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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...
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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...
Apr 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chasidic fathers released from jail
by JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Haredi Orthodox fathers who defied a court order to send their daughters to an integrated Ashkenazi-Sephardic school were released from jail. Sunday's decision by the Israeli Supreme C...
Op-Ed: UC Irvine sets standard with suspension
by Jordan Fruchtman
JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
IRVINE, Calif. -- The University of California, Irvine administration recently recommended the suspension of the Muslim Student Union (MSU) from campus for one academic year for violating four sepa...
New Zealand Jews plan to fight for shechitah
by Dan Goldberg
JTA
Jun 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia – Barring a last-minute policy reversal, Jewish leaders in New Zealand appear certain to launch legal action against the government over its controversial new law banning kosher s...
Riding the French countryside in the Jewish-Muslim friendship bus
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Jun 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
BESANCON, France -- On a hot afternoon in early June, an unusual looking bus is parked in the central square of this historic city in eastern France. Passers-by cast sidelong glances at the brightl...
Israeli wealthy class grows, transforming a country
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Jun 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
HERZLIYA PITUACH, Israel -- Some of the wealthiest Israelis live on Galei Tchelet Street in this coastal town on a narrow road that seems to groan under the weight of its many mansions. Rooftops an...
OU, Reform weigh in on Kagan
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Two major Jewish religious groups weighed in on Elana Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court. The Orthodox Union, while noting that it does not endorse nominees, said in a letter to ...
Ehud Barak critical of razing Palestinian houses
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak criticized a plan to redevelop an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood that would raze 22 Palestinian houses. Barak, in the United States for talks with Obama administ...
American travelers warned to exercise caution in Israel
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. State Department warned Americans to "exercise a high degree of caution" while traveling in highly trafficked areas in Israel. It also said that Americans should avoid West Bank demonstrat...
Hamas again rejects Red Cross-Shalit visit
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Hamas has turned down another official request from the International Red Cross to visit Gilad Shalit in the Gaza Strip. Israel Radio reported Wednesday that the terrorist group that ru...
Ban upheld on ‘peaceful’ aid to terror groups
by JTA
Jun 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal law forbidding support for peaceful activities to terrorist organizations. In the case of Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project, the court on Monda...