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In reviewing ‘Hobby Lobby’ opinion, Jews see reasons to diverge over Neil Gorsuch
WASHINGTON — On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, based in Denver, handed down a decision that would make history a year later when it was upheld by the Supreme Court: ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerusalem art school fosters design talent among students with disabilities
JERUSALEM — The shrapnel that exploded into Asaf Ventura took a lot away from him: His body and brain were shredded, his right hand was mangled. He was unable to fire his gun, swing his tennis racq...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-wing groups ramp up protests of Trump’s Israel policies
WASHINGTON — Left-wing Jewish groups have launched a string of protests in response to confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel and Trump’s meeting with I...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 17
Marine Le Pen: No more dual nationalities for Israelis Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, said she favored making it illegal to be a dual citizen of France and ot...
Feb 16, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their community and city to the many foreigners in town for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The ...
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With full Talmud translation, online library hopes to make sages accessible
NEW YORK — For centuries, studying a page of the Talmud has come with a bevy of barriers to entry. Written mostly in Aramaic, the Talmud in its most commonly printed form also lacks punctuation or ...
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Reform movement’s challenge: protesting Trump and remaining inclusive
NEW YORK — Reform Jewish leaders largely oppose President Donald Trump’s policies — and they haven’t been shy about saying so since his election. They’ve marched in the streets by the thousands. Th...
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How Israel’s travel bans are — and aren’t — like Trump’s
TEL AVIV — Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying “a wall protects.” With ...
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Outside the synagogue, intermarried are forming community with each other
NEW YORK — Leading up to their wedding in 2012, Julianne and Jason Kanter hadn’t really discussed how they would incorporate their respective religions into their home. Julianne was raised by Catho...
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In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews
With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39...
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Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees
NEW YORK — More than 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his nat...
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Dutch Jewish wedding film from 1939 shines light on doomed community
AMSTERDAM — The Jews of Friesland, a region in the northern Netherlands, are not known for stories with happy endings. During the Holocaust, Friesland’s vibrant Jewish community was forever obliter...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech disguises
NEW YORK — A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came fr...
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Brazil and Argentina recognize Palestine -- why now?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Many in Latin America and around the world were asking one question following the news that Brazil and Argentina had recognized the state of Palestine in the West Bank: Why now? Among the answers, ...
Poll: Slight majority of Israeli Jews unfavorable to Obama
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A slight majority of Jewish Israelis has negative views of President Obama, but his supporters are more numerous than previously reported, according to a poll. The Brookings Instituti...
Kissinger: Gassing Jews would not be a U.S. problem
by JTA
Dec 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Henry Kissinger is heard saying on newly released Nixon tapes that the genocide of Soviet Jews would not be an American concern. The tapes chronicle President Richard Nixon's obsessio...
PM addresses JNF backers on need to rebuild
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel must not only restore the forest and homes that were destroyed by last week’s fire in the Carmel Mountains, its prime minister said, it must also build a airborne firefighting capacity to pu...
Capturing Israel's disaster in photos
by JTA
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Israelis look back on fire that shook nation
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Dec 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Just days after the fires that destroyed over 12,000 acres of forest, 100 homes and countless trees were extinguished on Monday, Israelis are now beginning to take stock of the damage and look to t...
The Obama White House — and Washington — celebrate Chanuka
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Chanuka is a story of a people standing alone to keep its lights aflame. This year in Washington, the message was of a people standing with friends — and even the not-so-friendly — to ...
With Berlusconi tottering, Israel-Italy ties appear safe
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Dec 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- Dogged by sex and corruption scandals, a revolt by former political allies, and WikiLeaks’ revelations that U.S. diplomats consider him “feckless” and a mouthpiece for Russian leader Vladim...
Teen arrested after admitting to starting Israeli fire
by JTA
Dec 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A 14-year-old resident of the Druze village of Ussfiya was arrested after admitting to starting the fire that destroyed much of the Carmel Forest. The teen reportedly said he was smoki...
Helen Thomas makes more public anti-Semitic remarks
by JTA
Dec 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Helen Thomas made more anti-Semitic comments in a public forum, causing her alma mater to drop an award named for the longtime journalist. “We are owned by the propagandists against the Arabs. Ther...