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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 | 7 7 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 | 5 5 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 | 14 14 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 | 22 22 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 | 30 30 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 | 33 33 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 | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two Chanukah parties: Obama’s last and Trump (International’s) first
WASHINGTON — Weird paradoxes have been packed into Chanukah observance forever. It’s the holiday about killing infidels that is now celebrated as a victory of religious pluralism. It’s the unoffici...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Joanna Slusky places a test tube into an incubating shaker, flips the switch, and it begins to quiver. So does she. “I’m excited,” she said, showing off another gadget in her lab, ...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 16
Cut out traditional Chanukah doughnuts, health minister tells Israelis Israel’s health minister called on the public to refrain from eating the traditional Chanukah treat sufganiyot. “I call on the...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Manuel Valls, French Jews get a presidential candidate they can trust
PARIS — Although his country is entering one of the most dramatic election campaigns in recent memory, Isy Morgensztern had no intention of exercising his right to vote. A left-wing Ashkenazi Jewis...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barak OKs purchase of U.S. fighter jets
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense minister has approved a $2.75 billion deal to purchase the world's most advanced warplane from the United States. Ehud Barak on Sunday approved "in principle" the purc...
Study: Mental health needs of Orthodox Jews not being met
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 3 3 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The mental health needs of the haredi Orthodox and Chasidic communities are not being sufficiently addressed, according to a new Yeshiva University study. The study said that service ga...
Irish artists pledge cultural boycott of Israel
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- More than 150 Irish artists have said they will participate in a cultural boycott of Israel. The artists signed a pledge saying that they will not perform or exhibit in Israel or accep...
El Al, JetBlue ink deal
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- El Al and JetBlue will now offer connecting options for customers traveling between the United States and Israel. The deal, which was announced Aug. 12 after four months of negotiations...
N.J. man arrested in scam on Orthodox
by JTA
Aug 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- A New Jersey man was arrested for allegedly running a $200 million real estate scam that fed on the Orthodox community. Police had been investigating Eliyahu Weinstein of Lakewood, N.J....
Kagan sworn in as Supreme Court justice
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Elana Kagan was sworn in as the 112th U.S. Supreme Court justice. Kagan became the third Jewish justice on the current court, and the fourth woman ever to serve, when she was sworn in Saturday by C...
Chasidic man shot in Brooklyn
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Hispanic gunmen allegedly shot a Chasidic man in the stomach in Brooklyn. Burech Halberstam, 25, a Satmar, lay on a residential street bleeding after two men reportedly got out of a white car and s...
Montreal teen charged with murdering sister
by JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
TORONTO -- A Montreal teenager pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the stabbing death of his 14-year-old sister. Maor Attar, 18, a graduate of Montreal's Hebrew Academy, an...
How will The Giving Pledge affect Jewish causes?
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The philanthropic world got a happy jolt when 40 members of the world's wealthy elite -- including 13 Jews -- announced that they would give away more than half their money before they ...
$100 million face-lift transforms Israel Museum
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Aug 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — A tawny sandstone sculpture of Nimrod, an ancient Hebrew warrior and hunter figure with a razor-straight back and proud stare, sits at the intersection between modern Israeli art and na...