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A French Jew’s killing provides a test for the new Macron administration
Before he threw Sarah Halimi to her death from a window of her third-story apartment in Paris, 27-year-old Kobili Traore called his Jewish neighbor “Satan” and cried out for Allah. These and other ...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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80 percent of Reform rabbis are Democrats, most of any other clergy
NEW YORK — The vast majority of Reform and Conservative rabbis affiliate as Democrats, according to a new study. The study, published Sunday by Yale University, found that more than 80 percent of R...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli Arab transgender beauty queen opens up about her story
WASHINGTON — The Israeli Embassy marked LGBT Pride Month with a reception for Jewish and Israeli activists and leaders. About 100 people attended the event, which featured an address by Talleen Abu...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Discovery of hidden text prompts new approach to biblical digs in Israel
The recent discovery of a previously invisible inscription on the back of an ancient pottery shard, that was on display at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum for over 50 years, has prompted Tel Aviv Univers...
Jun 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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This dating site connects Jews of Middle Eastern descent
NEW YORK — These days, there’s a dating site or app for just about any group you can imagine, from men with beards (and their admirers) to a farmers-only site. There’s even an app that matches peop...
Jun 15, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish leaders deny pro-Israel pressure led California university to cancel faculty hire
A professor at a central California university says pro-Israel groups pressured the school to disband a search committee for a Middle East studies professor. But local Jewish leaders cast doubt on ...
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These young Jews are optimistic about their future in Europe
BERLIN — It’s a drizzly Saturday morning in May. Some 160 young Jews, mostly European and ranging from Orthodox to secular, have come to the Hotel Berlin to talk about everything under the sun. Wel...
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Israel braces for its latest battlefront: the sea
Amid a quiet yet massive arms race between Israel and Hezbollah, both sides are preparing for the possibility of a war branching out to sea.   The new reality for Israel’s navy is that Hezbollah an...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel’s government is right wing, but it’s taking climate change seriously
One of Israel’s strongest condemnations of Donald Trump wasn’t about the peace process. It didn’t concern Trump’s broken promise to relocate the U.S. Embassy, or his reported leak of Israeli intell...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kirk Douglas: How the 100-year-old found true love
LOS ANGELES — When movie star Kirk Douglas married Anne Buydens in Las Vegas, the justice of the peace asked Anne to raise her hand and repeat after him, “I take thee, Kirk, for my lawful husband.”...
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An Israeli’s alphabet combines Hebrew and Arabic to promote understanding
TEL AVIV — Middle East peace may remain out of reach, but at least the Hebrew and Arabic languages have found a compromise. Israeli typography designer Liron Lavi Turkenich has created a stylized w...
Jun 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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How the Six-Day War changed American Jews
NEW YORK — On the morning of June 5, 1967, as Arab armies and Israel clashed following weeks of tension, Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg sat anxious amid his congregants at daily prayers — fearful th...
Jun 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 26
Prominent Connecticut rabbi ordered to pay $20M to former student The founding rabbi of a Connecticut yeshiva must pay $20 million to a man who claims the rabbi raped and sexually molested him hund...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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Iranian warships enter Suez Canal
by JTA
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Two Iranian warships reportedly entered the Suez Canal, the first to pass through since Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution. The ships entered the canal for the 10- to 12-hour crossing on T...
Israeli among dead, Chabad House destroyed in New Zealand quake
by JTA
Feb 22, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia -- An Israeli backpacker is among the dozens killed in an earthquake that devastated the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. At least 65 people are reported dead and many buildings...
Israeli eco tourism welcomes Central Asian portable dwelling
by Karen Chernick
Green Prophet
Feb 18, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
If you don’t know what a yurt is, have no fear. Most people don’t (including yours truly). But yurts, with their portability, suitability for nature trips, and simple low-tech structures are highly...
Palestinians say U.N. resolution will get vote
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Feb 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Backed by Arab states, the Palestinians are pressing ahead with a United Nations Security Council resolution that slams Israel for settlement building. The Palestinian delegation said...
Israeli embassies threatened, may close
by JTA
Feb 16, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Four Israeli embassies may be closed after receiving serious threats. Israel's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that security at the embassies, which it did not identify, had increased to...
Anti-Semitic fliers attack Emanuel
by Release
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Fliers with anti-Semitic messages directed against Chicago mayoral front-runner Rahm Emanuel were distributed on a train line that runs through the city. The flier, distributed at a Chicago Transit...
Bandage that helped save lives in Giffords shooting has Israeli backstory
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Feb 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Israel changed Gabrielle Giffords’ life when the budding politician first visited the country in 2001 and it drew her close to Judaism. After the Arizona congresswoman was shot in the...
Jewish groups congratulate Egypt, hope for continued peace
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Feb 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- In initial statements, Jewish groups congratulated Egyptians on ousting Hosni Mubarak and expressed hope for continued peace with Israel. "The demonstrations by the people of Egypt ag...
Mubarak Refuses to Step Down (as being reported by the New York Times)
Feb 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Battle over Mideast transit ads heating up across U.S.
by Ben Harris
JTA
Feb 09, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- With public bickering over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict already having spilled over into university student senates, corporate pension boards and even local farmers markets, the lat...