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Obamacare repeal effort sends jitters through Jewish service groups
NEW YORK — Before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit organized local doctors to provide free care to Jews who lacked health insurance. The Detroit ag...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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After bomb threats, FBI to coordinate with JCCs in ‘new reality’
NEW YORK — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security is assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day. On Wednesday last week...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Europe’s jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?
Is terrorism softening European attitudes toward Israel? When a Palestinian terrorist used a car to ram and kill an Israeli soldier in eastern Jerusalem in 2014, the European Union urged “restraint...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 13
House overwhelmingly approves resolution slamming UN and Obama The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed to condemn a U.N. Security Council anti-settlements resolution and the Obama a...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 6
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects a “new era” when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this month. He said as much at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony Saturday, wh...
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How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
NETANYA, Israel — One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
Just in time for Chanukah comes Secret Hitler, a new social deduction game where players are assigned to be either “liberals” fighting the good fight, or “fascists” who will do whatever it takes to...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 23
Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedma...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
I just had a strange, brief moment of wondering whether my Jewish, atheist family ought to celebrate Christmas. And it all started with one sentence: “Santa Claus brings magic to childhood.” Recent...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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GOP sweep makes one Jew, Eric Cantor, a star, unseats and sidelines many others
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Nov 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A historic Republican sweep of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday has propelled Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the minority whip, to the verge of becoming the highest-ranking Jewi...
Jewish groups’ take on 2010 elections from starkly different views
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish organizations didn’t wait long after the 2010 Election results were in to begin putting their spin on the coast-to-coast outcome. Conservative and Republican groups hailed the results as a r...
When talking peace for Israel, do Diaspora Jews have a role?
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Cloistered away in a snug meeting room with stone-faced walls and arched doorways across from Jerusalem’s Old City, some of the most important Jewish communal leaders in the world came ...
Head games: Jordanians tell Israelis to keep out kipot
by JTA
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Israelis have been asked to leave their yarmulkes at the border when entering Jordan, an Israeli news site reported. An Israeli businessman told Ynet that his yarmulkes were taken and put in a safe...
Eric Cantor could help GOP take the House, but can he win over the Jews?
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Among Jews, the Republican congressional whip from Richmond, Va., likes to play the genteel Southern conservative, the posture that won over his wife, a socially liberal banker from New York. Among...
Palestinian gambit for statehood puts Israel against wall
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Oct 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – With talks at a stalemate and no agreement from the Israelis to reinstate a settlement freeze, the Palestinians are playing a new card: an end game to statehood through an appeal to the...
Not wild about Wilders? Populists' anti-Islam message has European Jewish leaders worried
by Toby Axelrod
JTA
Oct 26, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- Geert Wilders, the rock star of European politics, is riding the crest of a populist tsunami. As the pro-Israel founder of Holland’s Party of Freedom lets loose recently in Berlin, shouti...
Aid convoy enters Gaza
by JTA
Oct 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An international aid convoy entered Gaza from Egypt. The Viva Palestina convoy of nearly 140 vehicles, $5 million in aid and 370 passengers from 30 countries, entered Gaza through the Rafah crossin...
Quebec Orthodox Jews fight bill banning Muslim veils
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO -- Quebec's Orthodox Jewish community is fighting a bill that would ban women from wearing a Muslim face veil when receiving government services. Quebec's proposed legislation would ban the...
Congress notified of Saudi arms deal
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. Defense Department has notified Congress that it is planning to sell $60 billion in advanced military equipment to Saudi Arabia. Israel does not object to the sale, the assistant secretary...