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Globe Briefs September 23
British gov’t minister warns municipal councils considering Israel boycott A British Cabinet minister threatened to take investment decisions away from municipal councils if they choose to boycott ...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Obama’s $38B aid package to Israel comes with caveats: It’s generous, but on his terms
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s near parting gift to Israel, a guarantee of $38 billion in defense assistance over a decade, distills into a single document what he’s been saying throughout e...
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Israel’s World Baseball Classic team expects to feel at home playing in Brooklyn
What is likely the strongest squad of Jewish players ever assembled figures to have a home-field advantage, too, as Team Israel aims to reach the next round of the World Baseball Classic. The club’...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 16
184 U.S. synagogues pledge to welcome, support refugees Some 184 Jewish congregations and communities in the U.S. signed a pledge of support for refugees, promising to take action to help those see...
Sep 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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As Chabad grows in Africa, hardy rabbis encounter crime and spirituality
Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a dark street. Notik — a follower of the ...
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Donkey redemption a rare ritual in Judaism
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Torah is specific when it describes what a Jew should do about his first fruits, his first harvest and his first-born male children. Is it any wonder that it is equally prec...
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Poll: Israeli Jews favor Hillary, but say Trump is better for Israel ‘policy’
JERUSALEM — Most Israeli Jews would prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump as the next president of the United States — even though more of them think Trump would be better for the “Israeli gover...
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Muslims look to Jewish example in campaigning for school days off
NEW YORK — When Jessica Abdelnabbi-Berrocal wanted her local public schools in Jersey City, N.J., to close for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in September, she looked to her Jewish heritage. Th...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs September 9
Defense minister: Israel to follow court order to demolish Amona settlement Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said the Jewish state will raze the West Bank settlement of Amona by the Dec. 2...
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Bernie Sanders’ new movement endorses candidates with a range of Israel views
WASHINGTON — A Florida state senator caught up in a boycott-Israel controversy. A Wisconsin state representative who combated anti-Israel bias on his campus. The diversity of Israel-related outlook...
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Why do Florida’s Orthodox Jews support Trump? Because they fear Clinton
NEW YORK — Rebecca Raab was shopping recently in a South Florida Costco, wearing the trademark Orthodox outfit of a long skirt and baseball cap, when an employee waved to her and said “Shalom! We’r...
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Anti-immigrant and white supremacist, maybe. But is the alt-right anti-Semitic?
WASHINGTON — Can you go alt-right without going anti-Semitic? The movement that has emerged from conservatism — and in some ways has turned against it — appears to be nudging its way into the Ameri...
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Once a prop for anti-Semites, the Talmud makes a comeback in Russia
A century ago, passages from the Talmud were translated into Russian to be used as evidence in the anti-Semitic show trial of Menahem Mendel Beilis, a Jew charged with — and eventually acquitted of...
Sep 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Op-Ed: Israel, a fall guy unto the nations?
by Shai Franklin
JTA
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Let’s not be fooled. The opening weeks of the United Nations General Assembly feature numerous side meetings between Jewish organizations and dozens of visiting dignitaries. Many of the...
Meeting again with Jewish leaders, Abbas broaches substance
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- For Mahmoud Abbas and U.S. Jewish leaders, their second date featured a little more substance and a little less flirtation. And this time the Palestinian Authority president brought a...
Plastic bags pose eco-threat long after they’re thrown away
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard conflicting reports regarding how long it really takes for a plastic grocery bag to decompose. Can you set the record straight? — Martha Blount, San Diego Researchers fea...
With wineries and tourism, settlers try to rebrand settlements for Israeli public
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Sep 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
PSAGOT, West Bank — Inside the cool of a cavernous wine cellar stacked high with oak barrels of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the tensions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seem to fade away eve...
Without memberships, young adults still find synagogues for High Holy Days
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Sep 24, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Jonah Paul doesn’t belong to a synagogue. He’s a Jewishly active — if not religious — financial analyst who has been living in Pittsburgh for about a year. He grew up in a Reform family, attending ...
Martin Peretz dropped as Harvard event speaker
by JTA
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Martin Peretz has been dropped as a speaker from a Harvard University event. Peretz, the editor in chief of The New Republic and a former Harvard professor, had been scheduled to speak at the 50th ...
Israel ready to negotiate with Syria, Peres tells U.N.
by JTA
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel is ready to enter peace negotiations with Syria "right away," Shimon Peres told the United Nations General Assembly. In his address Monday in New York to the international body'...
Olmert: U.S. offered to absorb 100,000 Palestinians
by JTA
Sep 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush offered to absorb 100,000 Palestinian refugees if Israel and the Palestinians reached a peace deal, Ehud Olmert said. The for...
Abbas threatens to resign if talks fail
by JTA
Sep 19, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to resign if peace talks with Israel fail. Abbas made a statement indicating that he would quit over a failure of the recen...
Israel study program providing seed money for U.S. colleges
by JTA
Sep 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The MASA study-in-Israel initiative is giving eight U.S. colleges or systems a total of $400,000 over the next two years. MASA will give $50,000 each to Arizona State University, Barnar...