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In reviewing ‘Hobby Lobby’ opinion, Jews see reasons to diverge over Neil Gorsuch
WASHINGTON — On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, based in Denver, handed down a decision that would make history a year later when it was upheld by the Supreme Court: ...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jerusalem art school fosters design talent among students with disabilities
JERUSALEM — The shrapnel that exploded into Asaf Ventura took a lot away from him: His body and brain were shredded, his right hand was mangled. He was unable to fire his gun, swing his tennis racq...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Left-wing groups ramp up protests of Trump’s Israel policies
WASHINGTON — Left-wing Jewish groups have launched a string of protests in response to confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel and Trump’s meeting with I...
Feb 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 17
Marine Le Pen: No more dual nationalities for Israelis Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, said she favored making it illegal to be a dual citizen of France and ot...
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Rabbi’s expulsion rattles Russian Jews fearful of Kremlin crackdown
Three years ago, Rabbi Ari Edelkopf and his wife, Chana, worked around the clock for weeks to show off their community and city to the many foreigners in town for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. The ...
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With full Talmud translation, online library hopes to make sages accessible
NEW YORK — For centuries, studying a page of the Talmud has come with a bevy of barriers to entry. Written mostly in Aramaic, the Talmud in its most commonly printed form also lacks punctuation or ...
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Reform movement’s challenge: protesting Trump and remaining inclusive
NEW YORK — Reform Jewish leaders largely oppose President Donald Trump’s policies — and they haven’t been shy about saying so since his election. They’ve marched in the streets by the thousands. Th...
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How Israel’s travel bans are — and aren’t — like Trump’s
TEL AVIV — Defending his executive order directing the construction of a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, President Donald Trump pointed to Israel as a model, saying “a wall protects.” With ...
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Outside the synagogue, intermarried are forming community with each other
NEW YORK — Leading up to their wedding in 2012, Julianne and Jason Kanter hadn’t really discussed how they would incorporate their respective religions into their home. Julianne was raised by Catho...
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In France’s elections, dramatic upsets turn surprise front-runner into top choice for many Jews
With old favorites knocked out of France’s presidential race and the far-right National Front party making worrisome gains, many Jews are joining fellow voters in supporting Emmanuel Macron, the 39...
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Jews gather at rallies across US urging support for refugees
NEW YORK — More than 100 years ago, Barnett Levine was greeted by the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty as he arrived in the United States, having fled anti-Semitism and pogroms in his nat...
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Dutch Jewish wedding film from 1939 shines light on doomed community
AMSTERDAM — The Jews of Friesland, a region in the northern Netherlands, are not known for stories with happy endings. During the Holocaust, Friesland’s vibrant Jewish community was forever obliter...
Feb 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCC bomb threat probe hindered by tech disguises
NEW YORK — A person calls a Jewish institution, makes a bomb threat and hangs up. The call lasts no more than a minute, the caller’s voice is disguised and the call is made to look as if it came fr...
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Court rejects Jewish inmate’s claim on beard
by JTA
Sep 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A prison can require an Orthodox Jewish prison inmate to keep his beard short, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Steven McAuliffe in Concord, N.H., ruled Aug. 27 that prison inmates ...
4 Israelis killed in attack near Hebron
by Marcy Oster
JTA
Aug 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Four Jewish Israelis were killed when gunmen opened fire on the car they were riding in at the entrance to Kiryat Arba, near Hebron. Tuesday night's attack in the West Bank comes on th...
Glasgow stores boycotting Israeli products
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
About 30 stores in Muslim communities in Glasgow, Scotland, are refusing to stock Israeli products. The stores, owned by Muslim and Asian shopkeepers, are displaying signs stating that "No Israeli ...
Jews still like Obama, but approval dips
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Nearly two-thirds of Jews still approve of President Obama's performance, but his approval numbers have dipped. A Gallup Poll released last Friday of religious groups in the United St...
Campaign to buy Israeli goods is launched
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- A pro-Israel group has launched an online campaign to buy Israeli goods. StandWithUs announced the Buy Israeli Goods campaign to counter the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and San...
Three Persian Jews gunned down in L.A.
by JTA
Aug 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Three members of Los Angeles' Iranian Jewish community were shot and killed in West Hollywood. Pirooz Moussazadeh, 27, and his brother, Shahriar Moussazadeh, 38, and Bernard Khalili, 27, were shot ...
ADL disturbed by attack on Muslim taxi driver
by Release
Aug 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The Anti-Defamation League called the stabbing of a Muslim New York City taxi driver a hate crime. The ADL said Thursday that the stabbing, which took place Tuesday night, was particu...
Obama’s ‘mayogate’ laid to rest
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not order mayonnaise with his corned beef, the White House told a blogger who had written a mistaken report on the sandwich. The supposed faux pas -- ordering "goy...
Suburban Paris synagogue receives threatening letter
by JTA
Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
PARIS -- A letter threatening to shoot Jews was received at a synagogue north of Paris. The anonymous letter was discovered Tuesday by synagogue workers in Drancy. It had been delivered on Aug. 14 ...
In a first, Israelis to serve on U.N. force
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Aug 26, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli police delegation will leave for Haiti to serve as part of a U.N. multinational force, marking the first time Israelis will serve on a U.N. force. The 14 police officers att...