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Left-hander Jeremy Bleich hoping to lead Israel to WBC success
If you’ve never heard of Jeremy Bleich, you’re not alone. After all, it’s been a while since the New Orleans product — who was an All-American left-hander at Stanford University — became a first-ro...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Orthodox rabbis join opposition to ‘death with dignity’
The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing acceptance of medically assisted suicid...
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Israel’s economy expected to slow in 2017
Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an outlier,” said Avi Weiss, executi...
Jan 12, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs January 6
Argentine court rules ex-president may have covered up Iranian bombing of Jewish center The appeals court in Buenos Aires has cleared the path to a criminal probe into former Argentine President Cr...
Jan 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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After Obama, what Netanyahu and his rivals expect from a ‘new era’
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expects a “new era” when U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office this month. He said as much at a Chanukah candle-lighting ceremony Saturday, wh...
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How the Israeli army wages war on waistlines
NETANYA, Israel — One fit young soldier scales a rope. Two others practice hand-to-hand combat. A large group marches across the sand. But those were just the inspirational photographs on the walls...
Dec 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Secret Hitler, a game of intrigue and deception, but not for everyone
Just in time for Chanukah comes Secret Hitler, a new social deduction game where players are assigned to be either “liberals” fighting the good fight, or “fascists” who will do whatever it takes to...
Dec 28, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 23
Trump nominates David Friedman as ambassador to Israel President-elect Donald Trump is nominating a top Jewish surrogate, David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel, with a statement saying Friedma...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Why I won’t celebrate Christmas in England even though everyone else does
I just had a strange, brief moment of wondering whether my Jewish, atheist family ought to celebrate Christmas. And it all started with one sentence: “Santa Claus brings magic to childhood.” Recent...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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A tale of two Chanukah parties: Obama’s last and Trump (International’s) first
WASHINGTON — Weird paradoxes have been packed into Chanukah observance forever. It’s the holiday about killing infidels that is now celebrated as a victory of religious pluralism. It’s the unoffici...
Dec 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Joanna Slusky places a test tube into an incubating shaker, flips the switch, and it begins to quiver. So does she. “I’m excited,” she said, showing off another gadget in her lab, ...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs December 16
Cut out traditional Chanukah doughnuts, health minister tells Israelis Israel’s health minister called on the public to refrain from eating the traditional Chanukah treat sufganiyot. “I call on the...
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In Manuel Valls, French Jews get a presidential candidate they can trust
PARIS — Although his country is entering one of the most dramatic election campaigns in recent memory, Isy Morgensztern had no intention of exercising his right to vote. A left-wing Ashkenazi Jewis...
Dec 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Barak in flotilla testimony contradicts Bibi
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Aug 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel's defense minister told an Israeli panel that Cabinet members discussed the possibility of violence during the interception of a Turkish flotilla bound for Gaza. Ehud Barak's te...
CNN host Zakaria returns ADL award over mosque
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Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
CNN host Fareed Zakaria has returned an award to the Anti-Defamation League over the group's opposition to building a mosque near Ground Zero. Zakaria, also a Newsweek columnist, had received the H...
Shalala says she was interrogated in Israel
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Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Ex-U.S. Cabinet member Donna Shalala, who is of Lebanese descent, reportedly was held for interrogation at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport. Shalala, the health and human serv...
Israel to protest U.S. travel advisory
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Aug 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Israel will protest a U.S. travel advisory -- in the wake of rocket attacks on Eilat and Akaba -- that does not mention Jordan. Tourism Minister Stas Meseznikov told reporters that he ...
Negev wine farmers claim battle over land is sour grapes
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
BEERSHEBA, Israel -- Moshe Zohar’s hands are rough and callused, his face lined with the dust of the desert he farms half an hour outside this southern Israeli city. Eleven years ago Zohar, his wif...
$100 million facelift transforms Israel Museum
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM – A tawny sandstone sculpture of Nimrod, an ancient Hebrew warrior and hunter figure with a razor-straight back and proud stare, sits at the intersection between modern Israeli art and na...
Poll: Arab majority believes nuclear Iran helps Mideast
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Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- The percentage of Arabs who believe a nuclear-armed Iran will help the Middle East situation has doubled since last year. The annual Brookings Institute poll, released Thursday, found...
Brazilian Jewish hospital debuts new unit
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Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
RIO DE JANEIRO -- The governor of Brazil's most populous state attended the inauguration ceremony of a Jewish hospital's new unit. Sao Paulo state Gov. Alberto Goldman, who is Jewish, attended Tues...
Clinton-Mezvinsky wedding raises questions about intermarriage
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Is it possible that the first iconic Jewish picture of the decade is of an interfaith marriage? Photographs taken Saturday show the Jewish groom wearing a yarmulke and a crumpled tallit...
Russia ordered to return documents to Chabad
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Aug 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- A U.S. court ruled that the Russian Federation must return sacred documents to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Last week’s ruling by the Washington, D.C., District Court, which was fil...