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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 | 0 0 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 | 0 0 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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Israeli millionaires drop by 28 percent
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- The number of Israeli millionaires has fallen by 28 percent, nearly twice the global total. According to the Merrill Lynch World Wealth report released June 25, Israel now has 5,...
Jewish school found guilty of discrimination
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
LONDON (JTA) -- A Jewish school in North London was found guilty of race discrimination. The admissions policy of the Jewish Free School may have to change following the June 25 ruling by a London ...
Permit for 50 settlement homes
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Permits have been granted to build 50 homes in a West Bank settlement to resettle families being evicted from an illegal outpost. The Defense Ministry in May approved in principl...
Madoff's victims: Moving on
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jun 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- For Belle Faber, the sentencing of Bernard Madoff felt surreal. Television coverage of Monday's event was being projected on a screen in the conference room of the American Jewish Congr...
Agriprocessors set to be sold
by JTA
Jun 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The troubled Iowa meatpacker Agriprocessors is set to be sold. A court-appointed trustee for the company, which filed for bankruptcy months after a massive immigration raid last year, f...
Shalit transfer to Egypt coming soon
by JTA
Jun 26, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will soon be transferred to Egypt as part of a larger prisoner swap, according to European diplomatic sources. The sources were quoted in the Isra...
YouTube removes Blumenthal video from its Web site
by JTA
Jun 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — YouTube has removed footage of young American Jews making racist remarks about President Obama. Attempts to access the video Friday were met with a message from the video-sharing Web sit...
ADL seeks probe of U.S. group linked to Hamas
by JTA
Jun 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Anti-Defamation League is urging the Justice Department to investigate whether a U.S.-based group is raising money for Hamas. Viva Palestina U.S. is a campaign modeled after a simi...
Iran turmoil likely to benefit Israel
by Leslie Susser
JTA
Jun 25, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Like the collapse of the Soviet Union nearly two decades ago, the outcome of the postelection unrest in Iran could be of major strategic significance for the Middle East and for Israel....
Can Jewish groups balance security with access?
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Jun 19, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — A few days after last week’s shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, the interim director of the Kansas City Jewish Community Center had to reassure the parent of a...