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This Sephardi Jew sees preserving Ladino as ‘act of resistance’ against Trump
One-year-old Vidal doesn’t know the significance behind the lullaby his father sings him at bedtime. He knows it helps him fall asleep, but not that the Ladino song is part of an effort to teach hi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not just prayers: Synagogues are organizing to fight Trump’s agenda
NEW YORK — The day after the presidential election, as congregants gathered in her Brooklyn synagogue to air their feelings, Rabbi Rachel Timoner was already starting to organize against the incomi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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If at first you don’t succeed, add it to the Wall of Rejection
Admitting defeat is the first step to accepting rejection. But what if you get rejected again — and again? On college campuses, the competitive nature to strive to be the best outweighs the reality...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the Jewish artist behind the haunting Purim puppets of Paris
Though he may be one of France’s best-known puppet makers, Michel Nedjar insists he does not really create the acclaimed and haunting figures that he calls his “Purim puppets.” A former tailor’s ap...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel
TEL AVIV — Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro Eskenazi endured to leave the island nation was a mountain of paperwork....
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating 10 years, egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews
NEW YORK — In the upstairs sanctuary of a Manhattan synagogue, a group of rabbis is studying Jewish texts on pluralism and community. One floor below, 22 students are sitting in pairs poring over t...
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Why former US envoy Dan Shapiro keeps staying in Israel
RAANANA, Israel — Dan Shapiro can’t seem to leave Israel. Before stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the country in January, he said he would stay long enough for his daughters to finish the sc...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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J Street in the age of Trump
WASHINGTON — The reality of Donald Trump’s presidency loomed over J Street’s policy conference this week, but J Street leadership and participants at the conference stuck to the dovish, pro-Israel ...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle East big topic at JCPA gathering
WASHINGTON — There were two Steve Bannons at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs gathering this week. At one session, the presidential adviser was the man seeking the “deconstruction of the admin...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons revel in a ‘healthy competition’
TEL AVIV — Noah Roth likes to recall two moments from Israeli marathons in which he’s raced: a competitor in Jerusalem breezing by him in 2010 wearing all-black, haredi Orthodox garb but for a whit...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 24
Chilean official: ‘Israelite’ tourists cannot be barred, can be expelled from hostels A senior official of an entity tied to the Chilean government threatened Israeli tourists after a group was rem...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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French Jewish scholar’s hate speech trial leaves anti-racism activists bitter, divided
The hate speech trial of a prominent French historian charged with calling Arabs innately anti-Semitic is dividing French Jews and sowing dissent within the local equivalent of the Anti-Defamation ...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary
NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial? Do they act as if they are in a place of reverence or mourning? Or do they behave as crowds do at any t...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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The new German anti-Semitism
by Donald Snyder
Forward
Dec 30, 2010 | 11 11 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Muslim teenagers in Hanover attack an Israeli dance troupe, reportedly yelling “Juden raus” as they hurl stones. German leftists march in Berlin with Muslims to protest the 2008–2009 Gaza...
After U.N. votes for Durban III, battle lines are drawn
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
When the original U.N. anti-racism conference, held in Durban, South Africa, in 2001, devolved into an anti-Israel hate fest, Jewish groups around the world were caught unawares. So when the Durban...
Gaza-Israel border heats up as Hamas acquires new weapons
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- After two years of relative quiet since the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, Israel's southern border with Gaza is again becoming volatile. Last week, Gazans fired a rocket into Israel that l...
Firefighter's widow gives birth to baby girl
by JTA
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The widow of a firefighter killed in the Carmel forest fire has given birth to a baby girl. Danny Hayat, 35, was one of three firefighters who rushed to pull prison guards from a bus t...
WikiLeaks: U.S. did not help Dubai assassination investigation
by JTA
Dec 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The United States has reportedly declined a request by the United Arab Emirates to help investigate the assassination of a Hamas leader in a Dubai hotel room. Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was as...
Israeli population in U.S. surges, but exact figures hard to determine
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Dec 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- The number of Israelis living in the United States grew by about 30 percent over the past decade, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau figures. Some 140,323 people living...
Siddur going digital, but not for Shabbat
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Dec 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A major publisher of Jewish books is moving into the digital age while trying to strike a balance between technology and Jewish observance. ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications, which ca...
Palestinians gain ground in PR, diplomatic war
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Dec 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- In the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict, score some recent victories for the Palestinians. It’s not that Israel has given an inch in the territorial dispute over the West Bank,...
Brouhaha in Texas House a Jewish test case for Tea Party
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- In Texas, the Tea Party passed its first Jewish test even before its legislators had been sworn in. Deeply conservative forces in the Lone Star State firmly repudiated the effort by e...
Seattle buses to carry 'Israeli war crimes' ads
by JTA
Dec 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Buses in downtown Seattle will carry advertisements about "Israeli war crimes" to mark the second year since the Gaza war. The Seattle Midwest Awareness Campaign has paid $1,794 to place the advert...