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Sephardic vogue, Argentine immigrants fuel rapid Jewish revival in Spain
ROTA, Spain — While setting up a synagogue at the American naval base where she works, Ahuvah (Amanda) Gipson made something of a bitter-sweet discovery. Rifling through a storage area at the spraw...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuba releases Jewish-American contractor amid spy swap
U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was imprisoned by the Cuban government for five years, returned home to Maryland Wednesday in what is being dubbed by many as a Chanukah miracle. Sen. Barbara Mikuls...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new Israeli elections, security issues returning to fore
TEL AVIV — This government was supposed to be different. During the last election campaign in 2012, Israelis seemed to tire of the existential issues that have plagued the country for decades. Bare...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton, at Saban Forum, endorses Obama’s Middle East policy
WASHINGTON — From the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace to nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Rodham Clinton is endorsing President Barack Obama’s Israel-related positions. Clinton, who was Obama’s...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Organization representing Israeli settlements reaches out to world Jewry, politicians
Israelis living in the West Bank have a new message to politicians and world Jewry: The two-state solution is no solution. Members of the Yesha Council, an umbrella organization that represents the...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 4
Australia’s capital gets first official rabbi to lead Jewish community The Jewish community in Australia’s capital inaugurated its first official full-time rabbi. Rabbi Alon Meltzer, 26, of New Zea...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu fires Lapid, Livni, moving Israel closer to early elections
TEL AVIV — For the second time in about two years, Israel appears to be headed toward elections. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a news conference Tuesday that he will support a b...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Montreal, Jews from France see a future for themselves
TORONTO — When Dan Charbit and his wife, Gaelle Hazan, moved to Montreal from Paris two summers ago, it was meant to be a temporary fix — a yearlong attempt for Charbit to reboot his stalled career...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 27
Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Israeli Cabinet Israel’s Cabinet passed a bill that would identify Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The measure, which has engendered c...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terror attacks killing Druze police spotlight united front with Israeli Jews
The Nov. 18 killing of Israeli Druze police officer Zidan Saif, who was the first officer to enter the scene of a Palestinian terror attack on worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, has led to an ou...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kosherfest, a mad dash to sample the ‘facon’
SECAUCUS, N.J. – Gefilte fish? Check. Pastrami? Check. Kosher-for-Passover anti-constipation pills? Edible spoons for bar mitzvah appetizers? A cholov Yisroel-certified alternative to the nutrition...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the Dutch, hiding Jews was an almost popular way to ‘fight back’
While there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, the title of Hans Keilson’s long-lost novella, “Comedy in a Minor Key,” seems appropriate, although as comedies go, this is certainly a dark one. “...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is she Jewish? Rabbinate says yes, Israel says no
TEL AVIV — In 2012, Anna Varsanyi was married in an Orthodox Jewish ceremony conducted through Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. Two years later, the Hungarian immigrant has made a life in Israel, settling...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Videotape shows Gilat Shalit alive
by JTA
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel completed the trade for a videotape of kidnapped soldier Gilat Shalit by releasing a 20th female Palestinian prisoner. The two-minute tape shows Shalit to be alive and seemingly well. It was...
Iran has data to build nuclear bomb
by JTA
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran has enough data to build a nuclear bomb, according to a confidential United Nations report. The New York Times reported Sunday that the International Atomic Energy Agency’s confidential analys...
Victory for Israel in Goldstone delay, fury among Palestinians
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – It long has been considered almost axiomatic at the United Nations that there’s no real sense for Israel to try to muster opposition to U.N. resolutions it considers hostile, particularl...
Violent clashes in City of David ratchet up rhetoric, tensions
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Tensions between Israelis and Arabs simmered this week as Arab rioters clashed with Israeli police and Palestinian leaders accused Israel of trying to “Judaize” Jerusalem. The clashes b...
Ada E. Yonath wins award in chemistry
Oct 07, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2009 jointly to Ada E. Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel; Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, ...
Ahmadinejad family tree raises questions
by JTA
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The author of a book on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is refuting a British newspaper report that the Iranian president was born to a Jewish family that converted to Islam. The Daily Telegraph based its repo...
New Jewish museum unveils top Jewish 18
by Jewish Exponent/JTA
Oct 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA -- Isaac Bashevis Singer didn’t care much for the 1983 Barbra Streisand-starring film adaptation of his short story "Yentel the Yeshiva Boy.” The late Nobel Prize-winning author couldn...
William Safire, New York Times columnist, dies at 79
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 01, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — William Safire, the Nixon speechwriter-turned-New York Times political columnist, usually sparred with Beltway power players. But in 2001 the wily wordsmith set his sights on one of th...
Israel sees international court intervention as unlikely
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — So far, the U.N. fact-finding mission into last January’s war in Gaza has spawned a 574-page report faulting Israel for war crimes, op-eds calling on foreign governments to hold Israel a...
U.S. pledges to quash Goldstone report
by JTA
Sep 24, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration will not allow the Goldstone report recommendations on Israel's conduct in the Gaza war to reach the International Criminal Court. A top White House official ...