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Meet J Street U’s new president, Amna Farooqi
Amna Farooqi, the new president of J Street U, the campus branch of the liberal, self-described pro-Israel, pro-peace lobby group, is a Muslim of Pakistani descent. She has no plans to convert to J...
Sep 02, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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State Department witness on Benghazi looks back on two stints in Foggy Bottom
Joel Rubin is the president of Washington Strategy Group, a Chevy Chase, Md.-based foreign policy consulting firm. One month ago, he left the State Department after completing two stints there; the...
Sep 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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At Tuscany’s only kosher winery, owners can’t touch the Chianti
CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA, Italy — Up a windy road in the tranquil Tuscan hills, down a gravel path and past acres of grapevines, a visitor will come across a stainless steel door frame secured with a...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the Baptist baseball lifer who will coach Israel’s team
PHILADELPHIA — Visiting Israel the past few winters to see his daughter and her family led to an unexpected job for Jerry Narron, a devout Christian and a baseball lifer: a coaching position for Is...
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Ten years on, Katrina echoes for Mississippi Jews
Standing on an empty lot at the corner of Camellia Street and Southern Avenue, Brad Kessie wistfully inspected one of two sago palms that marked the pathway to Congregation Beth Israel, which had s...
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On Greek isle of Rhodes, Jews return to celebrate ancient community all but wiped out
RHODES, Greece — Each summer, tens of thousands of tourists descend on Rhodes, Greece’s easternmost island. They are drawn by the sandy beaches, the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the casino r...
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Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating
TEL AVIV — After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought. After years of vowi...
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Globe Briefs August 20
N.Y. state panel to study controversial E. Ramapo school district The New York State Education Department appointed a panel to study the operations of the haredi Orthodox controlled school board in...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi on a mission to uncover hints of southern Italy’s Jewish past
As the only female rabbi in Italy, Barbara Aiello is on a mission to reach out to the anusim, descendants of Jews who were forced hundreds of years ago to convert to Catholicism, and tell them of t...
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Can the U.S. trust Europe to punish Iran if it violates the nuclear deal?
Among his rationales for opposing the nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Charles Schumer said that he did not trust the three European Union partners to punish Iran should it violate the terms of the acc...
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All over the map: Where dozens of local Jewish groups stand on the Iran deal
Across the United States, Jewish community groups have appeared unsure about exactly how to respond to the Iran nuclear deal. Consider Massachusetts. Three groups in the state last month attempted ...
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Listen to the music … but watch where you’re driving, says Israeli researcher
While driving to work, “Eternal Flames” by the Bangles comes on the radio and the next thing I know, I am back on a beach in Lanai, reliving my honeymoon. I see stretches of clear blue water and pi...
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Globe Briefs August 13
Rivlin urges Netanyahu to repair ties with Obama JERUSALEM — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to repair the damaged relations with President Barack Obama. “I t...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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ORT school in Kyrgyzstan closes amid violence
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The violence in Kyrgyzstan's capital city has forced a Jewish school to cancel classes and temporarily shut down. The ORT school in Bishkek closed Wednesday, the first day back from Passover break,...
In Germany, confronting the Nazi perpetrators
by Toby Axelrod
JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
BERLIN -- It isn't easy facing the cold stare of a Nazi perpetrator, even in a photo. Increasingly, however, memorial sites in Germany are making the confrontation possible, opening a door that lon...
Religious groups outraged by television celebrity’s ‘social justice’ remark
by Ben Harris
JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — If Glenn Beck has his way, many American Jews will be abandoning their synagogues. If one Jewish group has its way, the popular right-wing talk-show host will be drowned out by a wave of...
E-mails allege Muslim students orchestrated Irvine disruption
by JTA
Apr 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The Muslim Student Union at the University of California, Irvine, orchestrated the disruption of a Feb. 8 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, leaked e-mails indicate. Muslim Stud...
Shoah week on PBS
by Tom Tugend
JTA
Apr 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- The Public Broadcasting Service will offer U.S. television viewers a concentrated history lesson during Holocaust Remembrance Week, with seven films and documentaries on Jewish death...
U. of Calif. addresses campus hate, but some draw line on Oren incident
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California Board of Regents addressed the recent spate of hate violence and racist vandalism at its campuses by announcing a series of measures designed to monitor...
British lawmakers: Israel ‘buying’ political influence
by JTA
Apr 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON — Two British lawmakers accused supporters of Israel of “buying” influence in the Conservative Party. Both used anti-Semitic stereotypes in their statements, reportedly made last week, which...
With seed help, niche camps hope to draw more young Jews
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- While most kids who attend Jewish overnight camps this summer will ship off to rural settings, a handful will find themselves in the concrete jungle of Manhattan engaged in what could b...
Discussion on new Jerusalem construction halted
by JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- All discussions over new construction in Jerusalem have been frozen, according to reports. Meetings of the Interior Ministry's Regional Planning and Building Committee have been postpo...
Conservative Judaism set to open first shul in Australia
by Dan Goldberg
JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
SYDNEY, Australia -- It began with a small ad placed in the Melbourne edition of the Australian Jewish News by John Rosenberg, a Jewish professor who liked neither the constraints of Orthodoxy nor ...