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Sephardic vogue, Argentine immigrants fuel rapid Jewish revival in Spain
ROTA, Spain — While setting up a synagogue at the American naval base where she works, Ahuvah (Amanda) Gipson made something of a bitter-sweet discovery. Rifling through a storage area at the spraw...
Dec 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cuba releases Jewish-American contractor amid spy swap
U.S. contractor Alan Gross, who was imprisoned by the Cuban government for five years, returned home to Maryland Wednesday in what is being dubbed by many as a Chanukah miracle. Sen. Barbara Mikuls...
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In new Israeli elections, security issues returning to fore
TEL AVIV — This government was supposed to be different. During the last election campaign in 2012, Israelis seemed to tire of the existential issues that have plagued the country for decades. Bare...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Clinton, at Saban Forum, endorses Obama’s Middle East policy
WASHINGTON — From the drive for Israeli-Palestinian peace to nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Rodham Clinton is endorsing President Barack Obama’s Israel-related positions. Clinton, who was Obama’s...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Organization representing Israeli settlements reaches out to world Jewry, politicians
Israelis living in the West Bank have a new message to politicians and world Jewry: The two-state solution is no solution. Members of the Yesha Council, an umbrella organization that represents the...
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 4
Australia’s capital gets first official rabbi to lead Jewish community The Jewish community in Australia’s capital inaugurated its first official full-time rabbi. Rabbi Alon Meltzer, 26, of New Zea...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Netanyahu fires Lapid, Livni, moving Israel closer to early elections
TEL AVIV — For the second time in about two years, Israel appears to be headed toward elections. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a news conference Tuesday that he will support a b...
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Montreal, Jews from France see a future for themselves
TORONTO — When Dan Charbit and his wife, Gaelle Hazan, moved to Montreal from Paris two summers ago, it was meant to be a temporary fix — a yearlong attempt for Charbit to reboot his stalled career...
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs November 27
Controversial Jewish nation-state bill passes Israeli Cabinet Israel’s Cabinet passed a bill that would identify Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. The measure, which has engendered c...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Terror attacks killing Druze police spotlight united front with Israeli Jews
The Nov. 18 killing of Israeli Druze police officer Zidan Saif, who was the first officer to enter the scene of a Palestinian terror attack on worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue, has led to an ou...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kosherfest, a mad dash to sample the ‘facon’
SECAUCUS, N.J. – Gefilte fish? Check. Pastrami? Check. Kosher-for-Passover anti-constipation pills? Edible spoons for bar mitzvah appetizers? A cholov Yisroel-certified alternative to the nutrition...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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For the Dutch, hiding Jews was an almost popular way to ‘fight back’
While there is nothing funny about the Holocaust, the title of Hans Keilson’s long-lost novella, “Comedy in a Minor Key,” seems appropriate, although as comedies go, this is certainly a dark one. “...
Nov 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Is she Jewish? Rabbinate says yes, Israel says no
TEL AVIV — In 2012, Anna Varsanyi was married in an Orthodox Jewish ceremony conducted through Israel’s Chief Rabbinate. Two years later, the Hungarian immigrant has made a life in Israel, settling...
Nov 13, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews living in West Bank
by JTA
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
More than 300,000 Jews live in the West Bank, according to a new report. The number of Jewish residents in West Bank settlements increased 2.3 percent, to 304,569, from January to June 30, accordin...
American donors gave to build Jewish homes in Arab parts of Jerusalem
by JTA
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
American donors gave $25.4 million in the past five years to build Jewish homes in Arab parts of Jerusalem, Bloomberg reported. Among the contributors are Ira Rennert, the founder of Renco Group In...
Israel keeps military option on table: Iran
by JTA
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel intends to keep a military option on the table in response to Iran’s nuclear program, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told his U.S. counterpart. “We clearly believe that no option should be remo...
Rabbis’ lawyers blame woes on government mole
by Robert Wiener
New Jersey Jewish News
Jul 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEWARK — Attorneys for several rabbis facing money-laundering charges in the widespread New Jersey corruption case are insisting their clients are innocent victims of manipulation by Solomon Dwek, ...
Political liability
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jul 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — If Avigdor Lieberman’s appointment as foreign minister seemed odd when it was made, recent developments cast more doubt over his capacity to function as Israel’s top diplomat. Israel’s ...
Court rules for Franken in Minnesota recount
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — With its decision in favor of comedian Al Franken, the Minnesota Supreme Court has given the U.S. Senate its first veteran of “Saturday Night Live” — and left the chamber with no Jewis...
Jewish groups split reactions to Supreme Court decision
by JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anti-Defamation League welcomed the 5-4 decision in Ricci v. DeStefano, in which the court ruled that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn. were unfairly denied promotions after city officials...
Jackson’s nose broke down stereotypes
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
VIENNA — Amid all the noisy outpouring over Michael Jackson’s sudden death, the last place I expected to find him was in a Jewish museum. But there he was, his pale, mask-like, surgically engineere...
Mass converts pose dilemma for Latin American Jews
by Florencia Arbiser
JTA
Jul 02, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
CARTAGENA, Colombia — Luis Alberto Prieto Vargas appears to be a Jew. He wears a kipah, he introduces himself as Jewish and two years ago Vargas, a Christian by birth, underwent a conversion ceremo...
Diaspora Museum changing name
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The Diaspora Museum in Tel Aviv will get a new infusion of cash and become the Museum of the Jewish People. A $25 million project to renew the museum, now called Beth Hatefusoth,...