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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 | 12 12 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 | 12 12 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 | 11 11 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 | 22 22 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 | 43 43 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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Jewish groups putting up a fight against growing opioid epidemic
NEW YORK — Eve Goldberg’s son, Isaac, was in a panic. He had to get out of college. Isaac Goldberg Volkmar had been at the University of Rhode Island for less than a semester in 2009 when he called...
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Globe Briefs June 23
From JTA reports Rhode Island approves anti-boycott legislation Rhode Island’s General Assembly approved legislation that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that engage in boy...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israel's Navy hits Palestinians at sea
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Navy killed four men that it said were planning a terror attack at sea. Early Monday morning, the Navy forces fired on Palestinians wearing diving suits off the coast of Gaza....
Iran to send aid ships to Gaza
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Iran's Red Crescent said it would send two aid ships to Gaza. The organization announced Monday that it would send the ships by the end of the week, with one carrying humanitarian supp...
IDF to open internal flotilla investigation
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Israel Defense Forces will conduct an internal investigation into its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla that ended in the death of nine activists. IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashke...
Rubashkin acquitted in child labor case
by JTA
Jun 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
Kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin was acquitted in an Iowa state court of child labor violations. Rubashkin was found not guilty on all 67 counts of child labor violations, relating to ...
Helen Thomas to retire immediately
by Staff, wire and releases
Jun 07, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Hearst Corporation today announced the retirement of White House columnist Helen Thomas. Prior to the announcement, at least two Jewish organizations said that Hearst Newspapers should suspend Thom...
ZAKA divers and marine units lead flotilla of support for the Israeli Navy along coastline
by Release
Jun 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
In a show of solidarity, support and gratitude to the Israeli Navy, the ZAKA Rescue and Recovery humanitarian volunteer organization organized a flotilla of support along the Tel Aviv coastline, Fr...
Suicide Activists on the Gaza Flotilla
by Shraga Simmons
Jun 04, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
This video by Shraga Simmons, "Suicide Activists on the Gaza Flotilla," is a very cogent look at the issues surrounding the flotilla incident off the coast of Gaza. It's definitely worth a look. Si...
South Africa recalls Israel ambassador
by JTA
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
CAPE TOWN -- South Africa has recalled its ambassador to Israel but doesn't plan to cut diplomatic ties, a government official said. Thursday's action follows Israel's deadly interception of a Gaza...
Shamai Leibowitz sentenced for leaking FBI secret
by Adam Kredo
Washington Jewish Week
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Those who know Shamai Leibowitz of Silver Spring, Md. describe him as a doting father, enchanting Torah reader and, above all, a trusted member of the community. But a recently reveal...
Turkey increases security for local Jews
by JTA
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Turkey is increasing security for Turkish Jewish citizens and institutions following the killing of several Turkish citizens on a Gaza-bound flotilla intercepted by Israel. Some 20 locations in Ist...