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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Israeli confab, searching for ‘silver-bullet solutions’ to Europe’s migrant crisis
The influx of migrants and refugees into Europe has presented that continent’s leaders and policymakers with some of their greatest current challenges. Those challenges “defy silver-bullet solution...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orlando and Tel Aviv shootings highlight American-Israeli dichotomy on guns
In a span of less than a week, deadly shooting sprees at the hands of gunmen associated with terror movements rocked Orlando and Tel Aviv. In America, the deadliest mass-murder attack since Sept. 1...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slamming Muslim ban, Jewish Republicans still split on Trump
NEW YORK — Jewish Republicans are criticizing Donald Trump for his renewed call to ban Muslim immigration, although few of his Jewish supporters seem to be reconsidering their endorsement of the pr...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top officials put a Jewish stamp on the Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories when the competition gets underw...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 9
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order against BDS New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. The order signed Sund...
Jun 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel takes anti-boycott fight to halls of United Nations
UNITED NATIONS — It was an incongruous sight: The U.N. General Assembly hall filled to capacity with 1,500 cheering people waving miniature Israeli flags and singing “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national a...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Camps ‘cautious but calm’ on Zika
WASHINGTON — As summer approaches — and with mosquito season already underway — area camps are adding a possible concern to the usual ones of sunburn and swimming mishaps. That’s the Zika virus, de...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Israel heavyweights press hard for two states
WASHINGTON — In a rare and sharp split with Israeli government policy, a group of Jewish community leaders want to get a proposal for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the...
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 2
London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism Newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan endorsed a pledge co-signed by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dems’ platform panel has Israel critics, friends
The Democratic Party platform-drafting committee is top-heavy with veterans of political battles over Israel — some friendly, some critical, and including at least one major backer of the boycott, ...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sense of siege in Kiryas Joel amid FBI raids and scrutiny of yeshivas
NEW YORK — Even before FBI investigators descended last week on the Satmar Chasidic village of Kiryas Joel, there was a growing sense in this insular community that it and its unique way of life we...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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More men making monthly mikvah dunks as menstrual rite
by Uriel Heilman, JTA
Dec 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Mikvah night has an unusual meaning in the Ozur Bass household. As for many observant Jewish women, it’s the night each month that Janet Ozur Bass immerses in the mikvah ritual bath foll...
Gentrification — via gardening — slowly comes to derelict South Tel Aviv
by Debra Kamin, JTA
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — The teeming blocks around this city’s New Central Bus Station are anything but scenic. Packed with humanity at every hour of the day, they are dizzying monuments to urban blight: equal p...
Deciphering satellite photos, soldiers with autism take on key roles in IDF
by Ben Sales, JTA
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV — Sitting in front of a computer at the center of Israel’s largest army base, a soldier stares at the screen, moving pixel by pixel over a satellite photograph, picking out details and fin...
Globe Briefs December 17
by JTA Reports
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews for Jesus denounces Vatican’s no-converting-Jews policy The Jews for Jesus organization has denounced the Vatican for saying the Catholic Church must not try to convert Jews to Christianity. D...
Ayman Odeh brings his message of shared history — and destiny — to America
by Ron Kampeas, JTA
Dec 17, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Ayman Odeh travels the land of his heroes, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, but prefers to deliver paeans to their inspiration not in their native English, but in Hebrew and Arabi...
David Bernstein, former David Project chief, tapped to head JCPA
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Hours after the announcement that he would be the next head of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and weeks before he starts work, David Bernstein was asked his first public affairs question: Wh...
New faces on campus: Half of today’s Jewish students are children of intermarriage
by David Holzel, Special to The Chronicle
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Orwigsburg, in East-Central Pennsylvania, is a town of fewer than 3,000 people. Maggie Moss grew up there with her parents and two sisters. “We were one of the only Jewish families in ...
With Israeli-EU relations strained, Netanyahu looks toward Asia
by Ben Sales, JTA
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, sat kitty-corner in armchairs at this week’s international climate summit near Paris, talking and laughing. “We ...
Globe Briefs December 10
by JTA
Dec 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Women light Chanukah candles at Western Wall About 100 women gathered at the Western Wall to light Chanukah candles. Security guards permitted 20 women to enter with their menorahs but then attempt...
For Jimmy Carter’s chief of staff, being Jewish was a family secret
by Sarah Wildman, JTA
Dec 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Hamilton Jordan, President Jimmy Carter’s wunderkind adviser and chief of staff, discovered at age 20 that his family’s story wasn’t a straightforward Christian Southern experience. At the cemetery...