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Can a hobbled EU live up to its promise to combat anti-Semitism and racism?
When the late Austro-Hungarian aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi attended church on Good Friday, his father would famously cause a scene, storming out when the liturgy came to the anti-Semi...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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A fly (donkey?) on the wall: behind the scenes of the DNC
PHILADELPHIA — As the Democratic National Convention opened, Democrats were certainly feeling the Bern — also the actual burn because it felt like 500 degrees and humid. (The temperature officially...
Jul 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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How one Tulsa synagogue is baking its way to a better world
TULSA, Okla. — Walk into Congregation B’nai Emunah on any Tuesday afternoon and you’ll barely get through the massive, light-filled foyer before it hits you: an aromatic wave of warm oatmeal and ra...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Republican convention, Donald Trump sharing the spotlight with rock and roll
CLEVELAND — On the Lake Erie boardwalk, a few Republican delegates huddle next to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for a quick selfie before scooting away. Walker was the anti-Donald Trump for 15 minute...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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The grassroots and interfaith effort behind the GOP’s pro-Israel, anti-two state platform
Amid the intrigue and speculation that surrounded the opening of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, one item that the party settled is its firm support for Israel and opposition...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auschwitz really happened — and this artsy architecture exhibit proves it
VENICE, Italy — It’s been more than 50 years since the Nuremberg trials, yet proving the Holocaust actually happened remains an ongoing project. Why? For one, the Nazis covered their tracks, delibe...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 14
Mother of slain Israeli girl asks permission to hold memorial on Temple Mount The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed by a Palestinian teenage attacker, requ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Rabbinate protest, Lookstein and Sharansky call for revisions, not revolution
NEW YORK — Three months after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate rejected his authority to perform conversions, one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis joined with Natan Sharansky to advance a...
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As London prices climb, Manchester beckons Jews from far and near
PRESTWICH, England — When Yitzchak Horwitz’s family opened one of the first Jewish businesses in this leafy suburb of Manchester — a bookstore that also sold Judaica items — it served a small Jewis...
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Mideast Quartet blames Palestinians for incitement, Israel for settlement expansion
Israel welcomed a highly anticipated report from the Middle East Quartet for citing Palestinian incitement as an obstacle to peace, but regretted what it calls the report’s failure to address the “...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Reverse Birthright’ gives Israelis a look at America’s Jews, from Philip Roth to the Three Stooges
NEW YORK — Instead of visiting the Western Wall, they visited Ellis Island. Instead of hiking in the Negev Desert, they took a day trip to a Habonim-Dror summer camp. Instead of basking in the sun ...
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Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader
Only two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain’s Labour Party: the proliferation of anti-Semitic rhetoric among its members....
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Globe Briefs July 7
Orthodox groups file petition to stop egalitarian section at Western Wall A group of Orthodox Jewish organizations is hoping Israel’s High Court of Justice will stop a non-Orthodox prayer section f...
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Gaza-bound Libyan ship sets course for Egypt
by JTA
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – The captain of a Gaza-bound Libyan aid ship told Israel's Navy he will dock at an Egyptian port. The ship altered its course Tuesday for the El-Arish port, according to Navy officials, ...
Israelis file $1.2 billion suit against Al Jazeera
by JTA
Jul 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A group of Israelis has filed a $1.2 billion lawsuit in U.S. federal court against the Al Jazeera news network. Ninety-one Israeli plaintiffs, civilians who were injured during the mon...
Opponents alarmed as Israeli conversion bill moves ahead
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jul 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Opponents of a controversial bill that could give the Orthodox Rabbinate the final say over conversions in Israel are trying to keep the bill from moving ahead in the Israeli Knesset af...
In Colorado primary, two Jewish Democrats square off on special interests
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Andrew Romanoff and Michael Bennet, each vying for the Democratic nomination for Colorado's junior spot in the U.S. Senate, seem to be running identical campaigns with identical biogr...
Israel history, finally in color
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
When we picture important historical milestones in early 20th century Jewish history, we often see them in black and white, thanks in no small part to the photography and films of the time (and, of...
Holtzbergs' nanny on way to Israeli citizenship
by JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Indian nanny who spirited the son of the Mumbai Chabad house directors out of the building during a terrorist attack has begun the citizenship process in Israel. Israeli Interior M...
Netanyahu hints at flexibility on Jerusalem
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Jul 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- It was an otherwise wholly unremarkable stump speech before a friendly audience in New York. On the evening of July 7 at Manhattan’s Plaza Hotel, the Israeli prime minister addressed a ...
From pulpit to publishing: Rabbi takes over at JPS
by Aaron Passman
Jul 09, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
PHILADELPHIA (Jewish Exponent) -- As Rabbi Barry Schwartz tells it, one of his heroes is the 17th century Rabbi Menasseh Ben Israel, who set up Amsterdam's first Hebrew printing press. Ben Israel k...
As Israel's image sinks, whither Israeli PR?
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- In the war of public relations for Israel, the past few weeks have been full of setbacks. Israel’s deadly May 31 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla sparked countless angry editorials, d...
CNN editor fired after Hezbollah tweet
by JTA
Jul 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- CNN fired a senior correspondent who praised a Muslim cleric associated with Hezbollah. Meanwhile, a British Foreign Office spokesman said that Britain's ambassador to Beirut was not ...