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At Republican convention, Donald Trump sharing the spotlight with rock and roll
CLEVELAND — On the Lake Erie boardwalk, a few Republican delegates huddle next to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for a quick selfie before scooting away. Walker was the anti-Donald Trump for 15 minute...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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The grassroots and interfaith effort behind the GOP’s pro-Israel, anti-two state platform
Amid the intrigue and speculation that surrounded the opening of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, one item that the party settled is its firm support for Israel and opposition...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auschwitz really happened — and this artsy architecture exhibit proves it
VENICE, Italy — It’s been more than 50 years since the Nuremberg trials, yet proving the Holocaust actually happened remains an ongoing project. Why? For one, the Nazis covered their tracks, delibe...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 14
Mother of slain Israeli girl asks permission to hold memorial on Temple Mount The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed by a Palestinian teenage attacker, requ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Rabbinate protest, Lookstein and Sharansky call for revisions, not revolution
NEW YORK — Three months after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate rejected his authority to perform conversions, one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis joined with Natan Sharansky to advance a...
Jul 13, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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As London prices climb, Manchester beckons Jews from far and near
PRESTWICH, England — When Yitzchak Horwitz’s family opened one of the first Jewish businesses in this leafy suburb of Manchester — a bookstore that also sold Judaica items — it served a small Jewis...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mideast Quartet blames Palestinians for incitement, Israel for settlement expansion
Israel welcomed a highly anticipated report from the Middle East Quartet for citing Palestinian incitement as an obstacle to peace, but regretted what it calls the report’s failure to address the “...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Reverse Birthright’ gives Israelis a look at America’s Jews, from Philip Roth to the Three Stooges
NEW YORK — Instead of visiting the Western Wall, they visited Ellis Island. Instead of hiking in the Negev Desert, they took a day trip to a Habonim-Dror summer camp. Instead of basking in the sun ...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader
Only two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain’s Labour Party: the proliferation of anti-Semitic rhetoric among its members....
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 7
Orthodox groups file petition to stop egalitarian section at Western Wall A group of Orthodox Jewish organizations is hoping Israel’s High Court of Justice will stop a non-Orthodox prayer section f...
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Jewish groups putting up a fight against growing opioid epidemic
NEW YORK — Eve Goldberg’s son, Isaac, was in a panic. He had to get out of college. Isaac Goldberg Volkmar had been at the University of Rhode Island for less than a semester in 2009 when he called...
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Globe Briefs June 23
From JTA reports Rhode Island approves anti-boycott legislation Rhode Island’s General Assembly approved legislation that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that engage in boy...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Photo Gallery: Working toward Middle East peace
by White House Photo Gallery
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
As recession drags on, middle-class families forced to turn to Jewish food banks
by Sue Fishkoff
Sep 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Robert M., 58, worked for a news organization in the San Francisco Bay area until September 2008, when he lost his job in layoffs that eliminated 15 percent of the company’s workfor...
Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel after bilateral meeting
by The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Oval Office Colonnade PRESIDENT OBAMA: Hello, everybody. Prime Minister Netanyahu and I just had a very productive discussion about our shared efforts to advance the cause of peace between Israelis...
Introducing non-Jewish Europeans to Jewish life
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
PITIGLIANO, Italy -- In Italy, where there are only about 25,000 affiliated Jews in a population of 60 million, most Italians have never knowingly met a Jew. "It's unfortunate," said the Italian Je...
Mass. gubernatorial debate set for Rosh Hashana
by JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A Boston television station is holding the initial Massachusetts gubernatorial debate on the first night of Rosh Hashana. WBZ-TV chose the Sept. 8 date of the debate, the Boston Herald reported. St...
Court rejects Jewish inmate’s claim on beard
by JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A prison can require an Orthodox Jewish prison inmate to keep his beard short, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe in Concord, N.H., ruled Aug. 27 that prison inmates ...
4 Israelis killed in attack near Hebron
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Four Jewish Israelis were killed when gunmen opened fire on the car they were riding in at the entrance to Kiryat Arba, near Hebron. Tuesday night's attack in the West Bank comes on th...
Glasgow stores boycotting Israeli products
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
About 30 stores in Muslim communities in Glasgow, Scotland, are refusing to stock Israeli products. The stores, owned by Muslim and Asian shopkeepers, are displaying signs stating that "No Israeli ...
Jews still like Obama, but approval dips
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Nearly two-thirds of Jews still approve of President Obama's performance, but his approval numbers have dipped. A Gallup Poll released last Friday of religious groups in the United St...
Campaign to buy Israeli goods is launched
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A pro-Israel group has launched an online campaign to buy Israeli goods. StandWithUs announced the Buy Israeli Goods campaign to counter the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and San...