Max Chapnick ate plenty of vegetables. Chapnick, who comes from a kosher home in White Plains, N.Y., is a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, a small ...
Orthodox unsure how to react to anti-gay violence, discrimination
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When the Republican candidate for New York governor, Carl Paladino, addressed an Orthodox crowd on Sunday about his opposition to gay pride parades and how children shouldn’t be “brainw...
Netanyahu offers freeze for recognition
by JTA
Oct 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would reinstate a West Bank construction freeze if the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Netanyahu made the offer Monday in a w...