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Globe Briefs October 23
Israeli Chief Rabbinate: Freundel’s conversions are valid The Israeli Chief Rabbinate said it will recognize all past conversions performed by Rabbi Barry Freundel, the Washington rabbi charged wit...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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The final divorce? For Ramallah’s ma in The Hague, ICC plan is reluctant duty
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Loading a newly released video of a beheading in Syria on his smartphone, Nabil Abuznaid, the Palestinians’ ambassador here, shakes his head in disbelief. “Look at those an...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Referendum stalemate: Court appeal for N.Y. election may stall vote for months, years
All electronic and paper ballots from a Sept. 30 referendum vote in Ramapo, N.Y., were impounded and then ultimately nullified two weeks ago by the state’s Supreme Court on allegations of election ...
Oct 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Encounters with Rabbi Freundel leave many questions unanswered
Bethany Mandel was raised in an interfaith family with a Jewish father and a non-Jewish mother. As an adult, she found herself increasingly tugged by her Jewish roots. In her search for identity, s...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ralph Goldman, former JDC head and a builder of Israel, dies at 100
JERUSALEM — Ralph Goldman, who as a young man helped shepherd the State of Israel into existence and later devoted his professional life to bringing humanitarian relief to Jews around the globe, ha...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amid drought, Jewish groups push conservation agenda
LOS ANGELES — Devorah Brous’ San Fernando Valley home is shaded by green trees, studded with 19 fruit trees and patrolled by a pair of affable chickens that strut around the backyard. But at the mo...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tensions rise in eastern Jerusalem neighborhood after 200 Jews move in
JERUSALEM — Jewish- and Arab-Israeli residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan disagree on whether the neighborhood is historically Jewish or Arab. They disagree about whether Israeli Jews ...
Oct 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Israeli teens' suspected abductors killed in firefight with IDF
JERUSALEM -- The two Palestinian men suspected of kidnapping and killing three Israeli teens were killed in a firefight with Israeli troops during an operation to apprehend them. Marwan Kawasme and...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rick Perry speaks about his indictment
Proudly flaunting the list of liberal pundits who have criticized his recent indictment on two felony charges, Rick Perry, the staunchly pro-Israel Texas governor and likely GOP presidential candid...
Aug 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hamas executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers
Hamas has executed dozens of terror tunnel diggers during the past couple of weeks over fears that they could pass along information to Israel, according to the Israel news site Mako , citing a sou...
Aug 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Counterattack: Israel’s information PR blitz is finding its mark
Israel has been taking its licks in the international arena since it launched Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza on July 8. But criticism of Israel was actually worse during Israel’s l...
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Increasingly, Israel’s critics blame the Jews
Set back from a main street on one side and obscured by trees and shrubs on another, it’s easy to miss Torah V’Emunah, an Orthodox synagogue in a residential North Miami Beach neighborhood. “We don...
Aug 07, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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The images missing from the Gaza war
There's no shortage of images from the Gaza conflict. We’ve seen rubble, dead Palestinian children, Israelis cowering during rocket attacks, Israeli military maneuvers and Israeli army footage of H...
Aug 04, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hugo Chavez expects Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Venezuela
by JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Hugo Chavez expects Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to visit Venezuela by the end of the year, the Venezuelan president said. Chavez made the announcement concerning Iran’s president, a key ally, on his weekly...
White House pushes negotiations without preconditions
by JTA Staff
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON — Rahm Emanuel urged Palestinians and Israelis to launch negotiations without preconditions, echoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call. “All issues should be resolved thro...
Oceanic building blocks
by Earth Talk By the Editors of E/The Environmental Magazine
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
Dear EarthTalk: Why is the plankton in the oceans dying? And what does this mean for the health of the oceans and marine life? — Marilynn Block, Portland, Ore. As the lowest link on the marine food...
JCorps founder wins first Jewish Community Heroes award
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — After weeks of deliberation and the tally of more than 600,000 online votes, the Jewish Federations of North America has named its first Jewish Community Hero — Ari Teman, the founder of...
For the disabled, Birthright trips are extra special
by Gil Shefler
JTA
Nov 12, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK — Pamela Saeks thought her daughter Karly, who has Asperger’s syndrome, would never be able to go on Birthright Israel, the program that offers Diaspora Jews free trips to Israel. “For yea...
Specter introduces resolution to televise Supreme Court proceedings
by Kate Kelly
Press Secretary U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), along with seven colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a Sense of the Senate Resolution urging the Supreme Court to permi...
Leipzig becoming Orthodox Jewish hub in Germany
by Ben Harris
JTA
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
LEIPZIG, Germany -- At age 12, Pasha Segal arrived in Braunschweig, Germany from Ukraine knowing he was Jewish but lacking any further understanding of what that meant. At 19, he underwent ritual c...
Can Jewish tenets be a model for a more eco-friendly world?
by By Gil Shefler
JTA
Nov 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Have Jews been "green" for millennia without knowing it? A Jewish delegation made the case this week to a climate-change conference in Britain, arguing for eco-friendly measures based o...
Despite progress, Obama hesitant about Netanyahu meeting
by Ron Kampeas
JTA
Nov 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
WASHINGTON -- With President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set to appear at the same convention of Jewish activists, and their governments nearing a deal on the thorny settlem...
Clinton said Israel’s concessions on settlement building fall short of Washington’s expectations
by JTA
Nov 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Israel’s concessions on settlement building fall short of Washington’s expectations. Two days after she praised Israel for offering what she call...