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Passover seders the new norm at PA Governor’s Residence
HARRISBURG — The freshly painted state dining room in the governor’s mansion was full of lively conversation and political discussion, plenty of wine (four cups, Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan continuousl...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs April 21
Tufts student senate passes Israel divestment resolution The Tufts University student senate passed a resolution calling on the university to divest from four companies that do business with Israel...
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Hank Azaria opens up about speaking Ladino and his latest TV role
Actor Hank Azaria is known for his portrayal of an array of characters — most notably voicing Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu on “The Simpsons.” While he may be best known for his work on the long-runnin...
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Toppled graves near Paris inspire conspiracy theories among Jews
Five days after a municipal truck plowed through a Jewish cemetery near Paris in what authorities said was a freak accident, Isabelle Zenou arrived at the scene of the incident with a camera — and ...
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A futuristic Israeli peace plan — minus the peace
TEL AVIV — Gaza is rebuilt. The West Bank is flourishing. And the trains run from Tel Aviv to Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital. This is the peaceful future being pitched by Israeli Intelligence Mi...
Apr 21, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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The Israeli response to the Syrian chemical attack? A wave of donations
TEL AVIV — In response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria earlier this month, Israelis have donated hundreds of thousands of shekels to help children and others caught in the conflict raging o...
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Globe Briefs April 14
Ohio buys record $61 million in Israel Bonds The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel Bonds, which took place April...
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A state legislator called J Street anti-Semitic; Right to left, Jewish groups disagree
NEW YORK — Is J Street anti-Semitic? A South Carolina state legislator insists it is. But few — if any — Jewish leaders seem to agree. Alan Clemmons, a Republican lawmaker from Myrtle Beach, is a d...
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Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art, is trending in Paris
PARIS — In a dark alley in a poor suburb of this city, five men with violence on their minds closed in fast on 17-year-old Netanel Azoulay and his older brother, Yaakov. “Dirty Jews, you’re going t...
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Here’s how Israeli women are fighting for equal pay in high-tech
TEL AVIV — High-tech workers know there’s no problem that can’t be solved with a spreadsheet. So a group of Israeli women seeking to combat the gender wage gap in the industry created one last mont...
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HIAS looks to rally in red states
WASHINGTON — Rallies in solidarity with refugees and immigrants should start happening in front of less-than-friendly faces, said Mark Hetfield. “What we need to do is move this call to action from...
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Globe Briefs April 7
White House: US understands construction of new Israeli settlement White House officials appeared to show understanding of the Israeli government’s decision to build a new settlement in the West Ba...
Apr 06, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Canadian model is a comedy sensation in Israel
TEL AVIV — Renny Grinshpan is a Canadian Israeli with shaky Hebrew. Yet in the past several months, she has become famous in this country for her comedic commentary on Israeli culture. Millions wat...
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Google to purchase a second Israeli start-up
by JTA
Sep 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Google reportedly will acquire a second Israeli start-up company. The Israeli business daily Globes reported Monday that Google is paying "several million dollars" to purchase Quiksee,...
Israel’s polluters face new OECD regulations
by Tafline Laylin
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Israel’s entry into the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) will mean more stringent pollution standards for industries, but it comes with a cost — especially for smaller b...
Pope extends Rosh Hashana wishes
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
ROME -- Pope Benedict XVI wished Jews joy and blessings in the new year. In a Rosh Hashana message to Rome's Chief Rabbi Riccardo Di Segni, the pontiff said he hoped that High Holiday celebrations ...
Jewish officer who arrested a drunk Gibson sues department over harassment
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
LOS ANGELES – The Jewish sheriff’s deputy who arrested actor Mel Gibson for drunken driving is suing his department for harassment since the July 2006 incident. Because he reported the requests of ...
Rocket from Gaza lands in Israel
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- A rocket fired from Gaza landed in Israel's western Negev. The rocket fired early Sunday morning landed near a kibbutz orchard. It was the fifth rocket to hit Israeli territory in five...
Netanyahu hints at continuing freeze
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled he would heed, in part, an appeal from President Obama to continue the settlement freeze. "Between zero and one there are a lot of p...
Gay Saudi diplomat fears persecution
by JTA
Sep 13, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
A Saudi Arabian diplomat based in Los Angeles has requested political asylum because he is gay and close friends with a Jewish woman. The diplomat was identified Saturday by NBC News as Ali Ahmad A...
Michael Oren, making the case for Obama
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 12, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Michael Oren outlines what may be his toughest assignment: Making the case to a skeptical public for a leader who’s hard to pin down. Pitching Bibi to the Americans? No, that’s an easy...
The peace talks -- and their obstacles
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Peace in a year? Try getting past Sept. 26. Or is it 30? Direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis have barely begun and already the sides are facing their first major hurdle -- ...
Jewish groups step up efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Sep 08, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jewish groups have stepped up efforts to combat anti-Muslim bigotry, with several national initiatives announced this week and supporting statements coming in from a range of Jewis...