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Globe Briefs April 28
Israeli-American coach David Blatt reportedly on potential list for Lakers post David Blatt, the Israeli American who was fired this season as head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, reportedly is u...
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No experience necessary: Meet the Orthodox lawyer advising Trump on Israel
NEW YORK — If Donald Trump wins the White House, he’ll probably be the first U.S. president whose top adviser on Israel used to do guard duty at a Jewish settlement in the West Bank armed with an M...
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Pro-Israel, pro ‘peoplehood’ rabbis form new Reconstructionist group
The 2015 decision of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College to ordain rabbis with non-Jewish partners was the “straw that broke the camel’s back” for Rabbi Carol Harris-Shapiro. “I formally left ...
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Globe Briefs April 14
Austrian government writing law to seize Hitler’s birthplace The Austrian government reportedly is drafting a law that would transfer ownership of Adolf Hitler’s birthplace to the state. The owner ...
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Could ties with Muslim powerhouse Indonesia be Israel’s latest pivot east?
At a time when Israel is seeking to boost its ties with Arab and Muslim countries in order to counter the threats posed by Iran and terrorist groups, could the world’s largest Muslim country become...
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Humanitarian aid or political meddling? Israel, EU clash over Palestinian buildings
MAALE ADUMIM, West Bank — In a ramshackle village off a dirt road in the West Bank’s central hills, near an inhabited shack with a cloth roof and tin walls, stands an outhouse bearing a peeling sti...
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Who is Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, Jared Kushner?
NEW YORK — Jared Kushner has many claims to fame. He’s married to Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential front-runner. He’s the scion of a philanthropy-minded Jewish family from New ...
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How Coca-Cola made processed food Passover friendly
In the 1930s, Rabbi Tobias Geffen of Atlanta began to investigate the hidden ingredients inside mass-produced foods and to evaluate whether those ingredients conflict with kosher laws. He set a pre...
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Shmura matzah for Passover: The real reason it’s so expensive
NEW YORK — It costs more per pound than filet mignon. It might be burnt or taste like cardboard. It’s so delicate it often breaks in the box, rendering it unfit for Passover ritual use. Yet every y...
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The world’s largest seder — in Nepal — will go on, despite slow earthquake recovery
When the ground started to shake beneath Rabbi Chezki Lifshitz’s feet, he was praying near a doorway at the Chabad House of Kathmandu, where he lives with his wife, Chani, and their six children. L...
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At Israel’s mikvahs, women claim verbal abuse and unwanted touching
JERUSALEM — Without warning, the ritual bath attendant pulled off Naava Shafner’s towel. She was standing, naked, in front of a woman she didn’t know. Then the attendant began interrogating her. Sh...
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Globe Briefs March 31
Printers at Princeton, other college campuses hacked with anti-Semitic message Printers at a half-dozen college campuses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were hacked with an anti-Semitic, racist f...
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From left to right, Israelis sour on ‘opportunist’ Donald Trump
TEL AVIV — He’s crude. He’s blunt. He’s inauthentic. He is not a man of peace. Left and right, religious and secular, Arab and Jew, Israelis don’t have many kind words for Donald Trump, the Republi...
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Chomsky denied entry into Israel
by JTA
May 16, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Jewish-American professor Noam Chomsky was denied entry into Israel. Chomsky, 81, a frequent critic of Israeli and American policies, was detained for four hours at the Allenby Bridge ...
Hollywood turns out for Wiesenthal tribute dinner
by Danielle Berrin
L.A. Jewish Journal
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance again proved that flaunting a cuddly relationship with Hollywood helps boost its cause. This year’s national tribute dinner honoring...
Jerusalem: The city that drives people mad
by By Dina Kraft
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A middle-aged Russian tourist dressed in white and claiming to be Jesus checked in last week at the Petra Hostel in Jerusalem's Old City. He did not stay long, the hostel's clerk said....
Budapest Jewish food scene takes off
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
BUDAPEST -- Rahel Raj calls herself a 21st-century Yiddishe mama. The daughter of a rabbi and mother of a toddler, she and her family run a pair of popular Budapest bake shops that specialize in Je...
JDC officials in Israel disciplined over ‘inappropriate financial transaction’
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has disciplined at least two employees for their role in what the organization is calling "in inappropriate financial transaction," according to a p...
Unusual coalition government leaves British Jews uncertain on policy
by Winston Pickett
JTA
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON – With Britons uncertain of how the country’s first coalition government since World War II will go about governing, the country’s Jewish community appears to be taking a wait-and-see approa...
Kagan was a pioneer at age 12
by Stewart Ain
New York Jewish Week
May 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Elena Kagan, President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, wanted a bat mitzvah when she turned 12. But that simply was not done in May 1973 at Lincoln Square Synagogue, the Ort...
Elena Kagan nod would put third Jew on Supreme Court
by Ron Kampeas
May 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Elena Kagan would make it three -- three women and three Jews on the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time in its history. President Obama, announcing Monday the nomination of his sol...
Remarks by President Barack Obama and Solicitor General Elena Kagan at her nomination to the Supreme Court.
by The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
May 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
East Room 10:02 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, hello, hello! Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat. Good morning, everybody. Of the many responsibilities accorde...
U.N. nuclear watchdog is canvassing the international community over Israel
by JTA
May 07, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog is canvassing the international community over how to deal with Arab demands that Israel dismantle its reported nuclear arsenal. Yukiya Amano, wh...