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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 | 6 6 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 | 29 29 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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To name or not to name: Jewish organizations grapple with the Trump question
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Raising Christian money for Jewish causes, a star rabbi earns praise and scorn
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 164 164 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Not just anti-Semitism: ADL boss seeks to broaden group’s reach
by Ben Sales, JTA
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Venice welcomes back Shylock in marking its Jewish history
by Ruth Ellen Gruber, JTA
Aug 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 161 161 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
JStreet met by supporters and protest at the DNC
by Liz Spikol, Special to The Chronicle
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 170 170 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
US police exchange programs pan BLM groups’ call for end to Israeli police training
by Shalle’ McDonald, JNS.org
Aug 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 173 173 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Globe Briefs July 28
by JTA reports
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 171 171 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Can a hobbled EU live up to its promise to combat anti-Semitism and racism?
by Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 180 180 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
A fly (donkey?) on the wall: behind the scenes of the DNC
by Rachel Kurland, Special to The Chronicle
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 180 180 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA — As the Democratic National Convention opened, Democrats were certainly feeling the Bern — also the actual burn because it felt like 500 degrees and humid. (The temperature officially...
How one Tulsa synagogue is baking its way to a better world
by Victor Wishna, JTA
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
TULSA, Okla. — Walk into Congregation B’nai Emunah on any Tuesday afternoon and you’ll barely get through the massive, light-filled foyer before it hits you: an aromatic wave of warm oatmeal and ra...