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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...
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No experience necessary: Meet the Orthodox lawyer advising Trump on Israel
NEW YORK — If Donald Trump wins the White House, he’ll probably be the first U.S. president whose top adviser on Israel used to do guard duty at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank armed with an M...
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Pro-Israel, pro ‘peoplehood’ rabbis form new Reconstructionist group
The 2015 decision of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to ordain rabbis with non-Jewish partners was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” for Rabbi Carol Harris-Shapiro. “I formally left ...
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Globe Briefs April 14
Austrian government writing law to seize Hitler’s birthplace The Austrian government reportedly is drafting a law that would transfer ownership of Adolf Hitler’s birthplace to the state. The owner ...
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Could ties with Muslim powerhouse Indonesia be Israel’s latest pivot east?
At a time when Israel is seeking to boost its ties with Arab and Muslim countries in order to counter the threats posed by Iran and terrorist groups, could the world’s largest Muslim country become...
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Humanitarian aid or political meddling? Israel, EU clash over Palestinian buildings
MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank — In a ramshackle village off a dirt road in the West Bank’s central hills, near an inhabited shack with a cloth roof and tin walls, stands an outhouse bearing a peeling sti...
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Who is Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner?
NEW YORK — Jared Kushner has many claims to fame. He’s married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner. He’s the scion of a philanthropy-minded Jewish family from New ...
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How Coca-Cola made processed food Passover friendly
In the 1930s, Rabbi Tobias Geffen of Atlanta began to investigate the hidden ingredients inside mass-produced foods and to evaluate whether those ingredients conflict with kosher laws. He set a pre...
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Shmura matzah for Passover: The real reason it’s so expensive
NEW YORK — It costs more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for Passover ritual use. Yet every y...
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The world’s largest seder — in Nepal — will go on, despite slow earthquake recovery
When the ground started to shake beneath Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz’s feet, he was praying near a doorway at the Chabad House of Kathmandu, where he lives with his wife, Chani, and their six children. L...
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At Israel’s mikvahs, women claim verbal abuse and unwanted touching
JERUSALEM — Without warning, the ritual bath attendant pulled off Naava Shafner’s towel. She was standing, naked, in front of a woman she didn’t know. Then the attendant began interrogating her. Sh...
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Globe Briefs March 31
Printers at Princeton, other college campuses hacked with anti-Semitic message Printers at a half-dozen college campuses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were hacked with an anti-Semitic, racist f...
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From left to right, Israelis sour on ‘opportunist’ Donald Trump
TEL AVIV — He’s crude. He’s blunt. He’s inauthentic. He is not a man of peace. Left and right, religious and secular, Arab and Jew, Israelis don’t have many kind words for Donald Trump, the Republi...
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Rubashkin sentenced to 27 years
by JTA
Jun 22, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years in a federal prison for his conviction on federal financial fraud charges. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade filed the sentenci...
Israelis key to Central African nations' development
by Larry Luxner
JTA
Jun 20, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea -- On a barren, 60-acre tract of land overlooking the Gulf of Guinea, bulldozer operators turn the earth while sweaty construction workers take a lunch break in the shadow...
Thousands of haredim protest in Jerusalem
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Jun 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in Jerusalem to protest a Supreme Court order to integrate Ashkenazi and Sephardi girls in a West Bank school. Thousands more rallied ...
American Jewish groups want Turkish relief group designated as terrorist organization
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
American Jewish groups are calling on the State Department to designate a Turkish relief group, a main organizer of last month’s Gaza flotilla, as a terrorist organization. In a letter to U.S. Secr...
Yoffie, longtime leader of the Reform movement, will step down in two years
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
The longtime leader of the Reform synagogue movement, Rabbi Eric Yoffie, announced that he will be stepping down in two years. Yoffie, 63, president of the Union for Reform Judaism for the past 14 ...
Yeshiva students arrested in connection with Bedouin mosque vandalism
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Four 18-year-old yeshiva students were arrested in connection with the vandalism of a Bedouin mosque. The teens, who study at a yeshiva in the nearby Kfar Hasidim, were arrested Wednesday evening, ...
Nonbinding rules for the restitution of property seized by the Nazis
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Some 43 countries have agreed on nonbinding rules for the restitution of property seized by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The rules were presented Wednesday in Prague by Czech Prime Minister Jan ...
25,000 anti-Semitic e-mails and counting
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
The rabbi whose interview with Helen Thomas ended the veteran White House correspondent’s career says he has been deluged with hate mail. Rabbi David Nesenoff has posted several of what he says are...
Hamas and Turkey join forces to take legal action against Israeli military officers
by JTA
Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Hamas and Turkey are joining forces to take legal action against Israeli military officers involved in the interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla. Hamas Justice Minister Faraj al-Ghoul and Turkish J...
Hamas officials call on Israel to allow construction materials into the coastal strip
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Jun 17, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A day after it was reported that Israel had eased its embargo in order to allow snack foods and sweet drinks into Gaza, Hamas leaders said they would not allow in the items. The Hamas officials ins...