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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The final divorce? For Ramallah’s ma in The Hague, ICC plan is reluctant duty
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those an...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Referendum stalemate: Court appeal for N.Y. election may stall vote for months, years
All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified two weeks ago by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election ...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Encounters with Rabbi Freundel leave many questions unanswered
Bethany Mandel was raised in an interfaith family with a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. As an adult, she found herself increasingly tugged by her Jewish roots. In her search for identity, s...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100
JERUSALEM — Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing humanitarian relief to Jews around the globe, ha...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid drought, Jewish groups push conservation agenda
LOS ANGELES — Devorah Brous’ San Fernando Valley home is shaded by green trees, studded with 19 fruit trees and patrolled by a pair of affable chickens that strut around the backyard. But at the mo...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tensions rise in eastern Jerusalem neighborhood after 200 Jews move in
JERUSALEM — Jewish- and Arab-Israeli residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan disagree on whether the neighborhood is historically Jewish or Arab. They disagree about whether Israeli Jews ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli teens' suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF
JERUSALEM -- The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them. Marwan Kawasme and...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rick Perry speaks about his indictment
Proudly flaunting the list of liberal pundits who have criticized his recent indictment on two felony charges, Rick Perry, the staunchly pro-Israel Texas governor and likely GOP presidential candid...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hamas executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers
Hamas has executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers during the past couple of weeks over fears that they could pass along information to Israel, according to the Israel news site Mako , citing a sou...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Counterattack: Israel’s information PR blitz is finding its mark
Israel has been taking its licks in the international arena since it launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza on July 8. But criticism of Israel was actually worse during Israel’s l...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increasingly, Israel’s critics blame the Jews
Set back from a main street on one side and obscured by trees and shrubs on another, it’s easy to miss Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue in a residential North Miami Beach neighborhood. “We don...
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The images missing from the Gaza war
There's no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict. We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneuvers and Israeli army footage of H...
Aug 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Did Sweden fumble controversy, or did Israel overreact?
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A Swedish newspaper is pushing forward with its far-fetched claims that the Israeli army harvested body organs from Palestinians. But for many Israel watchers the debate has shifted to w...
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit's 23rd birthday to be marked with events in U.S.
by JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Events marking the 23rd birthday of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will be held around the United States on Friday. The Jewish Agency for Israel is organizing about a dozen ceremonies to hon...
Israel’s Air Force retaliates for mortar fire at Israel from Gaza
by JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s Air Force attacked a Palestinian smuggling tunnel connecting Gaza and Egypt in retaliation for mortar fire at Israel from Gaza. Three Palestinians were killed in the attack early Tuesday m...
Florida governor placed prayer notes in Western Wall to prevent hurricanes
by JTA
Aug 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The governor of Florida said he placed prayer notes in the Western Wall asking God to prevent hurricanes from hitting his state. In a talk to a group of real estate agents last Friday, Gov. Charlie...
The price of waiting for indictments in Olmert, Lieberman cases
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — When a handful of rabbis, mayors and public officials were among the 44 people arrested last month in New Jersey, capping an FBI corruption probe of many y ears, the suspects were hauled...
Swedish newspaper accuses Israeli soldiers of harvesting human organs from Palestinians
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A leading Swedish newspaper accused Israeli soldiers of harvesting human organs from Palestinians. In a large spread in its culture section, the Swedish daily Aftonbladet reported that young Palest...
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discuss strategic relations
by JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Israeli President Shimon Peres and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discussed strengthening strategic relations between the two countries. The leaders met Tuesday in Russia at Medvedev’s summer re...
Day schools taking measures to prevent swine flu's spread
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Some schools are pouring bleach over desks. Others are stocking bathrooms with anti-bacterial soap.As summer vacation nears an end and students set to return to classrooms, Jewish school...
Nuclear reactor experiment under investigation
by JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
An independent committee will investigate a report that Dimona nuclear reactor employees drank uranium as part of an experiment. The director of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission appointed the co...
Conservative columnist Robert Novak dies
by JTA
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Robert Novak, the Jewish-born influential conservative columnist who often criticized Israel, has died. Novak died Tuesday in Washington after a long struggle with brain cancer. He was 78. Writing ...