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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Israeli confab, searching for ‘silver-bullet solutions’ to Europe’s migrant crisis
The influx of migrants and refugees into Europe has presented that continent’s leaders and policymakers with some of their greatest current challenges. Those challenges “defy silver-bullet solution...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orlando and Tel Aviv shootings highlight American-Israeli dichotomy on guns
In a span of less than a week, deadly shooting sprees at the hands of gunmen associated with terror movements rocked Orlando and Tel Aviv. In America, the deadliest mass-murder attack since Sept. 1...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Slamming Muslim ban, Jewish Republicans still split on Trump
NEW YORK — Jewish Republicans are criticizing Donald Trump for his renewed call to ban Muslim immigration, although few of his Jewish supporters seem to be reconsidering their endorsement of the pr...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top officials put a Jewish stamp on the Rio Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO — Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories when the competition gets underw...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 9
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs executive order against BDS New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement. The order signed Sund...
Jun 08, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel takes anti-boycott fight to halls of United Nations
UNITED NATIONS — It was an incongruous sight: The U.N. General Assembly hall filled to capacity with 1,500 cheering people waving miniature Israeli flags and singing “Hatikvah,” Israel’s national a...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Camps ‘cautious but calm’ on Zika
WASHINGTON — As summer approaches — and with mosquito season already underway — area camps are adding a possible concern to the usual ones of sunburn and swimming mishaps. That’s the Zika virus, de...
Jun 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pro-Israel heavyweights press hard for two states
WASHINGTON — In a rare and sharp split with Israeli government policy, a group of Jewish community leaders want to get a proposal for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the...
Jun 02, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs June 2
London’s Muslim mayor joins pledge to fight anti-Semitism Newly elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan endorsed a pledge co-signed by dozens of American and European mayors to fight anti-Semitism. Khan, a...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dems’ platform panel has Israel critics, friends
The Democratic Party platform-drafting committee is top-heavy with veterans of political battles over Israel — some friendly, some critical, and including at least one major backer of the boycott, ...
Jun 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sense of siege in Kiryas Joel amid FBI raids and scrutiny of yeshivas
NEW YORK — Even before FBI investigators descended last week on the Satmar Chasidic village of Kiryas Joel, there was a growing sense in this insular community that it and its unique way of life we...
May 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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Obama reaffirms U.S. ambiguity on Israel nukes
by JTA
Jul 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama said he will not press Israel when it comes to nuclear issues. "The United States will never ask Israel to take any steps that would undermine its security interests,"...
Reconstructionist college tries to redo its outlook, live and online
by Bryan Schwartzman
Jewish Exponent
Jul 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WYNCOTE, Pa. -- Hoping to engage Jews "where they are," the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in suburban Philadelphia has adopted an ambitious -- and expensive -- plan to boost its presence in ...
Can Kutsher's, the Catskills' last kosher resort, be saved?
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Jul 04, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
MONTICELLO, N.Y. -- For Yossi Zablocki, it was the phone call of a lifetime. Last February, the manager at Kutsher’s Country Club, the last kosher resort hotel in the Catskill Mountains, called him...
Major blazes hit Israel
by JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A fire that broke out near the Jerusalem suburb of Beit Shemesh and consumed nearly 750 acres was among several major blazes to hit Israel. Police reportedly said that arsonists could be to blame f...
Judge seeks wider scope for flotilla investigation
by JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The judge who is leading an Israeli inquiry into its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla has requested a wider scope for the investigation. Jacob Turkel, a retired Israeli Supreme Court justice, ...
Russia defends talks with Hamas
by JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Russia’s foreign minister defended his country’s holding direct talks with Hamas in Gaza, while his Israeli counterpart said achieving peace would take time. “Yes, we are holding talks with Hamas —...
Bork turns Kagan process into fight over Israeli justice
by Ami Eden
JTA
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — It was an unexpected headline in an otherwise relatively mundane U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process: Bork tries to Bork Barak’s Elena Kagan with Barak card. Like a ghost from confir...
With flotillas, marches and vigils, Jews press for Shalit’s release
by JTA Staff
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK – Some 100 to 200 passengers in all, they came as members of a self-described True Freedom Flotilla intent on promoting a Middle East-related humanitarian mission. Instead of breaking the ...
Divestment bills face hurdles nationwide
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Jul 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
At the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., an entire room is devoted to the tragedy of the genocide in Darfur, reminding those who remember the Holocaust to not sit back and accept ...
Millionaires, marijuana and daily hugs
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Jun 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Here is some recent news out of Israel that you may have missed: If I were a rich man … The number of Israeli millionaires grew faster than in all but two countries last year, apparent...