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Israeli rabbinate ‘blacklisting’ American rabbis
Some 160 rabbis, including several prominent American Orthodox leaders, appear on a list of rabbis whom Israel’s haredi Orthodox-dominated Chief Rabbinate does not trust to confirm the Jewish ident...
Jul 13, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fed-up Reform leaders are thinking twice about their donations to Israel
NEW YORK — Daryl Messinger knows she’s going to visit Israel again. But the next time she flies there, it won’t be on El Al. Messinger, the chair of the Union for Reform Judaism, will be boycotting...
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How Gaza’s electricity crisis could spell trouble for Israel
JERUSALEM — An internal Palestinian dispute has left Gaza’s nearly 2 million Palestinian residents dangerously vulnerable to a heat wave, but Israel could get burned, too. The West Bank Palestinian...
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Here’s why Israel and India’s leaders couldn’t get enough of each other
WASHINGTON — Barefoot walks on the beach, warm hugs, lots of mutual admiration, hesitant attempts to speak each other’s language. And giggles. The bromance between Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of ...
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Athletes come for love and glory at the 2017 Maccabiah Games
RAMAT GAN, Israel — Danny Janel first noticed Allison Silfen’s smile in July 2013. They were hanging out with other athletes in a hotel room a few evenings after arriving in Israel. He was smitten....
Jul 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish couple marries on Temple Mount despite ban An Israeli couple married on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem despite rules prohibiting Jews from carrying out religious rituals at Judaism’s holiest ...
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PJ Library’s free books for kids spur Jewish connections, study finds
NEW YORK — Families that receive free Jewish children’s books from the Massachusetts-based PJ Library say the program has helped them feel more connected to their Jewish communities, with interfait...
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The West Bank’s world-class wines have Israelis toasting the settlements
PSAGOT, West Bank — Psagot Winery calls its Sinai wine an “unassuming but distinctive blend” of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Like all its wines, the bottle is stamped with the image of a coin dat...
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Netanyahu defends suspending the Western Wall agreement
American Jewish leaders are calling it a betrayal. They say that 17 months after achieving a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at Judaism’s holiest prayer site, Israeli Prime Minis...
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This 400-year-old Jewish library survived Hitler and the Inquisition
AMSTERDAM — Livraria Ets Haim is the world’s oldest functioning Jewish library. As such, it is no stranger to the prospect of imminent destruction. Founded in 1616 by Jews who fled Catholic persecu...
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How these teachers learned to teach the Holocaust
NEW YORK — When Megan Corbin was in school, she learned about the Holocaust as an optimistic story. Her grade school, she said, “highlighted Anne Frank as the voice of hope, and that really wasn’t ...
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After Jerusalem attack, US experts warn Islamic State may be coming to Israel
JERUSALEM — When the Islamic State claimed credit for an attack on Israeli soil for the first time and vowed to strike again, the response here was not fear but incredulity. Israeli officials gener...
Jun 29, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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British Jewry feels left behind amid the election turmoil
Nearly 50 years after she left her native South Africa for Britain to escape apartheid, Sharon Klaff again is finding herself unable to imagine a future for her family in her country and society be...
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40 dead as huge brushfire rages through Carmel Mountains in Israel
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Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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More attacks hit Jewish targets at Indiana University
by JTA
Dec 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Three new attacks on Jewish targets at Indiana University, following two earlier incidents, included the desecration of holy texts. A rock was thrown Tuesday morning through the window of an apartm...
Princeton hummus vote seen as part of BDS drive
by JTA
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Princeton students are voting on whether to ask the university's dining services to provide an alternative brand of hummus. The campaign to allow other brands besides Sabra in university stores rep...
Leaked document: Netanyahu backed land swaps
by JTA
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United States in early 2009 that he supported land swaps in a peace agreement with the Palestinians, a leaked document shows. Netanya...
WikiLeaks reveals secrets, backroom dealmaking -- and cluelessness
by Ron Kampeas
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A careful reading of the WikiLeaks trove of State Department cables -- which is laying bare some 250,000 secret dispatches detailing private conversations, assessments and dealmaking ...
Iran accuses Israel of attacks on scientists
by JTA
Nov 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Iran has accused Israel of attacks on two Iranian nuclear scientists. One of the scientists was killed and another injured Monday in two separate attacks in Tehran. The government of Iran immediate...
Reform looking at ways to reinvent the movement
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Nov 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- After the Reform movement broadcast online its first session devoted to reassessing itself, in mid-November, the comments poured in. One viewer suggested that the movement create a...
A burning issue: A new order for Chanuka?
by Edmon J. Rodman
Guest Columnist
Nov 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES — Are you ready for a new Jewish order this Chanuka? Considering our economic times, are we faced with a gradual cutback in the way we light the menora? Someone once proposed that we li...
Report: British Islamic schools teaching anti-Semitism
by JTA
Nov 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Textbooks used in a network of Islamic schools in Britain promote anti-Semitic views, the BBC reported. The textbook says Jews were cursed by God and “looked like monkeys and pigs,” and...
Palestinians eyeing one Palestinian state, poll finds
by JTA
Nov 23, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A majority of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza view the two-state solution as a precursor to one Palestinian state, a new poll found. The poll sponsored by The Israel Proj...