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This Sephardi Jew sees preserving Ladino as ‘act of resistance’ against Trump
One-year-old Vidal doesn’t know the significance behind the lullaby his father sings him at bedtime. He knows it helps him fall asleep, but not that the Ladino song is part of an effort to teach hi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Not just prayers: Synagogues are organizing to fight Trump’s agenda
NEW YORK — The day after the presidential election, as congregants gathered in her Brooklyn synagogue to air their feelings, Rabbi Rachel Timoner was already starting to organize against the incomi...
Mar 23, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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If at first you don’t succeed, add it to the Wall of Rejection
Admitting defeat is the first step to accepting rejection. But what if you get rejected again — and again? On college campuses, the competitive nature to strive to be the best outweighs the reality...
Mar 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Meet the Jewish artist behind the haunting Purim puppets of Paris
Though he may be one of France’s best-known puppet makers, Michel Nedjar insists he does not really create the acclaimed and haunting figures that he calls his “Purim puppets.” A former tailor’s ap...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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A Cuban pitcher gets a firm grip on life in Israel
TEL AVIV — Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro Eskenazi endured to leave the island nation was a mountain of paperwork....
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Celebrating 10 years, egalitarian yeshiva wants to expand learning among Jews in the pews
NEW YORK — In the upstairs sanctuary of a Manhattan synagogue, a group of rabbis is studying Jewish texts on pluralism and community. One floor below, 22 students are sitting in pairs poring over t...
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Why former US envoy Dan Shapiro keeps staying in Israel
RAANANA, Israel — Dan Shapiro can’t seem to leave Israel. Before stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the country in January, he said he would stay long enough for his daughters to finish the sc...
Mar 09, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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J Street in the age of Trump
WASHINGTON — The reality of Donald Trump’s presidency loomed over J Street’s policy conference this week, but J Street leadership and participants at the conference stuck to the dovish, pro-Israel ...
Mar 02, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Middle East big topic at JCPA gathering
WASHINGTON — There were two Steve Bannons at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs gathering this week. At one session, the presidential adviser was the man seeking the “deconstruction of the admin...
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Tel Aviv and Jerusalem marathons revel in a ‘healthy competition’
TEL AVIV — Noah Roth likes to recall two moments from Israeli marathons in which he’s raced: a competitor in Jerusalem breezing by him in 2010 wearing all-black, haredi Orthodox garb but for a whit...
Mar 02, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Globe Briefs February 24
Chilean official: ‘Israelite’ tourists cannot be barred, can be expelled from hostels A senior official of an entity tied to the Chilean government threatened Israeli tourists after a group was rem...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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French Jewish scholar’s hate speech trial leaves anti-racism activists bitter, divided
The hate speech trial of a prominent French historian charged with calling Arabs innately anti-Semitic is dividing French Jews and sowing dissent within the local equivalent of the Anti-Defamation ...
Feb 23, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary
NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial? Do they act as if they are in a place of reverence or mourning? Or do they behave as crowds do at any t...
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Glenn Beck under fire over George Soros comments
by Ron Kampeas and Ami Eden
JTA
Nov 16, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Fox News provocateur Glenn Beck spent spent several days taking aim at billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros, but so far -- at least within Jewish circles -- the bar...
In the war on breast cancer, Israel leads
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Nov 15, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM -- Irit Paneth, in and out of remission from breast cancer for more than a decade, was among the thousands who wound their way like a giant pink-and-white ribbon through Jerusalem's stree...
Harley bikers ‘vote for Dead Sea’ with their tailpipes
by Karen Chernick
Nov 14, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Seven Wonders of the World is a famous list of impressive ancient constructions, largely centered around the Mediterranean.  (We still think that the Mediterranean and the whole Middle East are...
Whither the Jewish baby boomers?
by Sue Fishkoff
JTA
Nov 10, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW ORLEANS -- As America’s 77 million baby boomers retire, they will place an unprecedented burden on the Jewish community’s infrastructure. They will need more services, and many will want to bec...
Third annual Muslim-Jewish 'twinning' launched
by JTA
Nov 09, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- Free medical screenings and a clean-up day were part of a U.S. bridge-building group's third season of Muslim-Jewish "twinning" events. Over the weekend, Jewish and Muslim doctors in ...
17 arrested in $42.5 million fraud at Claims Conference
by Uriel Heilman
JTA
Nov 09, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Attorney's Office in New York has arrested 17 people for participating in a $42.5 million fraud at the Claims Conference. Those arrested include former and current employees of...
GOP sweep makes one Jew, Eric Cantor, a star, unseats and sidelines many others
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Nov 08, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — A historic Republican sweep of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday has propelled Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the minority whip, to the verge of becoming the highest-ranking Jewi...
Jewish groups’ take on 2010 elections from starkly different views
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Nov 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Jewish organizations didn’t wait long after the 2010 Election results were in to begin putting their spin on the coast-to-coast outcome. Conservative and Republican groups hailed the results as a r...
When talking peace for Israel, do Diaspora Jews have a role?
by Dina Kraft
JTA
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
JERUSALEM — Cloistered away in a snug meeting room with stone-faced walls and arched doorways across from Jerusalem’s Old City, some of the most important Jewish communal leaders in the world came ...
Head games: Jordanians tell Israelis to keep out kipot
by JTA
Oct 28, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Israelis have been asked to leave their yarmulkes at the border when entering Jordan, an Israeli news site reported. An Israeli businessman told Ynet that his yarmulkes were taken and put in a safe...