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At Republican convention, Donald Trump sharing the spotlight with rock and roll
CLEVELAND — On the Lake Erie boardwalk, a few Republican delegates huddle next to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for a quick selfie before scooting away. Walker was the anti-Donald Trump for 15 minute...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The grassroots and interfaith effort behind the GOP’s pro-Israel, anti-two state platform
Amid the intrigue and speculation that surrounded the opening of the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, one item that the party settled is its firm support for Israel and opposition...
Jul 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auschwitz really happened — and this artsy architecture exhibit proves it
VENICE, Italy — It’s been more than 50 years since the Nuremberg trials, yet proving the Holocaust actually happened remains an ongoing project. Why? For one, the Nazis covered their tracks, delibe...
Jul 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs July 14
Mother of slain Israeli girl asks permission to hold memorial on Temple Mount The mother of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, the 13-year-old Jewish girl killed in her bed by a Palestinian teenage attacker, requ...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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In Rabbinate protest, Lookstein and Sharansky call for revisions, not revolution
NEW YORK — Three months after Israel’s Chief Rabbinate rejected his authority to perform conversions, one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox rabbis joined with Natan Sharansky to advance a...
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As London prices climb, Manchester beckons Jews from far and near
PRESTWICH, England — When Yitzchak Horwitz’s family opened one of the first Jewish businesses in this leafy suburb of Manchester — a bookstore that also sold Judaica items — it served a small Jewis...
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Mideast Quartet blames Palestinians for incitement, Israel for settlement expansion
Israel welcomed a highly anticipated report from the Middle East Quartet for citing Palestinian incitement as an obstacle to peace, but regretted what it calls the report’s failure to address the “...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Reverse Birthright’ gives Israelis a look at America’s Jews, from Philip Roth to the Three Stooges
NEW YORK — Instead of visiting the Western Wall, they visited Ellis Island. Instead of hiking in the Negev Desert, they took a day trip to a Habonim-Dror summer camp. Instead of basking in the sun ...
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Brexit splits UK from Europe and Labour from its party leader
Only two weeks ago, Jeremy Corbyn seemed to have survived his biggest public relations debacle as the leader of Britain’s Labour Party: the proliferation of anti-Semitic rhetoric among its members....
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Globe Briefs July 7
Orthodox groups file petition to stop egalitarian section at Western Wall A group of Orthodox Jewish organizations is hoping Israel’s High Court of Justice will stop a non-Orthodox prayer section f...
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Jewish groups putting up a fight against growing opioid epidemic
NEW YORK — Eve Goldberg’s son, Isaac, was in a panic. He had to get out of college. Isaac Goldberg Volkmar had been at the University of Rhode Island for less than a semester in 2009 when he called...
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Globe Briefs June 23
From JTA reports Rhode Island approves anti-boycott legislation Rhode Island’s General Assembly approved legislation that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that engage in boy...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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It’s Yelp for sheitels — the first-ever wig review site
NEW YORK — First there was “Tinder for bras.” Now there’s a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for wi...
Jun 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Groups want stronger U.S. defense of Israel, Obama not obliging
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appears to be rebuffing calls from some Jewish groups for the United States to be more assertive and public in defending Israel regarding the flotilla incident...
Jewish groups respond to oil spill crisis
by Brandt Gelman
Staff Writer
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The now infamous oil spill off the Gulf Coast has led to relief efforts sponsored by Jewish organizations. The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and Jewish Funds for Justice are two organiza...
Is milk sold in plastic bags the green way to go?
by Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Jun 03, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve been hearing about the popularity of milk sold in bags (as opposed to plastic or cardboard cartons) in India, Europe and Canada. What are the environmental advantages to milk i...
Groups weigh in on flotilla confrontation
by JTA Staff
Jun 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The main U.S. Jewish umbrella organization is defending Israel's raid of the flotilla heading to Gaza, but several left-wing groups are blaming the incident on officials in Jerusalem an...
U.S. Jewish left-wing groups condemn Gaza deaths
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
Two American Jewish left-wing groups called for an investigation into the deaths of pro-Palestinian activists and urged more engagement in the peace process. Meanwhile, the American Jewish Committe...
Gaza flotilla deaths spur concerns, condemnation
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
The Vatican expressed "pain" and "great concern" at the deaths of activists on a convoy bringing aid to Gaza, while French leaders criticized the Israeli Navy's use of force in turning back the flo...
Bibi cancels White House visit in wake of flotilla riot
by JTA
May 31, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a planned visit to the White House following the deaths of nine protesters on a Gaza-bound ship boarded by Israel's Navy. Netanyahu was sched...
Condemned by the world, Israel blames flotilla organizers for Gaza deaths
by Marcy Oster
JTA
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- As Israel fended off worldwide condemnation for the deaths of nine international activists aboard a Gaza-bound ship and blamed the rioting on the flotilla's organizers, Prime Minister ...
Readout of the President's Call with Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel
by White House Press Secretary
May 31, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
May 31, 2010 “This morning between 10:00 and 10:15 AM CDT, the President spoke by phone with Prime Minister Netanyahu. He said he understood the Prime Minister's decision to return immediately to I...
Grant pushes historic partnership of seminaries
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
May 30, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Spurred by a major grant from one of the largest Jewish foundations, the rabbinical seminaries of three major synagogue movements are forging a groundbreaking partnership to train Jewis...