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Israeli rabbinate ‘blacklisting’ American rabbis
Some 160 rabbis, including several prominent American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish ident...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fed-up Reform leaders are thinking twice about their donations to Israel
NEW YORK — Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting...
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How Gaza’s electricity crisis could spell trouble for Israel
JERUSALEM — An internal Palestinian dispute has left Gaza’s nearly 2 million Palestinian residents dangerously vulnerable to a heat wave, but Israel could get burned, too. The West Bank Palestinian...
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Here’s why Israel and India’s leaders couldn’t get enough of each other
WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of ...
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Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was smitten....
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 7
Jewish couple marries on Temple Mount despite ban An Israeli couple married on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem despite rules prohibiting Jews from carrying out religious rituals at Judaism’s holiest ...
Jul 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
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PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
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The West Bank’s world-class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements
PSAGOT, West Bank — Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a coin dat...
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Netanyahu defends suspending the Western Wall agreement
American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minis...
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This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition
AMSTERDAM — Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecu...
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How these teachers learned to teach the Holocaust
NEW YORK — When Megan Corbin was in school, she learned about the Holocaust as an optimistic story. Her grade school, she said, “highlighted Anne Frank as the voice of hope, and that really wasn’t ...
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After Jerusalem attack, US experts warn Islamic State may be coming to Israel
JERUSALEM — When the Islamic State claimed credit for an attack on Israeli soil for the first time and vowed to strike again, the response here was not fear but incredulity. Israeli officials gener...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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British Jewry feels left behind amid the election turmoil
Nearly 50 years after she left her native South Africa for Britain to escape apartheid, Sharon Klaff again is finding herself unable to imagine a future for her family in her country and society be...
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Abbas denounces murders in Itamar on Israel Radio
by JTA
Mar 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called the killing of five members of a Jewish family "despicable," "inhuman and immoral." "A human being is not capable of something like...
White House slams Alan Gross’ 15-year sentence
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Mar 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration condemned the 15 year sentence a Cuban court handed down to Alan Gross. The court on Saturday sentenced Gross, 61, of Maryland to 15 years in prison from crim...
Jewish groups rap terror hearings focused on Muslims
by JTA
Mar 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A number of Jewish groups have expressed concern at congressional hearings on terrorism that focus on Islam. "Homegrown Muslim extremists pose a real threat to the United States, but ...
Knesset committee to discuss J Street
by JTA
Mar 10, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli Knesset committee will hold a hearing on the activities of J Street. The Knesset Immigration, Absorption and Public Diplomacy Committee said Wednesday that the hearing on J ...
Brandeis Hillel rejects Jewish Voice for Peace
by JTA
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The Brandeis University Hillel voted to reject Jewish Voice for Peace as a member group. Andrea Wexler, student president of the Hillel chapter at the suburban Boston school, explained in a letter ...
Torahs saved
by Chabad
Mar 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Police Detective Chris Bell of Christchurch, New Zealand, retrieves two Torah scrolls from the Chabad house rubble in Christchurch, Wednesday, March 2. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the ci...
At Berkeley campus, Jewish students on far left and far right on Israel talk about their motivations
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Mar 08, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
BERKELEY, Calif. (JTA) -- It’s March, which means the days get longer and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict heats up on campuses across North America with the annual staging of Israel Apartheid Week...
America's new face in Tel Aviv? Shapiro expected to garner ambassadorship
by Adam Kredo
Washington Jewish Week
Mar 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- When Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell sat down for an interview before a crowd of nearly 1,000 last year, his interlocutor, New York Times columnist David Brooks, wondered why ...
Alan Gross’ trial in Cuba ends
by JTA
Mar 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The trial of Jewish U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, jailed in Cuba for over a year, has ended, with a verdict expected in the coming days. Gross' trial for allegedly perpetrating "acts again...
FSU Jewish women take women's case to U.N., D.C.
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Mar 06, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
When Elena Kalnitskaya of Ukraine talked about her organization’s women’s empowerment projects at a United Nations conference last week, she was presenting the face of social progress in her countr...