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Obamacare repeal effort sends jitters through Jewish service groups
NEW YORK — Before the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit organized local doctors to provide free care to Jews who lacked health insurance. The Detroit ag...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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After bomb threats, FBI to coordinate with JCCs in ‘new reality’
NEW YORK — The FBI and Department of Homeland Security is assisting local Jewish community centers in bolstering security after 16 JCCs received bomb threats on the same day. On Wednesday last week...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is Europe’s jihadist problem generating empathy toward Israel?
Is terrorism softening European attitudes toward Israel? When a Palestinian terrorist used a car to ram and kill an Israeli soldier in eastern Jerusalem in 2014, the European Union urged “restraint...
Jan 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 13
House overwhelmingly approves resolution slamming UN and Obama The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly agreed to condemn a U.N. Security Council anti-settlements resolution and the Obama a...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
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Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 6
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects a “new era” when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this month. He said as much at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony Saturday, wh...
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How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
NETANYA, Israel — One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
Just in time for Chanukah comes Secret Hitler, a new social deduction game where players are assigned to be either “liberals” fighting the good fight, or “fascists” who will do whatever it takes to...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 23
Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedma...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
I just had a strange, brief moment of wondering whether my Jewish, atheist family ought to celebrate Christmas. And it all started with one sentence: “Santa Claus brings magic to childhood.” Recent...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu hints at continuing freeze
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled he would heed, in part, an appeal from President Obama to continue the settlement freeze. "Between zero and one there are a lot of p...
Gay Saudi diplomat fears persecution
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
A Saudi Arabian diplomat based in Los Angeles has requested political asylum because he is gay and close friends with a Jewish woman. The diplomat was identified Saturday by NBC News as Ali Ahmad A...
Michael Oren, making the case for Obama
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Michael Oren outlines what may be his toughest assignment: Making the case to a skeptical public for a leader who’s hard to pin down. Pitching Bibi to the Americans? No, that’s an easy...
The peace talks -- and their obstacles
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Peace in a year? Try getting past Sept. 26. Or is it 30? Direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis have barely begun and already the sides are facing their first major hurdle -- ...
Jewish groups step up efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jewish groups have stepped up efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry, with several national initiatives announced this week and supporting statements coming in from a range of Jewis...
Returning from D.C., Abbas and Bibi maintain stances after talks
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Last week's gentle give and take between the Israelis and Palestinians appears to have survived the tarmac moment. Reiterated, if qualified, commitments to the U.S.-brokered peace pro...
Obama, Biden to consult with Jews before Rosh Hashana
by JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will consult with Jewish leaders on the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Obama will speak with rabbis in a conference call Tuesday in what appears se...
Palestinians tell Ahmadinejad to butt out
by JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman told Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stop criticizing him for entering into direct talks with Israel. "The one who doe...
Elie Wiesel to teach at Chapman University in Southern California
by JTA
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Elie Wiesel will be teaching at a Southern California university that features a large bronze bust of the Nobel laureate at its library entrance. The Holocaust survivor and author was named a disti...
Synagogues seek ways to keep, draw members in time of recession
by Jessica Pauline Ogilvie
Jewish Journal
Sep 05, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- Since the recession began two years ago, cutting back has become a way of life for many families. And with the cost of belonging to a synagogue seemingly higher than ever, many Jewis...