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The obvious choice: Relief for Britain’s Jews as Cameron elected to second term
LONDON — A large chunk of Britain’s Jewish community breathed a sigh of relief on May 8, when David Cameron secured a second five-year term as prime minister. The Conservative’s win of an outright ...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jews in a box: Can Germany afford to let its Jewish community disappear?
BERLIN — An exhibit at the Jewish Museum in Berlin raised eyebrows two years ago for its examination of the discomfort of Germans with the Jews in their midst. In the exhibit, a Jew sat in a three-...
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A long train trip: But a ride across Siberia uncovers thriving Jewish communties
In May 1891, the Grand Duke Nicholas II, who later became the last czar, picked up a ceremonial shovel and emptied a wheelbarrow full of soil onto an embankment in the port city of Vladivostok. It ...
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Burma: one synagogue and much beauty
[Editor’s note: The military government of Burma changed the country name to "Myanmar" in 1989. According to the State Department, it remains U.S. policy to refer to the country as Burma in most co...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tech exec with a soft spot for Israel
NEW YORK – When Stephen Kaufer, the CEO of TripAdvisor, an $11 billion company that runs America’s leading user-generated hotel review website, thinks back to all the places he has visited, one sta...
Jun 18, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Will Sephardic Jews join Ashkenazi embrace of premarriage genetic testing?
“There is no person in the world without issues,” says Rabbi Yosef Ekstein, the founder of the organization Dor Yeshorim (“Upright Generation” in Hebrew), a confidential genetic screening system us...
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OU delegation warns of rise in threats
Attendees of the Orthodox Union Leadership Mission to Washington made clear to the politicians their concerns over ongoing Iran nuclear negotiations and domestic security funding for Jewish institu...
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Chief Rabbi Lau: No intention to remove Rabbi Riskin from his job
JERUSALEM— The Chief Rabbinate has no intention of removing Efrat Chief Rabbi Shlomo Riskin from his position, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau said. “There has never been any intention to push out ...
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Supreme Court strikes down Israel passport law
Stressing the supremacy of presidential over congressional power to set foreign policy, the Supreme Court struck down a federal statute that would allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to list ...
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Ex-CFO of San Diego JCC pleads guilty to embezzling $400k
Two former staff members at San Diego’s Jewish community center pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the institution in two separate schemes. Nancy Johnson, chief fina...
Jun 11, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Jewish comedian goes big in China — but the humor doesn’t always translate
How do you tell a joke in China about Jews when the only things most Chinese think they know about the Chosen People is that they’re smart and good with money? That was Jesse Appell’s quandary when...
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Young couples now getting Birthright-style ‘honeymoons’ in Israel
JERUSALEM  — Jay and Mikelle sat next to each other on the bus as it ascended the road to Jerusalem. Later the same day they accompanied each other on an emotional trip to Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holo...
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Orange pullout seen as sign of BDS influence on French policy
To Israel’s supporters, the decision by the French telecommunications giant Orange to dump its Israeli affiliate is not only a politically motivated divestment by a major multinational corporation,...
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House approved current levels of defense assistance to Israel
by JTA
Dec 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
The U.S. House of Representatives approved current levels of defense assistance to Israel. The omnibus foreign operations bill for 2010 approved Dec. 10 is the compromise bill after a House-Senate ...
For St. Louis passengers, 70th reunion could be their last
by Eric Fingerhut
JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Seventy years after the SS St. Louis was turned away from the United States, the surviving passengers of the ill-fated voyage may be reuniting for the last time near where their chanc...
Wanted Islamic Jihad operative arrested in Israel
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
A wanted Islamic Jihad operative was arrested in Israel. Zalach Muhammad Buchari, 36, was arrested Monday night in Nablus in a joint operation of the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Security Agenc...
Israel’s justice minister reportedly wants judicial system based on Torah laws
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 130 130 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s justice minister reportedly called for basing the country’s judicial system on Torah laws. “Step by step, we will bestow upon the citizens of Israel the laws of the Torah, and we will turn...
EU foreign ministers want negotiations for Jerusalem as a two-state capital
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
European Union foreign ministers called for negotiations over the status of Jerusalem as a capital for two states. In a statement agreed upon Tuesday, the 27 ministers representing the member state...
Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric
by JTA
Dec 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
President Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric, saying it was harming Turkey’s profile. “In the president’s meeting with Prime Minister Erdogan yesterday, t...
Hidden Jews in Poland to get Chanuka guide
by JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 116 116 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A Polish-language guide to Chanuka will be distributed to Hidden Jews in Poland. Shavei Israel, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to strengthen ties between the State of Israel an...
Microbreweries bubbling up in Israel
by Ari Miller
JTA
Dec 07, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
TEL AVIV -- David Cohen doesn’t think Goldstar beer is bad -- especially for a macro-brewed, industrial label that is Israel’s most popular. But Cohen’s beer of choice comes from The Dancing Camel,...
Report recommends EU strengthen PA
by JTA
Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A classified report recommends that the European Union take steps to strengthen the Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem. The report drafted by European consuls in East Jerusalem and Ram...
Lebanon fires at Israeli planes
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Dec 03, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- The Lebanese army fired on at least four Israel Air Force planes flying over southern Lebanon. Lebanese news media reported Wednesday that the anti-aircraft fire forced the Israeli pla...