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Not just prayers: Synagogues are organizing to fight Trump’s agenda
NEW YORK — The day after the presidential election, as congregants gathered in her Brooklyn synagogue to air their feelings, Rabbi Rachel Timoner was already starting to organize against the incomi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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If at first you don’t succeed, add it to the Wall of Rejection
Admitting defeat is the first step to accepting rejection. But what if you get rejected again — and again? On college campuses, the competitive nature to strive to be the best outweighs the reality...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the Jewish artist behind the haunting Purim puppets of Paris
Though he may be one of France’s best-known puppet makers, Michel Nedjar insists he does not really create the acclaimed and haunting figures that he calls his “Purim puppets.” A former tailor’s ap...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel
TEL AVIV — Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro Eskenazi endured to leave the island nation was a mountain of paperwork....
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating 10 years, egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews
NEW YORK — In the upstairs sanctuary of a Manhattan synagogue, a group of rabbis is studying Jewish texts on pluralism and community. One floor below, 22 students are sitting in pairs poring over t...
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Why former US envoy Dan Shapiro keeps staying in Israel
RAANANA, Israel — Dan Shapiro can’t seem to leave Israel. Before stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the country in January, he said he would stay long enough for his daughters to finish the sc...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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J Street in the age of Trump
WASHINGTON — The reality of Donald Trump’s presidency loomed over J Street’s policy conference this week, but J Street leadership and participants at the conference stuck to the dovish, pro-Israel ...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle East big topic at JCPA gathering
WASHINGTON — There were two Steve Bannons at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs gathering this week. At one session, the presidential adviser was the man seeking the “deconstruction of the admin...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons revel in a ‘healthy competition’
TEL AVIV — Noah Roth likes to recall two moments from Israeli marathons in which he’s raced: a competitor in Jerusalem breezing by him in 2010 wearing all-black, haredi Orthodox garb but for a whit...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 24
Chilean official: ‘Israelite’ tourists cannot be barred, can be expelled from hostels A senior official of an entity tied to the Chilean government threatened Israeli tourists after a group was rem...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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French Jewish scholar’s hate speech trial leaves anti-racism activists bitter, divided
The hate speech trial of a prominent French historian charged with calling Arabs innately anti-Semitic is dividing French Jews and sowing dissent within the local equivalent of the Anti-Defamation ...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary
NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial? Do they act as if they are in a place of reverence or mourning? Or do they behave as crowds do at any t...
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Evangelicals are ready to speak for Israel in Trump’s Washington
TEL AVIV — Evangelicals, who have been advocating for Israel for years, have historically let the Jews take the lead. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, for one, is excited that they are poised to take on a pro...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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All-sports talk radio debuts in Israel
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's first all-sports talk radio went on the air. Israel Sports Radio, which launched Monday afternoon, will feature predominately English-language broadcasts with eight hours of c...
Liberals' D.C. rally features rabbi, diplomat, shofar
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A Washington rally of liberal groups included a rabbi, a top Jewish diplomat and a shofar blower in its religious portion. The One Nation rally organized by unions, environmental grou...
Palestinian mosque torched, allegedly by Jews
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A Palestinian mosque in a Hebron-area village was vandalized and set on fire, allegedly by Jews. In addition to graffiti spray-painted on the building, several volumes of the Koran and...
Bibi pushing quiet diplomacy in bid to restart talks
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is "in the midst of sensitive diplomatic contacts with the U.S. administration" in the effort to continue peace talks with the Palesti...
Vatican paper slams Berlusconi over 'Jewish joke'
by JTA
Oct 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- The official Vatican newspaper slammed Italy's prime minister for a joke that played on Jewish stereotypes and made fun of the Holocaust. Silvio Berlusconi told "offensive" and "deplorable"...
Seinfeld, Midler to headline Philly museum's opening bash
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Oct 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Two of the country’s most famous Jewish performers will highlight the opening of one of the most ambitious Jewish museum projects in years. Jerry Seinfeld will emcee and Bette Midler wi...
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters slammed for anti-Semitic imagery
by JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anti-Defamation League slammed Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters for using what the organization says is anti-Semitic imagery. Waters during performances of “Goodbye Blue Sky” on his 2010-11 “The Wall ...
European JCall modeled after U.S. J Street
by JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JCall, a new European Jewish lobby, launched a German branch and called on Israel to continue its moratorium on construction in West Bank settlements. The branch was established in meetings Sunday ...
Obama calls on world community to back Israeli-Palestinian peace
by JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama said he would not countenance Israel’s delegitimization and called on the world community to back Israeli-Palestinian peace with deeds and not just words. “Many in this hall count t...
Why Israel allowed the settlement freeze to expire
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — In the four weeks since direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resumed, settlement construction has been identified widely as the most immediate obstacle to the survival of negotiations...