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JERUSALEM — “It’s time to build,” reads the tagline of the Temple Institute’s latest YouTube video. The phrase encapsulates the group’s controversial mission to rally Jews to reconstruct the Temple...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Belgian high school ‘proud’ of teacher honored at Iran’s Holocaust cartoon show
Faculty at a Catholic high school in Belgium said they were proud of a senior teacher who won an award and a cash prize at Iran’s controversial cartoon contest about the Holocaust. Luc Descheemaeke...
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Hacked George Soros documents detail plans to fight Israel’s ‘racist’ policies
WASHINGTON — Hacked emails show that the Open Society Foundations led by Jewish billionaire George Soros have as an objective “challenging Israel’s racist and anti-democratic policies” in internati...
Aug 18, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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San Miguel de Allende plays host to CHESMA, a group catering to expat Jews and conversos
It’s a warm Friday evening in San Miguel de Allende, an historic colonial town about four hours north of Mexico City that’s become a popular destination for American and Canadian ex-pats and touris...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 11
Boston protestors call on community relations group to retract criticism of Black Lives Matter platform A group of activists demanded the Boston Jewish Community Relations Council retract its recen...
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question
WASHINGTON — “This condemnation is against you personally,” the Jewish War Veterans said earlier this week, concluding its message to Donald Trump. “You, Mr. Trump, deserve our contempt.” If the si...
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Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
PARIS — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the city’s Great Synagogue for a private ...
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Not just anti-Semitism: ADL boss seeks to broaden group’s reach
NEW YORK — For more than a century, the Anti-Defamation League has been known as a group that combats anti-Semitism. But one year after taking the group’s helm, Jonathan Greenblatt wants it to focu...
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Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history
VENICE, Italy — Two weeks ago, an international, multilingual cast performed Shakespeare’s controversial play “The Merchant of Venice” in the secluded main plaza of the city’s historic Jewish Ghett...
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JStreet met by supporters and protest at the DNC
PHILADELPHIA — It was a star-studded evening at the National Museum of American Jewish History July 27, at least in terms of Democratic National Convention star-power. The self-described “pro-Israe...
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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US police exchange programs pan BLM groups’ call for end to Israeli police training
On July 18, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed publicly told a group affiliated with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that his city would continue to allow the Atlanta Police Department (APD) to be trai...
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Globe Briefs July 28
Detroit advocacy group forms partnership with American Jewish Committee The Jewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan Detroit has entered into a partnership with the American Jewish Commit...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can a hobbled EU live up to its promise to combat anti-Semitism and racism?
When the late Austro-Hungarian aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi attended church on Good Friday, his father would famously cause a scene, storming out when the liturgy came to the anti-Semi...
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‘Son of Saul’: For Claims Conference, Oscar nominee was a big gamble
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN — Set amid a 1944 prisoner uprising at Auschwitz, “Son of Saul” stood out as a long shot when its producers first applied for funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Ge...
State representative honored for work on school choice
by Marissa Stern, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 70 70 recommendations | email to a friend
State Rep. Jim Christiana (R-District 15) was recently honored with the Pennsylvania School Choice Champion Award during National School Choice Week in Lancaster, Pa. The award, presented by PA CAP...
Years after raid, Postville, Iowa’s Jewish community is smaller, more self-reliant
by Josh Tapper, JTA
Feb 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
POSTVILLE, Iowa — On a frigid evening late last month, Aron Schimmel, the Chabad emissary here, sat in a deli at the back of the glatt kosher supermarket sipping from a can of Israeli mango juice. ...
Ezra Nawi’s arrest after undercover sting enrages right and left alike
by Ben Sales, JTA
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The footage, aired on a respected Israeli news show, appeared damning: a left-wing activist, driving through the West Bank, casually describing how he has turned Palestinian real estate ...
Globe Briefs February 4
by JTA reports
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Jerusalem grand mufti condemns Western Wall agreement The grand mufti of Jerusalem has condemned the agreement approved by Israel’s Cabinet to establish an egalitarian prayer area at the Western Wa...
Meet the Israeli composer of Indian Muslim music who collaborates with Radiohead’s guitarist
by Gabe Friedman, JTA
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
For most musicians working in the underappreciated genre of world music, recording an album with Jonny Greenwood, the guitarist of the famed English rock band Radiohead, would be something of a pip...
Day school groups plan merger: New national organization to speak for 375 day schools
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Regional day school heads are expressing support for a merger of five North American Jewish day school organizations. Those groups represent more than 375 schools from across the denominational spe...
The country’s tastiest chicken will soon be kosher
by By Victor Wishna JTA
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
LINDSBORG, Kan. — Thousands of birds strutted around like rambunctious kids at recess — six varieties of turkey and nearly 40 breeds of chicken, duck and geese. As soon as a stranger stepped into t...
French Jews, struggling to find work in Israel, consider going home
by By Cnaan Liphshiz JTA
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
RAANANA, Israel — Before she traded her native France for Israel, Catherine Berdah ran a successful drug store in an affluent suburb on the eastern edge of Paris. A 50-year-old pharmacist with a ma...
In Palestinian city of the future, few residents and charges of collusion with Israel
by By Yardena Schwartz JTA
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
RAWABI, West Bank — Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer. Born in the Palestinian city of Nablus in 1961, as a teenager Masri was apprehended and jailed by Israel eigh...