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Ten years on, Katrina echoes for Mississippi Jews
Standing on an empty lot at the corner of Camellia Street and Southern Avenue, Brad Kessie wistfully inspected one of two sago palms that marked the pathway to Congregation Beth Israel, which had s...
Aug 27, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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On Greek isle of Rhodes, Jews return to celebrate ancient community all but wiped out
RHODES, Greece — Each summer, tens of thousands of tourists descend on Rhodes, Greece’s easternmost island. They are drawn by the sandy beaches, the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, the casino r...
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Here’s why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating
TEL AVIV — After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought. After years of vowi...
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Globe Briefs August 20
N.Y. state panel to study controversial E. Ramapo school district The New York State Education Department appointed a panel to study the operations of the haredi Orthodox controlled school board in...
Aug 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rabbi on a mission to uncover hints of southern Italy’s Jewish past
As the only female rabbi in Italy, Barbara Aiello is on a mission to reach out to the anusim, descendants of Jews who were forced hundreds of years ago to convert to Catholicism, and tell them of t...
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Can the U.S. trust Europe to punish Iran if it violates the nuclear deal?
Among his rationales for opposing the nuclear deal with Iran, Sen. Charles Schumer said that he did not trust the three European Union partners to punish Iran should it violate the terms of the acc...
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All over the map: Where dozens of local Jewish groups stand on the Iran deal
Across the United States, Jewish community groups have appeared unsure about exactly how to respond to the Iran nuclear deal. Consider Massachusetts. Three groups in the state last month attempted ...
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Listen to the music … but watch where you’re driving, says Israeli researcher
While driving to work, “Eternal Flames” by the Bangles comes on the radio and the next thing I know, I am back on a beach in Lanai, reliving my honeymoon. I see stretches of clear blue water and pi...
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Globe Briefs August 13
Rivlin urges Netanyahu to repair ties with Obama JERUSALEM — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to repair the damaged relations with President Barack Obama. “I t...
Aug 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shakeup at Anti-Iran Deal Group; In Congress, Democrats stating their positions
Former Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman on Monday was named chairman of an advocacy group opposed to the Iran nuclear deal. The move came after it became known that United Against Nuclear Iran’s p...
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After Palestinian baby’s death, Israelis say condemnation not enough
DUMA, West Bank — The smell of stale smoke wafted from the burnt concrete home now marked by a banner bearing the grinning face of a baby and, in bold red letters, a name: Ali Saad Dawabsha. Some 1...
Aug 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs August 6
Neo-Nazis attack Orthodox Jew on Zurich street JTA A group of neo-Nazis harassed, threatened and, finally, assaulted an Orthodox Jew in Zurich, Switzerland’s Jewish community reported. The incident...
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Parsing the polls to find where Jews stand on Iran nuclear deal
Millions are being spent on advertisements aimed at swaying the public and putting pressure on lawmakers to either denounce or support the Iran nuclear agreement. But where do American Jews stand o...
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The Jewish agenda in Washington for 2010
by JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Following President Obama's State of the Union address and the start of the new congressional year, JTA asked Jewish organizations operating in Washington the following questions: "Wh...
Survivor's grandson buys Mengele diary
by JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The grandson of a Holocaust survivor reportedly bought the diary of the notorious Josef Mengele. The 180-page journal was sold for an undisclosed sum Tuesday "to an East Coast Jewish philanthropist...
Jewish Agency blames Russian gov't for cancellation
by JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The Jewish Agency for Israel has canceled plans to hold its upcoming board meetings in St. Petersburg over concerns that the Russian government would not allow the gathering to take pla...
Israel’s reply to Goldstone suggests a more civil approach
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Goldstone wars continue, but beneath the shouting a diplomatic track has emerged. The Israeli government last week published a reply to the U.N. Human Rights Council’s report on th...
Berlusconi feels pain of Shoah victims, Gaza Palestinians
by JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi expressed his empathy for Israel and the Palestinians during the final day of a three-day visit to Israel. "Today, the safeguarding of Israel's ...
Jewish-themed and Israeli films are in running for Academy Awards
by JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Three Jewish-themed films and an Israeli film are in the running for Academy Awards. “Inglourious Basterds,” a Jewish revenge fantasy in which a squad of Jewish GIs wipes out the Nazi leadership, w...
Israel hits Gaza tunnels in response to barrel bombs
by JTA
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel destroyed two Gaza smuggling tunnels in response to Hamas' attempt to attack Israeli targets in the Mediterranean Sea. Israel's Air Force on Tuesday night struck the tunnels use...
J.D. Salinger, reclusive author and grandson of rabbi, dies
by JTA
Jan 29, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- J.D. Salinger, author of "Catcher in the Rye," recluse and grandson of a rabbi, has died at 91. Salinger, whose signature novel became an American classic and remains required reading a...
Hezbollah gains a toehold inside U.N. Security Council
by Kenneth Bandler
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Sheik Hassan Nasrallah is not likely to take a seat at the U.N. Security Council’s horseshoe table, but the Hezbollah terrorist organization he has led since 1992 now has a toehold insi...
Facebook awards Chabad initiative $100,000
by JTA
Jan 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
A Chabad-initiated project won a $100,000 grant in a community project on Facebook. A Chabad-initiated project won a $100,000 grant last week when it was named a runner up in the Chase, a highly pu...