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Is Trump’s intelligence disclosure bad for Israel? Depends who you ask
WASHINGTON — A day after it was reported that President Donald Trump had given top secret intelligence from Israel to Russia, a bipartisan group of lawmakers met a roomful of Jews in the U.S. Capit...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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A government campaign against George Soros splits Hungarian Jews
On a recent Sunday, eight far-right activists filmed themselves on what they called a “raid” on the Aurora Jewish community center in Budapest. Sporting crewcuts and black clothes, the men affixed ...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Jewish hipster haven in the heart of Chabad’s Brooklyn territory
NEW YORK — Soon after Nechama Levy moved to Brooklyn five years ago, she opened a bicycle repair shop. The spacious, high-ceilinged store was just down the street from a new pub with exposed brick ...
May 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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How Israeli startups are driving the car technology revolution
TEL AVIV — Israeli startups are revving their engines ahead of the country’s largest-ever “smart transportation” event. Over 200 local companies working in transportation technology will be at the ...
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Western North Carolina: Asheville, the Biltmore and Lake Lure
Asheville and Western North Carolina have long been popular destinations for southeastern coastal dwellers. They travel there to get a taste of accessible mountains, cooler summers, seasonal foliag...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 19
White House: Staffer’s Western Wall comment does not reflect administration Reported remarks by a Trump administration official rejecting Israel’s claim to the Western Wall were “unauthorized” and ...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli paratroopers re-create iconic photo on 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War
JERUSALEM — David Rubinger’s iconic photograph of three paratroopers at the Western Wall is the defining image of the 1967 Six-Day War. The men in the photo — Dr. Yitzhak Yifat, Tzion Karasenti and...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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James Comey, fired by Trump and reviled by Democrats, had admirers among Jewish defense officials
WASHINGTON — “You make us better,” James Comey told the Anti-Defamation League in his final public speech as FBI director. Judging from the applause in the conference room at the venerable Mayflowe...
May 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs May 5
New Jersey university students vote down BDS resolution The student government at Montclair State University reportedly voted down a resolution calling on the school to boycott Israel. The measure ...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Trump honors Holocaust in D.C.
In a somber, conventional 15-minute speech, President Donald Trump commemorated the Holocaust last week in Washington by praising the survivors of the genocide of 6 million Jews and pledging to sta...
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American immigrants are winning back millions for victims of massive fraud
TEL AVIV — They were part of the problem. Now they are spearheading a solution. A Tel Aviv-based startup run by young American Jewish immigrants to Israel, or olim, has taken on the largely fraudul...
May 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 28
Teen accused of threatening JCCs charged in Israel with extortion, causing panic The Israeli-American teenager accused of making threats against Jewish community centers in the United States was ch...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
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Four things to know about Bret Stephens, the latest Jewish Grey Lady columnist
NEW YORK — At first glance, The New York Times’ hiring of another white, Jewish male opinion-page columnist is anything but news. But the arrival of Bret Stephens, formerly the foreign affairs colu...
Apr 27, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rescued Chilean miners invited to spend Christmas in Israel
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The 33 rescued Chilean miners were invited to spend Christmas in Israel by Israel’s tourism minister. Stas Misezhnikov invited the miners for a one-week, all-expenses-paid trip with their wives to ...
New Chabad House in Mumbai will feature memorial
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Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
The new Chabad House in Mumbai will feature a memorial to the emissary couple slain in the 2008 attacks in the Indian city, according to tentative plans. The plans for the new Nariman House, on the...
China agrees to investigate companies helping Iran
by JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
China agreed to investigate U.S. findings that some of its companies were assisting Iran in its efforts to develop nuclear weaponry. “We did provide some information to China on specific concerns a...
Female scribes finish writing historic Torah scroll
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Oct 21, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — It took seven years to write and just a few days to sew together, but on Oct. 15 the first Torah scroll written entirely by a group of women was attached to its wooden poles and dec...
Two Israelis to receive U.S. science medal
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Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Two Israeli scientists have been chosen to receive the U.S. National Medal of Science. Yakir Aharonov and Amnon Yariv will be among 10 scientists to receive the award from President Obama at a mid-...
Cost overruns force N.Y. synagogue to halt construction
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Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
A leading Modern Orthodox synagogue in New York City has halted construction on its new building due to financial problems. The president of Lincoln Square Synagogue, which is on the Upper West Sid...
Rabbis launch campaign for Women of the Wall
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Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A group of North American rabbis has launched an online campaign to support women who want to pray at the Western Wall with Torahs and prayer shawls. The 28 rabbis, calling themsel...
Israeli father and daughter found shot in Mexico
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Oct 19, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli man and his daughter were found dead in their home in Mexico City amid signs of violence. The bodies, riddled with gunshot wounds and signs of violence, were discovered Sund...
Sephardi leader Yosef: Non-Jews exist to serve Jews
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Oct 19, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israeli Sephardic leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef in his weekly Saturday night sermon said that non-Jews exist to serve Jews. “Goyim were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no pl...
OU nixes women leading Friday night services
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Oct 18, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Orthodox Union issued a statement saying women may not lead Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat services if men are present. Last week’s decision by the group's board of directors is the latest setba...