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Globe Briefs May 26
Austrian far-right pol’s narrow loss in presidential runoff provides wake-up call, Jewish groups say European Jewish groups reacted with relief to the victory by a left-wing politician over a far-r...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Anti-Semitism charges stir the calm waters of bucolic Oxford
OXFORD, England — For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene. On a recent Friday night, dozens of recognizably Jewish fami...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New hard-line defense minister said to join Israeli government in surprise turn to right
TEL AVIV — The unity government was about to form: Likud and Labor, right and left, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Isaac Herzog. Then, according to media reports, N...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brazil’s Jews are scaling back on their kids’ birthday extravaganzas
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mini roller-coasters, Ferris wheels, monorails and zip lines are just some of the over-the-top attractions featured at birthday parties for Rio’s privileged under-10 set — includin...
May 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the 2016 election is upending pro-Israel orthodoxies
WASHINGTON — When it comes to Israel, Democrats and Republicans simply do not see eye to eye, and for all their love of Zion, evangelicals will turn out for a candidate who is less than 100 percent...
May 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new film, Yitzhak Rabin narrates his autobiography
“Rabin in his Own Words,” which opened on Friday in New York, Los Angeles and South Florida, is more than a tribute to the two-time Israeli prime minister tragically gunned down in 1995. The aptly ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 12
Steve Gutow named senior political adviser for J Street arm Rabbi Steve Gutow, a longtime Jewish communal activist who guided the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for a decade, will serve as a sen...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy advisers are exactly who you’d expect them to be — which is now rare
WASHINGTON — It’s the season of the unconventional foreign policy adviser: Donald Trump takes advice from his son-in-law and real estate attorney, and Bernie Sanders cites folks who didn’t know the...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Synagogue condos: If you lived here, you could be praying by now
NEW YORK — If there’s one story that sums up the changes afoot on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, a once heavily Jewish neighborhood, it’s the saga surrounding the Anshei Meseritz synagogue. The ...
May 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
Would-be Miami synagogue bomber reportedly was Muslim convert The South Florida man arrested for planning to bomb a Miami synagogue has been publicly identified and charged in federal court. James ...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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A land flowing with milk, honey … and water
Desalination innovation infiltrates Israel’s economy Even as one of the world’s smallest countries, Israel is in its second decade of progress toward tackling one of the world’s largest problems: w...
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As congregations shrink, cantors become rabbis — and work as both
MIAMI — After 30 years as a cantor, Mark Kula, who spent more than two decades at a Miami-area Conservative synagogue, became a rabbi. To make this happen, Kula didn’t have to withdraw from his lon...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 28
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
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Hip-hop artist turned Orthodox Jew murdered in Brooklyn
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A former hip-hop record executive who became an Orthodox Jew was gunned down in Brooklyn on Thursday night. Yoseph Robinson, 34, was shot to death at MB Vineyards in Flatbush, a kosher liquor store...
Barak names new military chief of staff
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Defense Minister Ehud Barak named a new chief of staff for Israel's military in the wake of a scandal involving his choice. Barak on Sunday named Maj.-Gen. Yoav Galant to replace curre...
NBA's Dwight Howard to visit Israel
by JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- NBA All-Star Dwight Howard will visit Israel to hold a basketball clinic for teens. Howard, of the Orlando Magic, and several former NBA All-Stars will also scrimmage against the Macca...
Knicks' Soudemire says he is practicing Jew
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Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks reportedly said he is a practicing Jew "spiritually and culturally." Stoudemire, who last month visited Israel on a spiritual journey to explore his Jewish r...
New sites make shul an online-only experience
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO – On a recent weekday, Rivka Bowlin led mincha, the afternoon prayer service, from her home in Louisville, Ky. Her fellow worshipers were in Atlanta, Detroit and Oakland, Calif., watc...
Algerian aid ship departs for Gaza
by JTA
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
An aid ship sponsored by the Algerian government departed for Gaza. The ship, which left an Algerian port Thursday, had religious and political leaders on board. It also carried food, medicine, and...
U.N. wants to clarify Israel-Lebanon border
by JTA
Aug 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.N peacekeeping force in Lebanon wants to clearly mark the border between Israel and Lebanon after a deadly clash. Maj. Gen. Alberto Asarta Cuevas of UNIFIL, the United Nations Interim Force i...
Hillel students and professionals gear up to face anti-Israel campus activism
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel students and professionals gear up to face anti-Israel campus activism ST. LOUIS -- Amanda Boris is nervous about what she’ll face when classes resume at the University of Wisconsin later th...
Barclays to pay $298 million in sanctions settlement
by JTA
Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Barclays Bank will pay $298 million to settle charges that it violated U.S. sanctions by conducting transactions with clients in Iran, Cuba, Libya, Sudan and Myanmar. According to cou...
Harvard says it's not divesting from Israel
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Aug 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Harvard University said the sale of some of its investments in Israel was not politically motivated and it is not divesting from Israel. Harvard spokesman John Longbrake told Foreign ...