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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
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HIAS looks to rally in red states
WASHINGTON — Rallies in solidarity with refugees and immigrants should start happening in front of less-than-friendly faces, said Mark Hetfield. “What we need to do is move this call to action from...
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Globe Briefs April 7
White House: US understands construction of new Israeli settlement White House officials appeared to show understanding of the Israeli government’s decision to build a new settlement in the West Ba...
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This Canadian model is a comedy sensation in Israel
TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country for her comedic commentary on Israeli culture. Millions wat...
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Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, under fire
by JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s foreign minister, is under fire for telling his Spanish and French counterparts to solve their own problems before telling Israel what to do. Lieberman reportedly made h...
Obama’s Jewish support slipping
by JTA Staff
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish approval of President Obama is dropping, a new national survey found. Some 49 percent of U.S. Jews approved of the Obama administration’s handling of U.S.-Israel relations, according to a ju...
Jewish officials flex persuading muscles ahead of possible GOP wins
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Across the United States, Jewish community professionals are honing their skills of persuasion, preparing to deal with a new crop of lawmakers who are unfamiliar with Jewish organizati...
U.S. colleges with few Jews building facilities to draw more
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — Last year, 19-year-old Max Chapnick ate plenty of vegetables. Chapnick, who comes from a kosher home in White Plains, N.Y., is a sophomore at Washington and Lee University, a small ...
Orthodox unsure how to react to anti-gay violence, discrimination
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Oct 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- When the Republican candidate for New York governor, Carl Paladino, addressed an Orthodox crowd on Sunday about his opposition to gay pride parades and how children shouldn’t be “brainw...
Netanyahu offers freeze for recognition
by JTA
Oct 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would reinstate a West Bank construction freeze if the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Netanyahu made the offer Monday in a w...
Cabinet to vote on Israeli loyalty oath
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet will take up a loyalty oath requiring new citizens to swear allegiance to "the State of Israel -- a Jewish and democratic state." Ne...
Israel inks pact with U.S. for F-35s
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel signed an agreement to purchase 20 F-35 stealth fighter jets from the United States. The contract, valued at about $2.75 billion, was signed Thursday at a ceremony in New York. ...
Jewish CEO second on Forbes list of powerful women
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
A Jewish CEO was named the second most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. Several other Jewish women also joined Irene Rosenfeld, CEO and chairman of Kraft Foods Inc., on the 2010 Worl...
Sanchez officially apologizes to Stewart
by JTA
Oct 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Fired CNN anchor Rick Sanchez apologized to Jon Stewart for calling him a bigot and implying that Jews control the media. In a statement issued Wednesday, Sanchez said he called the star of Comedy ...